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1 ELLINGTON AIRPORT City of Houston Houston Airport System World Class Aerospace Center

2 Established in 1917, Ellington Field was one of the first military airfields in the United States and was named after Lieutenant Eric Ellington, who was killed on a training mission. The ATC tower was constructed in NASA established Ellington Field as its base for astronaut flight training in the early 60s. In 1976 Ellington Field was officially deactivated by the Air Force, however, the Texas Air National Guard, Texas Army National Guard and the US Coast Guard maintained military presence. Ellington Field was acquired by the City of Houston in 1984 to use as a third civil airport and was renamed Ellington Airport on January 14, HISTORY

3 GENERAL FAR 139 Class IV airport, ARFF Index C. Zero violations/discrepancies last consecutive 7 years FAA Southwest Region Airport Safety Award EFD recognized by FAA for superior airfield maintenance Ability to handle and service aircraft, including the Boeing 747. Consists of three runways. The tower structure is owned and maintained by Houston Airport System (HAS). The controllers are contracted through the Air National Guard (Dynamic Science Intl.). The tower is operational 24 hours 7 days a week. The Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) station is owned and operated by the Air National Guard. EMERGENCY RELIEF Natural disasters WMD response and facility support EFD PERSONNEL Maintenance - 19 personnel Operations – 4 personnel Administrative Support – 3 personnel Management – 3 personnel EFD FAST FACTS

4 AIRSIDE Pavement Area - 2,545,000 square feet. All taxiways and runways group V. Perimeter Fence - 8 miles of 8 fence. Drainage Ditch - 17 miles of mostly unlined ditches. Total Acreage - 2,200 acres which does not include Military, NASA or US Coast Guard properties. Mowed Acreage - 1,100 acres are mowed including hay production. LANDSIDE 380+ acres green field commercial & industrial sites acres developed pad-ready sites. 20 miles of roadways. HAY PRODUCTION Square and round bales sold to the public. 3 rd year of program. Profit - $60K - $70K annually (weather dependent) O&M Program EFD FAST FACTS (cont.)

5 Runway 17R-35L 9001 long x 150 wide Both runways have Category I Precision Approaches Runway long x 150 wide Runway 4 has non-precision approach Runway 22 has Category I precision approach Runway 17L-35R 4609 long x 75 wide Both runways are Visual Approach only ELLINGTON AIRPORT

6 MILITARY AND OTHER CONSTRUCTION

7 ELLINGTON AIRPORT NASA MILITARY

8 BATTLE PROTECTION CENTER MAINTENANCE FACILITY

9 JOINT RESERVE CENTER

10 ARMED FORCES RESERVE CENTER

11 Purchased land from Houston Airport System (HAS) March 2011, for $1.5M Sector Houston-Galveston Administrative Headquarters, opens late 2013 Initially, 300+ permanent personnel – may expand facilities in the future COAST GUARD

12 AIRCRAFT RESCUE FIRE FIGHTING Completed 2011

13 Predator Reaper 147 TH RECONNAISSANCE WING COMMAND AND CONTROL CENTER

14 AH-64 Longbow AH-64 Currently transitioning to Longbow New hangar and maintenance facility in planning, construction completion TBD 149 TH ATTACK BATTALION New hangar facility required - lease in initial negotiations

15 WB-57 T-38 WB-57 may increase fleet T-38 maintenance and flight facility remains at EFD NASA FACILITIES

16 GENERAL AVIATION RELATED DEVELOPMENTS

17 Fixed Base Operator – expansion of services Self Service Refueling - AVGAS Commercial and Private Hangar Development - negotiating 4 leases Mixed Use Facility – concept has been approved for development Embry Riddle Aeronautical University - expanding curriculum On airport roadways - rehabilitation Opening Day Fresh – entrance signs and landscaping Air Traffic Control tower – scheduled to be completed 2013 User Fee (CBP) facility International General Aviation Cargo General Aviation facility Charter, air taxi, etc. General Aviation ELLINGTON AIRPORT DEVELOPMENTS

18 Phase One 18 acres available Foreign Trade Zone Phase Two 20 additional acres available 2013 Genoa Red Bluff expansion completed Adjacent to taxiways and runways Fifteen minutes to Port of Houston Five minutes to Beltway 8 PROPOSED CARGO FACILITY

19 Lone Star Flight Museum – relocating from Galveston FLIGHT MUSEUMS (design concept) Texas Flying Legends plans include expansion of existing facility Collings Foundation developing design and construction plan

20 Feasibility study and economic and environmental assessment has been initiated. FAA certification application will parallel economic and environmental assessments. Business plan will include markets for aerospace industry and related manufacturing, research and development, and commercial applications. SPACE PORT

21 ELLINGTON AIRPORT COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

22 ELLINGTON AIRPORT HOSTS THE WINGS OVER HOUSTON AIRSHOW EACH YEAR

23 Benefits Texas Lions Children's Camp & USO ELLINGTON AIRPORT AEROS & AUTOS Included this year will be the Texas Half Mile Shootout

24 ELLINGTON AIRPORT 9-11 TRAVIS FOUNDATION MEMORIAL RUN

25 AS CLOSE TO HEAVEN AS YOU CAN GET

26 AND SOON - WE CAN GET YOU CLOSER


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