South Lafourche Airport Receives Excellent Review

(GALLIANO, LA) – The January 22nd annual inspection of the South Lafourche Leonard Miller, Jr. Airport yielded high marks from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD), Aviation Division. According to a letter from Aviation Director James P. Jones to Port Director Ted Falgout, the Greater Lafourche Port Commission (GLPC), through its airport manager, Jason Duet, “[has] done an excellent job of maintaining and improving the facilities.”

LADOTD conducts annual safety and compliance inspections to evaluate maintenance and operational compliance with state and federal regulations. In the South Lafourche Airport’s 2008 annual inspection report, the airport was noted to be in “excellent condition” after projects that included runway extension and widening as well as lighting improvements. The 2009 airport inspection echoed last year’s report, stating that the South Lafourche Airport “is in excellent condition overall.”

Also noted in the report were areas under construction, including the activity related to building a partial parallel taxiway adjacent to the runway. The airport has recently received grant monies totaling over $6.5 million for improvements, and several projects are currently underway.

Davie Breaux, Director of Operations for the Port Commission, commented, “The foresight of our commissioners, along with the hard work of our capable employees, has again proven our community’s ability to develop and grow industry if given the opportunity. Because of the Commission’s commitment to excellence, millions of dollars are being invested by new tenants at our airport, making it a viable asset to the community’s thriving seaport operations.”

The South Lafourche Leonard Miller, Jr. Airport was named Outstanding Louisiana Airport 2006 by the Federal Aviation Administration, topping much larger airports in Baton Rouge and New Orleans.