BROOKSHIRE, Texas — A new air traffic control tower will open Oct. 1 at Houston Executive Airport (KTME).
“The Houston Executive Airport has experienced tremendous growth over the last several years, located in one of the fastest growing areas in the United States,” said Andrew D. Perry A.A.E. “As our larger high speed jet aircraft operations continue to increase, the control tower will enhance the level of service and safety.”
Perry said there are no other controlled airports located in West Houston along the I-10 corridor. The air traffic control tower will be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., 365 days a year. The local control frequency is 126.975 and the ground frequency is 132.075.
Located in Houston’s energy corridor, Houston Executive Airport is a private commercial development established by Ron Henriksen, a Houston businessman and pilot with over 40 years in the aviation industry.
“After the significant growth experienced over the last two years, I have decided to take the next step and add an air traffic control tower for our customers,” said Henriksen. “I knew that this airport was desperately needed on the west side of Houston and this new control tower will increase safety for our customers.”
Houston Executive Airport boasts a 6,610-foot runway that can accommodate all corporate aircraft up to a Boeing Business Jet. Located on the airport is Henriksen Jet Center, a full service FBO that is open 24-hours daily. Other amenities include more than six acres of concrete ramp, aircraft cleaning, maintenance, and aircraft management.
On Sept. 25, BBQ will be served from 5 p.m. to 5:59 p.m., followed by a meet the controller meeting, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Henriksen Jet Center.
RSVP to Charly at HJC@houstonexecutiveairport.com if you plan to attend the BBQ dinner.
For more information: HoustonExecutiveAirport.com.