Renovation complete at Waukesha County Airport

By Freeman Staff

June 6, 2017

Waukesha city and county officials, along with representatives of Atlantic Aviation and the Waukesha County Airport/Crites Field, cut a ribbon before the executive terminal at the airport during the grand reopening event on Monday. From left: Teralyn Hamby; Mike Wheeler, a regional manager of Atlantic Aviation; Nick Read, general manager of Waukesha County Airport; Mike Kurgan, another regional manager of Atlantic Aviation; Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow; Jay Hamby, vice president of operations at Atlantic Aviation; Kurt Stanich, director of Waukesha County Airport; Mike Crowley, commission chairman of Airport Operations; Waukesha County Board Chairman Paul Decker; Waukesha Mayor Shawn Reilly; Clive Lowe, senior vice president of business development for Atlantic Aviation; Airport Operations Commissioner Steve Betzler; Bernard Young, general manager of Atlantic Aviationís Chicago location.
Andrea Fencl/ Freeman Staff

WAUKESHA - Atlantic Aviation held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the grand reopening event celebrating the finished renovation to the Waukesha County Airport/Crites Field's executive terminal on Monday.

The $7 million project, funded entirely by Atlantic Aviation, included upgrading the terminal along with building a new 30,000 square-foot hangar at Crites Field, 2525 Aviation Drive.

The newly renovated terminal includes an updated lobby with new flooring, furniture and fixtures, a new conference room, pilot lounge and front desk.

The lobby of the newly renovated executive terminal at Waukesha County Airport, 2525 Aviation Drive, before the grand reopening event on Monday.
Andrea Fencl/ Freeman Staff

"What you see here is a vision we've had for some time," said Jay Hamby, vice president of operations in the Midwest region for Atlantic Aviation. "When I look around and see this vision that has become a reality, I'm very excited. We dedicate ourselves on providing exceptional service but now that we have facilities to go along with our service delivery we think this is going to provide a world-class experience."

With 41,000 takeoffs and landings last year, Waukesha County Airport is the busiest general aviation airport in Wisconsin.