Midland International Airport Receives Spaceport License Approval

Midland International Airport Receives Spaceport License Approval

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND – Midland International Airport has received their long awaited spaceport license.

The announcement was made on Wednesday morning in a press release.

According to the press release, Midland International Airport is the first primary commercial service airport to be certified by the Federal Aviation Administration under the Federal Aviation Regulation Part 420 as a spaceport.

Also, Midland International Airport will now be referred to as the Midland International Air & Space Port.

"It's an important day for not only Midland, but the nation, as we see the private space sector becoming a vital part of our future economy," Midland Development Corporation Board Chairman, Robert Rendall, said. "The spaceport is co-located with our commercial airport which will allow Midland to attract additional aerospace companies to the community."