Springfield Airport Authority Hosts Illinois Airport Maintenance Association Fall Conference


springfield, illinois……The Springfield Airport Authority hosted the Illinois Airport Maintenance Association Fall Conference October 12-13, 2022.   Nearly a dozen airports from across the state and numerous product vendors and service providers attended the two-day conference in Springfield.  The conference agenda provided participants the opportunity to learn more about airfield pavement and lighting maintenance methods, preparing for regulatory inspections, safety practices while operating heavy equipment, managing airfield conditions during inclement weather events, and maintaining regulatory requirements and obligations that are critical to operating safe airfields.  Professional networking sessions and tours of the Levi Ray and Shoup, Inc. Aviation Center at LLCC, StandardAero and Air Combat Museum were also provided for the delegates.     

Frank J. Vala, Chair of the Springfield Airport Authority Board of Commissioners stated, “The Springfield Airport Authority and Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport was proud to serve as the host for the IAMA conference as this was a tremendous opportunity for our team to showcase our facility and the community to the conference delegates.” 


Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport was named the 2020 Primary Airport of the Year by the Illinois Department of Transportation. In 2021 IDOT released an Economic Impact study indicating Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport generates $370.8 million in total economic output annually for the local economy impacting 2,630 jobs. The airport is home to many major tenants that include the Illinois Air National Guard’s 183rd Wing, StandardAero MRO, IDOT’s Division of Aeronautics, Lincoln Land Community College’s LRS Aviation Maintenance Training Center, Illinois Army National Guard and Stellar Aviation. The airport’s main passenger terminal is also home to the Passenger Service Center and Sky Club, a membership-based club offering added benefits for frequent travelers. Commercial passenger air service offerings feature daily service to Dallas/Ft. Worth TX on American Airlines, to Chicago IL on United Airlines and to Ft. Myers/Punta Gorda FL and Phoenix/Mesa AZ on Allegiant. More information can be found at www.FlySPI.com or by calling the Passenger Service Center at 217-788-9200.