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Houma-Terrebonne Airport

History

The Houma-Terrebonne Airport/Industrial Park is developed from the World War II Naval Land Installation located in Houma, LA, in Terrebonne Parish. The Installation's primary responsibility was the surveillance of German U-Boat activity in the Gulf of Mexico. After the war, the federal government, by way of a quit claim deed, transferred the Naval Land Installation to the local government. The property, now called the Houma-Terrebonne Airport/Industrial Park, is leased to general aviation and industrial tenants. The monies received from the leases are utilized to maintain the airport. The Houma-Terrebonne Airport/Industrial Park is self funded. No tax dollars, other than federal project money, are received. In 1958 the Houma-Terrebonne Airport Commission was created by our local government to oversee and administer the airport and industrial park area. Our airport has developed into one of the finest, state-of-the-art airports in Louisiana. Complimenting the airport, is a large industrial park with a varied client base.

Houma-Terrebonne Airport

The airport has grown dramatically since its 1958 creation. Significant improvements include:

  1. Establishment of the instrument landing system (ILS).
  2. Construction of the 450,000 sq. ft. aircraft parking ramp on the east side of the airport.
  3. Construction of the FAA Air Traffic Control Tower.
  4. Construction of a parallel taxiway to Runway 30.
  5. Construction of east and west Crash Fire and Rescue (CFR) Roads to the taxiway and runway systems.
  6. Overlay and rehabilitation to Taxiway "G".
  7. Exchange and purchase of property for future expansion to the north-south runway.
  8. Construction of the aviation security fence.
  9. 1,500' runway and parallel taxiway extension to Runway 36.
  10. Turning lanes (east and west entrances) to the industrial park, major drainage improvements (east side of the airport) and the establishment of municipal sewage (east side of airport).
  11. Construction of Compass Calibration Pad.
  12. Established Outreach Program
  13. Security Lighting on East & West Ramps
  14. Development of Master Plan Update
  15. Development of Sewer Master Plan
  16. Resignage of Airport Complete
  17. Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) which enables pilots to have access to current weather conditions on the airport 24 hours a day.
  18. Taxiway Bravo North Project
  19. New HTAC Office Facility
  20. Extension of security fence along Aviation Road.