Clinton National Airport
|Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport
|Aerial photo as of March 25, 2001|
|IATA: LIT – ICAO: KLIT – FAA LID: LIT|
|Owner||City of Little Rock|
|Serves||Little Rock, Arkansas, United States|
|Elevation AMSL||262 ft / 80 m|
|Statistics (2005, 2010)|
|Aircraft operations (2005)||167,880|
|Based aircraft (2005)||135|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration, Airport Website|
Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport (IATA: LIT, ICAO: KLIT, FAA LID: LIT), officially Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field, is located 2 miles (3 km) east of the central business district of Little Rock, a city in Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States. It is Arkansas's largest commercial service airport, serving more than 2.1 million passengers in the year measured from March 2009 through February 2010. The airport attracts passengers from a large part of Arkansas as well as a number of surrounding states.
Although the airport does not have direct international passenger flights, there are more than 50 flight arrivals and departures at Little Rock each day, with non-stop jet service to 13 national/international gateway cities.
Adams Field is named after Captain George Geyer Adams, 154th Observation Squadron, Arkansas National Guard, who was killed in the line of duty on September 4, 1937. He was a strong advocate for the airport, and also a Little Rock city councilor.
In 1972, the airport unveiled its current 12-gate terminal.
In August 2008 the airport announced that it had approved a plan to renovate the terminal over a 15-year period. The central component of the plan would be to expand the terminal from 12 to 16 gates.
On March 20, 2012, the Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission voted unanimously to rename the Little Rock National Airport the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport, after former Governor of Arkansas and President of the United States Bill Clinton and his wife, United States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. The name Adams Field will continue to be used when referring to the airport's runways and air traffic, as well as serving as the airport's official designator.
Facilities and aircraft 
For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2005, the airport had 167,880 aircraft operations, an average of 459 per day: 42% general aviation, 23% air taxi, 15% scheduled commercial and 20% military. At that time there were 152 aircraft based at this airport: 45% single-engine, 32% multi-engine, 22% jet and 1% helicopter.
Dassault Aircraft Services (DAS), a subsidiary of Dassault Aviation, operates an expansive facility at the airport. It is the site of two Falcon aircraft operations: the main Completion Center for all Falcon jets worldwide, and the company-owned Service Center. Current production model Falcons are manufactured in France, then flown in "green" condition to the Completion Center where optional avionics and custom interiors are installed, and exteriors are painted. Dassault Aircraft Services (DAS) – Little Rock provides inspection, maintenance, modification, completion and repair needs for the Falcon product line. The Dassault Aircraft Services (DAS) – Little Rock Service Center and Completion Center combined occupy total nearly 1,000,000 square feet (93,000 m2), making Little Rock the largest Dassault facility in the world.
The airport has a single, elongated terminal building with 12 gates. Six gates are located along the length of the terminal (three on either side) and a circular area at the end has six more gates.
The terminal handles more passenger traffic than it was originally designed for. Nineteen planes are berthed every night, and the circular area – where Southwest Airlines, the airport's largest carrier, controls three gates – is especially vulnerable to crowds and long lines.
Passenger airlines and destinations 
|Allegiant Air||Orlando-Sanford (begins June 6, 2013)|
|American Airlines||Dallas/Fort Worth|
|American Eagle||Chicago-O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth|
|Delta Air Lines||Atlanta|
|Delta Connection operated by ExpressJet||Atlanta, Detroit, Memphis|
|Southwest Airlines||Baltimore, Chicago-Midway, Dallas-Love, Houston-Hobby, Las Vegas, Phoenix, St. Louis (ends June 2, 2013)
|United Express operated by ExpressJet Airlines||Chicago-O'Hare, Denver, Houston-Intercontinental|
|United Express operated by SkyWest Airlines||Chicago-O'Hare, Denver, Houston-Intercontinental|
|US Airways Express operated by Mesa Airlines||Charlotte|
|US Airways Express operated by PSA Airlines||Charlotte|
|US Airways Express operated by Republic Airlines||Charlotte, Washington-National|
Top Destinations 
|2||Dallas-Fort Worth, TX||163,000||American|
|4||Chicago-O’Hare, IL||104,000||American, United|
|6||Denver, CO||80,000||Frontier, United|
|7||Charlotte, NC||57,000||US Airways|
|8||St. Louis, MO||48,000||Southwest|
Cargo airlines 
See also 
- Shaw, Frederick J. (2004), Locating Air Force Base Sites History’s Legacy, Air Force History and Museums Program, United States Air Force, Washington DC, 2004.
- Manning, Thomas A. (2005), History of Air Education and Training Command, 1942–2002. Office of History and Research, Headquarters, AETC, Randolph AFB, Texas ASIN: B000NYX3PC
- FAA Airport Master Record for LIT ( PDF), effective 2007-12-20
- December 2010 Enplanements & Deplanements
- Little Rock National Airport: History
- "." Retrieved January 20, 2013.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Little Rock National Airport|
- Little Rock National Airport, official web site
- (PDF), effective May 2, 2013
- FAA Terminal Procedures for LIT, effective May 2, 2013
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