Colorado Air and Space Port: America’s New Hub for Commercial Space Exploration
Just last year, the FAA approved the 11th U.S. spaceport to be constructed as a part of Colorado Air and Space Port (CASP) at Front Range Airport (KFTG). CASP will serve as a dual facility to accommodate the growing demand for space travel and exploration, yet still serve as an FBO for general aviation customers.
With this commitment to the aerospace industry, comes several expansions and enhancements that will also benefit the general aviation community. By the end of the year, three new hangars will be completed, which are located near the fuel pumps and the FBO. A total of 15 more new hangars are planned, including a state-of-the-art 200 X 200 hangar and office building, which will be complete in 2021. CASP plans to break ground on that development in early 2020.
CASP is also working to expand runway 17/35 from 8,000 to 10,000 ft.
An Upward Trajectory
Colorado Air and Space Port was built in 1984 to help drive the economy in eastern Adams County, Colorado, by supplying an increase in air cargo and general aviation business. Since then, the airport has grown to include two additional runways, three full precision Instrument Landing Systems (ILS), and ramps on the east side and west side of the airport.
Additionally, Colorado Air and Space Port was proud to establish controlled airspace after the opening of the tallest general aviation air traffic control tower in North America in 2005.
Always looking to expand on its 3,100 acres of land, CASP supports local and state governments with its Colorado National Guard armory, as well as the Colorado Department of Transportation Aeronautical Division and Colorado State Patrol office. CASP stands at the forefront of the future by maintaining a foothold in the technological development of suborbital flight and aerospace research and development.
Stellar Benefits for GA
Located six miles from Denver International Airport (KDEN) and close to the Denver metro area, Colorado Air and Space Port is conveniently accessible. CASP is a great option for those looking to make connections at KDEN; the FBO even provides a shuttle service, which takes less than 20 minutes.
The airport is also equipped with all-weather capabilities, including deicing services and heated hangars available to accommodate up to Gulfstream IVs.
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