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JOIN OUR TEAM: Assistant Mechanic/Laborer

We’re searching for the latest and greatest member of our maintenance team.

Position: Assistant Mechanic/Laborer
Work Location: Glacier Park International Airport/FMAA
Pay Rate: $21.50-$24.00/hr. DOE (full time/permanent)
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Responsibilities:
Under direct supervision of the Lead Mechanic, this position performs skilled work in the maintenance and repair of heavy equipment, heavy and light trucks, fire safety vehicles, compressors and emergency generators, and other vehicles and equipment. Repairs, rebuilds and installs equipment and vehicle components and attachments, including diesel and gasoline engines and sub-assemblies; electrical systems; hydraulic and pneumatic control systems; brakes; structural members and other parts. Additionally, this position performs airport maintenance functions including snow and ice control, repairs of airport-owned equipment, buildings, and infrastructure, landscaping, and other duties as assigned.

Requirements:
Incumbent must be able to pass a federal background check and security threat assessment, have and maintain a valid driver license, and pass a pre-employment physical and drug screening.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Possess a High School Diploma or GED
• Knowledge of gasoline, diesel and heavy equipment hydraulic maintenance

Preferred Qualifications:
• Airport maintenance experience
• Welding experience
• Gasoline, diesel and automotive repair experience

To apply, please visit the Careers page at iflyglacier.com.
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

JOIN OUR TEAM: On-Call Snow Removal

What’s on our mind after Labor Day? SNOW! We’re ready to add snow removal operators to our team for the winter season ❄️.

On-Call Short-Term Snow Removal
New operators – $19.00/hr.
Returning operators – $20.00/hr.

Under direct supervision of the Director of Maintenance, this short-term, on-call position is responsible for performing snow and ice control on the airfield, streets, sidewalks, and parking lots.

Minimum requirements:
• High school diploma or equivalent
• Current, valid Montana driver’s license
• 3 years’ experience operating heavy equipment or performing snow and ice control
• Satisfactory driving record (as determined by our insurance company)
• Ability to pass TSA criminal background check and pre-employment drug screen

Preferred Qualifications:
• Previous airport snow removal experience

How to apply:
• Applications may be obtained at the Airport Administration office at 4170 Highway 2 East, Kalispell, MT or apply online by visiting the Careers page at iflyglacier.com

Flathead Notice of Public Hearing: April 2021

HEARING NOTICE FORM

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON A PROPOSED ISSUANCE BY THE FLATHEAD MUNICIPAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY OF AIRPORT REVENUE BONDS OR NOTES THEREFOR UNDER MONTANA CODE ANNOTATED, TITLE 67, CHAPTER 11, PARTS 1 THROUGH 3, IN ORDER TO FINANCE ONE OR MORE SERIES AIRPORT REVENUE NOTES

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Commissioners of the Flathead Municipal Airport Authority (the “Authority”) will meet on April 20, 2021, at or after 4:00 p.m., in a conference room at the Country Inn and Suites located at 4150 US Highway 2 East Kalispell, Montana 59901 in front of the Glacier Park International Airport (the “Airport”) and hold a public hearing on the issuance by the Authority of one or more series of its taxable or tax-exempt airport revenue notes, bonds, TIFIA loan, or other obligations in one or more series (the “Obligations”) for the purposes of: (i) financing the acquisition, construction and equipping of an approximately 120,000 square foot terminal expansion to the Authority’s Glacier Park International Airport in Kalispell, Montana (the “Project”); (ii) funding necessary reserves, if any; and (iii) paying costs of issuance of the Obligations.

In order to finance the costs listed above, the Authority proposes to issue and sell the Obligations in the estimated maximum aggregate principal amount not to exceed $70,000,000.  The Obligations will be special, limited obligations of the Authority payable from airport revenues, including passenger facility charges and the limited taxing power of the Authority.  The Obligations are not a general obligation of the Authority and the limited taxing power of the Authority will only be pledged to one or more series of the Obligations if such pledge is determined by the Board of Commissioners of the Authority to be advantageous.  The Obligations shall not be an obligation of the City of Kalispell or Flathead County and the City of Kalispell and Flathead County do not have any obligation (financial or otherwise) with respect to the Obligations.  The taxing power of the City of Kalispell and Flathead County will not be pledged to the repayment of the Obligations.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Airport Director has determined it is not practical nor prudent to require the public to attend meetings of the Board of Commissioners of the Authority in-person if such persons do not want to do so due to the health pandemic and emergency. Therefore, remote participation at the public hearing will be allowed if a person is not comfortable attending the public hearing in-person.

All persons interested may appear and be heard at said time and place or may file a written expression of their views with the Airport Director of the Authority prior to the date of hearing set forth above.  Any further information regarding this notice, the Obligations and the Project may be obtained from the Airport Director at Authority’s offices at the Airport.  Any comments and materials submitted by 12:00 noon on April 20, 2021 will be provided to the Authority for their consideration.  The public may also provide comments and participate during the public hearing by dialing 406-272-4852 with Conference ID:  369 365 923# or 1-888-857-7121 with passcode 6123716223# at the time of the public hearing.

FLATHEAD MUNICIPAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY

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Website Posting Date:  Flathead Municipal Airport Website April 5, 2021.

 

Glacier Park International Airport Announces New Partnership, Adds Routes

Media Contact: Kristine Fife
406-475-5651
kristine@bigskypublicrelations.com

 

Glacier Park International Airport Announces New Partnership, Adds Routes
JetBlue arrives in Flathead Valley, American Airlines increases services

KALISPELL, Montana (Feb. 19, 2021) – Service offerings continue to expand at Glacier Park International Airport (GPIA) with the addition of a new partnership with JetBlue Airways and additional routes through American Airlines. Travelers will be able to take a seasonal JetBlue flight to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City three times a week in July and August. American Airlines has also added service to New York City with Saturday flights to LaGuardia Airport, as well as Saturday service to Charlotte, North Carolina.

“The JetBlue partnership increases our airline carriers from five to six,” Rob Ratkowski, Glacier Park International Airport director said. “This is great news for all travelers. The JetBlue and American Airlines services will benefit Montanans, bring tourism to our beautiful area, and enhance the flight options and experiences of everyone.”

The American Airlines announcement increases Kalispell service from three cities – Dallas-Fort Worth, Chicago, and Los Angeles – to five.

“American is excited to add once weekly, nonstop seasonal service between our Charlotte and New York-La Guardia hubs and Glacier Park International Airport,” Brian Znotins, American’s vice president of network planning. “As customers return to the skies, the National Parks System remains high on their list of summer destinations. These new flights not only connect customers to Glacier National Park and the natural beauty of Montana, but also provide local residents with access to several one-stop connections across American’s network. This new service complements our existing flights between FCA and Dallas-Fort Worth and Los Angeles.”

New airline partnerships and expanded route options continue to increase at GPIA despite the travel decline many markets are still experiencing.

“Visitors need only step off the plane in Montana to understand the magic of our state,” Ratkowski said. “The growth we have seen at Glacier Park International Airport in recent months has been incredible. We are thrilled to be welcoming JetBlue to the GPIA family, and we look forward to expanded flight options for area travelers.”

For more information on JetBlue destinations and fares, visit www.jetblue.com. For information on American Airlines destinations and fares, visit www.aa.com.

ABOUT GLACIER PARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Airline service at Glacier Park International Airport is provided by Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, Jet Blue and Allegiant Air. Cities with year-round service include Denver, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Phoenix/Mesa, Salt Lake City and Seattle. Additional cities with seasonal service include Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York (LaGuardia), New York (JFK), Oakland, Portland, San Diego, and San Francisco. For more information about GPIA, please visit www.iflyglacier.com.

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Federal Mask Mandate

Federal law requires wearing a face mask at all times in and on the airport for ages two and older. Failure to comply may result in removal and denial of re-entry.

Refusing to wear a mask in or on the airport is a violation of federal law.  Individuals may be subject to penalties under federal law.

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BY ORDER OF:

TSA SECURITY DIRECTIVE SD 1542-21-01

CDC ORDER UNDER SECTION 361 OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE ACT (42.U.S.C. 264) AND 42 CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS 70.2, 71.31(b), 71.32(b)

EXECUTIVE ORDER OF PRESIDENT BIDEN ON PROMOTING COVID19 SAFETY IN DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL

 

SUN COUNTRY AIRLINES ADDS NEW ROUTE FROM GPIA

Media Contact: Kristine Fife
406-475-5651
kristine@bigskypublicrelations.com

 

SUN COUNTRY AIRLINES ADDS NEW ROUTE FROM GPIA
The Glacier Park International Airport will host Sun Country Airlines with flights to Minneapolis/St Paul beginning in May.

KALISPELL, Montana (Jan. 27, 2020) – Travel options are expanding at Glacier Park International Airport (GPIA). Sun Country Airlines, based in Minneapolis, will offer service from Kalispell to Minneapolis/St. Paul beginning in May.

“This new service from Sun Country Airlines is a testament to the recovery we are experiencing at GPIA,” said Rob Ratkowski, Glacier Park International Airport director “Passenger demand is steadily increasing, and airlines are recognizing the benefit of doing business here in Kalispell. We welcome Sun Country and are excited to have additional service to the Minneapolis/St. Paul market.”

GPIA’s recovery following a global travel decline in the midst of the pandemic has been one of the strongest in the state. Currently the airport is experiencing traffic similar to that of 2017 and continues to rise.

Sun Country Airlines CEO Jude Bricker says that adding these new routes and cities is a sign that the COVID-19 travel slump is turning around.

“We are excited to extend our network and offer people access to even more low-cost vacation options when they are ready to travel again. The past year has been a challenge for the travel industry but with increased access to COVID-19 tests and vaccinations, we’re starting to see that turnaround.”, says Bricker.

Sun Country Airlines will begin service from Kalispell to Minneapolis in May. Flights will be offered twice weekly and run seasonally through October. For additional information about routes and fares, please visit suncountry.com.

ABOUT GLACIER PARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Airline service at Glacier Park International Airport is provided by Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and Allegiant Air. Cities with year-round service include Denver, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City and Seattle. Additional cities with seasonal service include Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Oakland, San Francisco and Portland. For more information about GPIA, please visit www.iflyglacier.com.

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FMAA GIVES GREEN LIGHT ON AIRPORT EXPANSION

Media Contact: Kristine Fife
406-475-5651
kristine@bigskypublicrelations.com

 

FMAA GIVES GREEN LIGHT ON AIRPORT EXPANSION
The Flathead Municipal Airport Authority Board of Directors approves moving to the bid phase on the Glacier Park International Airport expansion

KALISPELL, Montana (Jan. 15, 2020) Glacier Park International Airport (GPIA) is taking the next step toward its $100 million terminal expansion. The Flathead Municipal Airport Authority (FMAA) met Tuesday and gave approval for the expansion to move into the bidding process.

The expansion, originally slated to begin in 2020, was put on hold amidst the global pandemic. With travel numbers declining dramatically, the airport authority made the decision to pause the project until the need for the additional space was once again a necessity.

“The goal was to allow passenger traffic to return to 2017 numbers before we would consider moving forward with the expansion.”, Rob Ratkowski, Glacier Park International Airport Director, said. “We have been watching the numbers almost daily, and passenger counts have stabilized very close to 2017. GPIA’s recovery has been the best in the state, and we are pleased to be taking the next steps in this project.”

Swank Enterprises and Q&D Construction were awarded the contract to lead the construction in February 2020. Tuesday’s board approval will allow the joint venture to begin the process of accepting bids on sub-contract work.

The majority of the work will focus on passenger terminals, with additional back-of-house improvements planned for operational areas such as TSA screening checkpoints and baggage management spaces. The expansion will nearly triple the square footage of the existing airport to accommodate the ever-increasing passenger numbers.

Although early work will be underway as soon as April, the passenger experience will remain largely unchanged through the busy summer season. The preliminary work will take place outside in preparation for breaking ground on the basement facilities in late summer or early fall.

Tuesday’s board approval is the first step in delivering an airport plan that prepares GPIA for anticipated passenger growth for decades to come.

ABOUT GLACIER PARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Airline service at Glacier Park International Airport is provided by Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and Allegiant Air. Cities with year-round service include Denver, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City and Seattle. Additional cities with seasonal service include Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Oakland, San Francisco and Portland. For more information about GPIA, please visit www.iflyglacier.com.

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Notice of public hearing on proposed issuance by FMAA of airport revenue bonds or notes

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON A PROPOSED ISSUANCE BY THE FLATHEAD MUNICIPAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY OF AIRPORT REVENUE BONDS OR NOTES THEREFOR UNDER MONTANA CODE ANNOTATED, TITLE 67, CHAPTER 11, PARTS 1 THROUGH 3, IN ORDER TO FINANCE ONE OR MORE SERIES AIRPORT REVENUE NOTES

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Commissioners of the Flathead Municipal Airport Authority (the “Authority”) will meet on January 12, 2021, at or after 4:00 p.m., at the Glacier Park International Airport (the “Airport”), 4170 US Highway 2 Kalispell, Montana 59901, and hold a public hearing on the issuance by the Authority of one or more series of its taxable or tax-exempt airport revenue notes, bonds, TIFIA loan, or other obligations in one or more series (the “Obligations”) for the purposes of: (i) financing the acquisition, construction and equipping of an approximately 120,000 square foot terminal expansion to the Authority’s Glacier Park International Airport in Kalispell, Montana (the “Project”); (ii) funding necessary reserves, if any; and (iii) paying costs of issuance of the Obligations.

In order to finance the costs listed above, the Authority proposes to issue and sell the Obligations in the estimated maximum aggregate principal amount not to exceed $70,000,000.  The Obligations will be special, limited obligations of the Authority payable from airport revenues, including passenger facility charges and the limited taxing power of the Authority.  The Obligations are not a general obligation of the Authority and the limited taxing power of the Authority will only be pledged to one or more series of the Obligations if such pledge is determined by the Board of Commissioners of the Authority to be advantageous.  The Obligations shall not be an obligation of the City of Kalispell or Flathead County and the City of Kalispell and Flathead County do not have any obligation (financial or otherwise) with respect to the Obligations.  The taxing power of the City of Kalispell and Flathead County will not be pledged to the repayment of the Obligations.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and emergency actions taken by the Governor of the State of Montana regarding the COVID-19 health pandemic, the Airport Director has determined it is not practical nor prudent to require the public to attend meetings of the Board of Commissioners of the Authority in-person if such persons do not want to do so due to the health pandemic and emergency. Therefore, remote participation at the public hearing will be allowed.

All persons interested may appear and be heard at said time and place or may file a written expression of their views with the Airport Director of the Authority prior to the date of hearing set forth above.  Any further information regarding this notice, the Obligations and the Project may be obtained from the Airport Director at Authority’s offices at the Airport.  Any comments and materials submitted by 12:00 noon on January 12 will be provided to the Authority for their consideration.  The public may also provide comments and participate during the public hearing by dialing 406-272-4852 Conference ID: 883 455 092#.

FLATHEAD MUNICIPAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY

JOIN OUR TEAM: Development & Projects Intern

Grow with us! Glacier Park International Airport is HIRING a recent grad or current student.

Position: Development & Projects Intern
Department: Administration
Work Location: Glacier Park International Airport/FMAA
Pay Rate: $12/hr with housing provided (full time/ temporary)
Duration: 12 months
Application Deadline: December 30, 2020 at 4:30 PM Mountain Time

Program Description:
This is a highly structured and selective internship program designed to give the incumbent experience in airport planning, engineering, environmental compliance, government affairs, grants, and construction management. Work will include assisting the Development and Projects Manager oversee construction of a $100M terminal expansion program. The incumbent will be expected to work full time with changing schedules and perform rigorous self-study of assigned materials and projects. Interns are required to complete the AAAE C.M. certification.

The GPIA internship boasts a 100% job placement rate in the airport industry.

Requirements:
Incumbent must be able to pass a federal background check and security threat assessment, have and maintain a valid driver’s license, and pass a pre-employment drug screening. Candidates must be a US citizen.

Only candidates who are extremely motivated in pursuing airport management or development as a career should apply.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Possess a High School Diploma
• Within one year post graduation with a Bachelor’s degree in Aviation Management, Aeronautical Science, Civil Engineering, Urban Planning, or a closely related program; or, current enrollment in such program at the Junior level

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to employment@glacierairport.com or apply online at www.iflyglacier.com.

JOIN OUR TEAM: Custodial Staff

 

Do you have experience creating clean and orderly environments?

Join our team! This position is responsible for cleaning duties in the terminal and other airport-owned buildings.

Position: Custodian
Department: Maintenance
Work Location: Glacier Park International Airport/FMAA
Pay rate: $15.50/hour
Application Deadline: Until Filled

Requirements:

Incumbent must:

  • Pass a federal background check and security threat assessment
  • Pass a pre-employment physical and drug screening
  • Have and maintain a valid driver’s license
  • Have reliable transportation
  • Be available to work nights, weekends, and holidays 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Possess a High School Diploma or GED
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds
  • Must be able to operate and clean ride-on equipment

Applications may be picked up in the Airport Administration Office or submitted via the “careers” link on our website at iflyglacier.com.