Golden Triangle Regional Airport (IATA: GTR, ICAO: KGTR, FAA LID: GTR) is a public use airport in Lowndes County, Mississippi. The airport is located approximately midway between the cities of Starkville, Columbus, and West Point, Mississippi, and serves the surrounding Golden Triangle region of Mississippi and parts of West Alabama. GTR is used for general and military aviation, and charter aircraft. As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 35,669 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 36,275 enplanements in 2009, and 36,329 in 2010. It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011 2015, which categorized it as a primary commercial service airport (more than 10,000 enplanements per year). It is the third-busiest commercial airport in the state of Mississippi. GTR is the nucleus of a new industrial complex in northeast Mississippi. American Eurocopter, a subsidiary of EADS North America, moved into an 85,000-square-foot (7,900 m2) helicopter production plant built by the airport and leased to the company on airport property in 2004. In 2007 American Eurocopter finished the second phase of the project, a 220,000-square-foot (20,000 m2) facility built primarily to manufacture and assemble the new U. S. Army UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter. Severstal North America opened a steel mini-mill in an adjacent site in October 2007 and immediately began construction on phase II, bringing total investment in the plant to $1. 8 billion. Paccar, parent company of Peterbilt, Kenworth and DAF (Dutch) trucks has operated a truck engine manufacturing facility since late 2010 that is located to the north of the airport. Other industry, many with international roots, continues to locate at the industrial park adjacent to the airport. The area has two ‘Megasites’ adjacent to the airport that were certified under the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Certified Megasite program. In addition, two aerospace companies, Aurora Flight Sciences and Stark Aerospace, built facilities on airport property and primarily manufacture unmanned aerial vehicles. Stark Aerospace is the newly formed subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries.
|Contact Number:||+1 662-327-4422|
|Airport Address:||2080 Airport Rd, Columbus, MS 39701, United States|