The National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) recently signed on South Lafourche Leonard Miller, Jr. Airport as a business partner.
“We are excited about the opportunity to join one of the most established aviation organizations in the United States and we look forward to becoming an active voice in support of NASAO’s various programs and initiatives,” Airport Manager Richard Osborne said.
The general aviation airport is on 359 acres near the Gulf of Mexico and Port Fourchon in Galliano, Louisiana. The airport and port are under the jurisdiction of the Greater Lafourche Port Commission.
The commission acquired the airport in 2001 and has worked to expand its services. Between 2001 and 2015, flight operations jumped from 550 to more than 20,000.
The airport is undergoing expansion and has used more than $34 million in port, state, and federal funds on improvements.
Improvements include greater accessibility for aircraft ranging from single-engine airplanes to 20-passenger business jets.
Future upgrades include runway strengthening, hangars, and a new terminal building.
The airport is surrounded by 1,200 acres of commission-owned land that is available for lease and industrial development. A road connecting the airport and industrial park to LA 3235 also is planned.