SUN AIRPORT PASSENGER ADVISORY
Snow is what winter in Sun Valley is all about, and we love getting lots of it. But occasionally, extreme winter weather will affect flights into and out of our airport (SUN). Weather-related diversions into the Friedman Memorial Airport have been drastically reduced thanks to new landing system approach technology. As a result, there will no longer be a winter busing program. If you are traveling by air to SUN this winter, please take these steps to keep informed and updated on your flight status, and plan accordingly.
SUN CLIMATE ACTION STRATEGY AND GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS
The FMAA is committed to supporting local, regional, and national efforts, including the City of Hailey’s Resiliency Initiative, which aims to achieve carbon neutrality, as well as the FAA’s goal of Net Zero by 2050, as set in the FAA Climate Action Plan (November 2021). As part of the Climate Action Strategy process, the Airport is evaluating measures to mitigate its impact on climate change.
The Friedman Memorial Airport Authority (FMAA), formed through a Joint Powers Agreement between Blaine County and the City of Hailey, operates and manages the Friedman Memorial Airport. The Airport is a commercial service airport serving several airlines and general aviation traffic. The FMAA purchased approximately 386 acres of property south of the Airport and developed 10.4 acres of the acquired property into general aviation hangars, aircraft parking aprons, and associated vehicle parking and roadways adjacent to existing Airport facilities. The FMAA sought federal funding to assist with property acquisition and aviation development.
SCHEDULE A BADGING APPOINTMENT
Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN) is dedicated to the health of staff, customers, and community. COVID-19 has required FMA to reconsider badging procedures to protect staff and external users (customers). SUN badging will be by appointment only, walk-ins will not be permitted.
AIRPORT MINIMUM STANDARDS
The Friedman Memorial Airport Authority (FMAA) is responsible for the management and administration of the Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN) which includes operation, maintenance, and capital improvement of aviation buildings and facilities.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) places the responsibility with the Airport operator to ensure adequate aeronautical services and facilities are available on a fair and reasonable basis to all aviation users.
SERCO AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL CUSTOMER SERVICE SURVEY
Serco Inc. is a federal government contractor providing air traffic control services at 60 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Contract Towers (FCTs), a Remote Air Traffic Control Tower and Ramp Control Tower. In fact, Serco Inc. along with our parent company Serco Group is the largest non-government provider of Air Traffic Control (ATC) services in the world. It is our goal to promote the development of aviation and provide safe, efficient and courteous service to our customers and users of our services (pilots, airports, FBOs, etc.).