Airport Director’s Letter

Airport Director’s Letter
May 9, 2023 Jerry Vallely
St. Louis Downtown Airport logo on a white background
Spring is proving to be an exciting time at St. Louis Downtown Airport as we continue to invest in new facilities that will enhance operations, support our tenants and customers, and accelerate our role as an economic engine for the region and Illinois.
Governor JB Pritzker held a news conference in early April to celebrate the work continuing on our new, Ground Engine Run Up and Compass Calibration project. This $5.4 million investment is largely funded through a $5 million Rebuild Illinois grant. See the related story to learn more about this project and how it will benefit several of our tenants, supporting existing and future jobs at St. Louis Downtown Airport.
We also were pleased to recently learn that St. Louis Downtown Airport has been awarded a $2.5 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to help cover the cost of replacing the existing 1980’s airport terminal that serves as the front door for businesses and developers expanding to the region.
In this newsletter, you can learn more about that project and see our recap of some of the highlights from the most recent NBAA conference, which broke attendance records and provided a wealth of information and connections that are advancing the aviation industry. As always, don’t hesitate to reach out if you’d like to learn more about our operations here at the airport. 
Photo of Sandra Shore, Director of St. Louis Downtown AirportSandra Shore
Airport Director 
St. Louis Downtown Airport