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"Arizona airport board looks at all-night jet fuel pump"
- From: "Stephen Irwin" <stepheni@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2006 00:26:51 -0500
Saturday, October 28, 2006
CG airport board looks at all-night jet fuel pump
By KRIS WALKINSHAW
The Casa Grande (AZ) Valley News
The Casa Grande Airport Advisory Board has a number of issues on its plate
right now, but it will have to wait until its next regularly scheduled
meeting to decide many of them.
The board voted Wednesday to send back items on the agenda that required
more research and information from the airport and public works staff.
Chairman Terry Emig wanted the board to discuss a jet fuel card system. The
system would allow pilots to fuel their own aircraft. Currently airport
staff must fuel the planes and are only available until 5:30 p.m. This would
allow fuel service 24 hours each day.
However, Airport Supervisor Doug Easterday said that in talking with other
airport managers, he found that installing the system, which can cost
upwards of $45,000, often is not cost effective.
"Based on rough figures, it would be paid back if we had 300 gallons of jet
a day," Easterday said. "I'm not opposed to this idea - I'm just not sure it
would make financial sense."
The board directed the city staff to investigate the matter further.
Currently, Casa Grande Municipal Airport does not have architectural
Kevin Louis, public works director, said the board may consider setting a
standard to hold people to when they build a structure.
"When we get plans for a hangar, we do want to establish a level of
aesthetics to the building," he said. "There should be a standard higher
than what was in place."
He added city staff will research airports similar in size to Casa Grande's
and report their results during an upcoming meeting.
The next board meeting is scheduled for Nov. 22 at 6 p.m.
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