Suggested moniker of Indianapolis Regional Airport needs approval from the Federal Aviation Administration.
For the six general aviation airports that ring Indianapolis, landing business jets is like finding silver dollars in a bucket
of pennies. Though relatively few compared with the number of piston-engine planes, jets consume three times as much fuel
at the area's small airports.
Idea for old terminal calls for more deliberative planning of development in and around Indianapolis International to make
airport more of an economic development hub.
Indianapolis has fared better than some airports in terms of declining revenue, with passengers down
about 10 percent for much of the year and revenue off 16 percent at one point.
Airport concessionaires stung by a 10-percent drop in passenger traffic have asked the Indianapolis Airport Authority to ease
a policy that was implemented more than 10 years ago to keep prices in line with what consumers pay outside
A NASA database shows how airfield mistakes that contributed to a runway crash at a Kentucky airport also occur here, although the number of "surface incidents" has declined in recent years, thanks largely to improvements to taxiways.