Representatives from the U.S. Transportation Security Administration registered 377 customers during the enrollment week last month to sign up residents for the security pre-check program.
Friedman Memorial Airport Manager Chris Pomeroy said at the Airport Authority’s monthly meeting Tuesday that the number exceeded expectations for the June 24 weeklong enrollment center set up at the Hailey airport for locals to register. Currently, the airport only has the capacity for one security line, so certain 15-minute increments will be set aside for pre-check passengers to go through without being required to remove their shoes, belts or liquids and laptops from their carry-on luggage.
Pomeroy presented the airport’s fiscal 2020 budget for the second time to the authority board members on Tuesday night with minor changes. A public hearing to take comments on the proposed budget will be at next month’s meeting on Aug. 6. The full budget proposal is available on the airport’s website.
The August meeting will also include a presentation of a flight procedure feasibility assessment study that began in January. In February, the airport had 103 flight diversions due to bad weather. The assessment, done by Flight Tech Engineering, was to develop and test instrument approach procedures that would increase reliability of airline operations for the current jet fleet operating at the airport. It focused on new technologies that allow aircraft to fly more flexible and accurate three-dimensional flight paths.