Tag Archives: Brownsville-South Padre Island International Airport

BRO Passes FAA Annual Certification Inspection

Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport

Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport recently passed the Federal Aviation Administration Part 139-Certification Inspection with no discrepancies. Commercial Service Airports like BRO undergo an  intense, three-day long certification and compliance inspection by the FAA annually. This inspection is to ensure airports are following national safety standards.  Included in a FAA Part 139 – Certification and Operations Inspection is a review of:  Airport rescue/firefighting equipment, training and response times. Airport Emergency…

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RGV Airports Roar Back With Flights, Facilities

The sleek new terminal at Brownsville/South Padre International Airport (Courtesy, Alan Hollander, Tequila Group)

Valley International Airport last spring resembled a high school campus in June. “Empty hallways” is how Jose Mulet, the airport’s director of air service and development described it in looking back to the start of what would be a difficult year for the U.S. aviation industry.  In McAllen, City Manager Roel Rodriguez said McAllen International Airport “went through the worst year it has ever seen, maybe, and will ever see,…

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New Terminal Transforms Air Travel 

The passenger terminal will more than double the size of the old terminal in Brownsville.

It’s a two-block walk from the historic Pan American Airways Complex to the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport‘s emerging $70 million passenger terminal. The 91,000-square-foot terminal is within easy view of the spot where on March 9, 1931, Charles Lindbergh flew in for the opening ceremonies of Brownsville’s first airport with Amelia Earhart in attendance. History will be made again in December 2020 when Brownsville transforms air travel again…

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Friday with the City: Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport Update

The Brownsville Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the City of Brownsville presents Friday with the City on Sept. 18. The initiative promotes new projects and efforts within the city of Brownsville. The Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport nears completion of the new passenger terminal. This Friday with the City webinar will provide the community with an update on the project. It will also discuss the recent announcement of…

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Expanding Brownsville’s Airport

Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport

It’s often said that Brownsville is the second most historical city in the Lone Star State after San Antonio. It’s also the largest city in the Rio Grande Valley, having a population estimated at more than 200,000 people today. Yet, this city on the border by the sea has the smallest and oldest of the three full-service airports in the entire region. The other two are Valley International Airport in Harlingen and McAllen…

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Building ‘Soft Skills’ for Success

UTRGV students collaborate on last-minute details during the GreenpowerUSA South Texas Electric Car Competition. (Courtesy)

Public-private collaborations to build a workforce for the future have picked up speed in recent years amidst growing concerns that some skills needed to prosper are lagging behind advancements in technology. Electric cars whizzing around at speeds of up to 30 miles per hour offer a recent example of how some young people in the Rio Grande Valley are looking forward. Thirty-one teams representing middle schools, high schools and colleges…

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