The Columbus Airport

new AARF (Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting) truck in the next couple of years. We have over 680 acres, so we want the best and newest equipment to maintain all that and make sure that our operations continue to run smoothly and safely.” Funding for these projects will come from a combination of AIP funding (the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program), PFCs (Passenger Facility Charges) and the Airport’s own enterprise fund. Clark sees the Airport as an integral part of the greater Columbus community, as well as its future economic development. “We are a hometown airport,” she avers. We embrace our community. We’re known for providing airport services and amenities with a personal touch to both our commercial and general aviation customers. We’re committed to air transpor- tation and economic development within our community, so we work closely with our Chamber of Commerce, and the City Council, and all our local businesses. We also want to make sure that we are representing Columbus, Georgia and our region in the most business- like manner, while exceeding expectations for safety and service.” PREFERRED VENDOR n Columbus Visitors Bureau