General Aviation News
Construction is underway at St. Louis Downtown Airport (KCPS) on a new ground engine run-up and compass calibration pad.
The busiest general aviation airport in Illinois outside of Chicago, KCPS is located on 1,000 acres in Illinois just across the Mississippi River from downtown St. Louis.
The project includes new airfield pavement with jet blast deflectors to perform aircraft maintenance tests that require running engines at high power on the ground for several minutes, which generates a lot of noise. The aircraft maintenance companies that will use the new facility conduct more 500 high-power engine run-up tests a year on general aviation aircraft.