Business View Magazine - October 2018

96 97 Las Cruces International Airport AMBITIOUS PLANS L as Cruces International Airport is a city-owned, public airport nine miles west of the central business district of Las Cruces, in Doña Ana County, New Mexico. The Airport is used by general and corporate aviation, all branches of the U.S. military, private charters, and the local Civil Air Patrol squadron. In addition, New Mexico’s National Guard’s C Company, 3rd Battalion, 140th Aviation Regiment, operates and hous- es four UH-72 Lakota helicopters, there. Also, New Mexico State University utilizes the Air- port as an Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight Test site. The Airport has two fixed-base operators: Southwest Aviation and Francis Aviation. Both FBOs provide aircraft fuel and facilities to handle corporate aircraft and private charters. Southwest Aviation also offers flight instruc- tion services, as does Frost Aviation Services. The 2,193-acre Airport has three runways: 4/22 is 7,501 by 106 feet, asphalt; 8/26 is AT A GLANCE LAS CRUCES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WHAT: A city-owned, public airport WHERE: Doña Ana County, New Mexico WEBSITE: economic-development/airport