GPT awarded for training excellence

April 6, 2017

GULFPORT – Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport was recognized March 31 by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) for excellence in airport training completed in 2016. Airport Operations Supervisors Addison Barbeau and Carson Stroud and Operations Manager Ricky Rushing received awards for completing extensiveoperations training in areas including aircraft rescue and firefighting, security, customer service, Federal […]

GPT recognized for runway touchdown zones replacement project

March 17, 2017

GULFPORT – Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport received the Mississippi chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies 2016 Grand Award for a project that required 50,000 square yards of distressed concrete to be replaced on the airport’s main runway. The project was completed by Neel-Schaffer, a multi-disciplined engineering and planning firm with offices throughout the South. […]

GPT recognized for excellence in advertising and marketing

March 10, 2017

GULFPORT — Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport received seven awards at the 2016 Addys March 4 at Café Climb for its new advertising campaign, “That’s How We Fly.” The campaign was conceptualized and created by The Focus Group, a full service advertising agency based on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. “It’s been exciting for our team to work […]

Seminar on drone safety and regulations held at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport

January 20, 2017

GULFPORT – An educational seminar on drone safety and regulations was held Thursday, January 19 at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport. The seminar featured a panel of four aviation and unmanned aircraft systems professionals including Albert McCray, Aviation Safety Inspector for the Federal Aviation Administration; Doug Harwell, Air National Guard pilot and owner of Drone Assist, Inc.; […]

Global Entry Enrollment Center opens at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport

January 17, 2017

GULFPORT – Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport held a ceremony Thursday, Jan. 12 to launch the opening of a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Global Entry Enrollment Center at the airport. Global Entry allows for expedited clearance of pre-approved, low-risk travelers. Members bypass the traditional CBP inspection lines and use an automated kiosk to complete admission upon […]

Ribbon cutting held for newly-constructed T-Hangars at GPT

September 6, 2016

GULFPORT – Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on September 6 to celebrate the completed construction of an eight-bay T-Hangar building for small, private aircraft. The hangar is located in the general aviation area of the Gulfport airport. Mississippi Department of Transportation paid for $250,000 of the half million dollar project through its multi-modal […]

Ceremony held to honor Col. Lawrence E. Roberts

July 15, 2016

A ceremony was held Wednesday, July 13 at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport to unveil a bust memorializing the life and service of Col. Lawrence E. Roberts. The bust is displayed in the Gulfport airport terminal alongside the busts of Col. John C. Robinson and Lt. Jeremiah J. O’Keefe. Robinson was a resident of Gulfport and is noted […]

GPT awarded $3.4 million grant for sound mitigation

July 14, 2016

GULFPORT – Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport is being awarded a $3.4 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to fund Phase 10 of the Noise Compatibility Program. The sound mitigation program provides funding for qualified properties which fall within the FAA’s pre-established sound contours. Eligible applicants for the program have the opportunity to receive financial assistance […]