Centennial Airport Update on COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS:
An important message to our valued airport community
*** IMPORTANT NOTICE ***
On March 28, the Federal Aviation Administration released a document regarding exempt essential and critical air transportation workers.
READ THE FAA's CONSIDERATION DOCUMENT: Click here
At 4 p.m., March 25, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis issued a STATEWIDE "Stay at Home" Order, effective Thursday, March 26 at 6 a.m. and will continue through Saturday, April 11, unless rescinded or modified by further Executive Order.
READ THE STATEWIDE ORDER: Click here.
There is no higher priority than the safety and security of Centennial Airport, our tenants, passengers, employees, and airport users, and this includes concern for the overall public health of the airport community in light of the COVID-19 virus.
While the emerging coronavirus disease brings with it many uncertainties, we are working hard to keep the airport a safe and efficient place to work and conduct business. We are working closely with our first responders, and with state and local health officials to do what we can to contain and mitigate incidental transmission of the virus, should it arrive at the airport.
Following the guidance from the governor, as well as public health officials, some airport tenants may have suspended or opted to have limited operations or service hours.
Additionally, to help quell rumors and misinformation, please check our RUMOR CONTROL PAGE
24/7 UNCHANGED Airport Operations NORMAL
For airfield questions and assistance, contact airport operations at 303-877-7307.
* * * PILOTS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ATC ZERO * * *
Air Traffic Control (ATC) services around the U.S. have recently been disrupted by the COVID-19 virus resulting in air traffic control shutdowns in Chicago, New York, and Las Vegas with local ATC going “Zero.” ATC Zero means an airport is “uncontrolled” and will rely on pilots communicating with each other via the Common Traffic Advisory Frequency (CTAF). Though rare, and never seen before at APA, it is entirely possible, given the extraordinary circumstances we live in today. Should ATC “Zero” take hold at APA, the CTAF frequency will the APA Tower frequency 118.9.
Until further notice, Centennial Airport will remain open and operational 24/7.
However, in the event that “ATC Zero” is initiated at APA, the airport will notify tenants and users via Everbridge. Notice will also be posted on ATIS, 303-799-6722, unless there is an emergency requiring immediate evacuation of the ATC tower.
Airport Administrative Offices are closed until May 10th. Services limited to only essential functions. Gate card and NATA fingerprinting services have been suspended until further notice. Please call 303-790-0598 prior to coming to the building.
AIRPORT SURFACE CLOSURES
Some surface closures due to weather.
Check NOTAMs at https://notams.aim.faa.gov/notamSearch/nsapp.html#/
AIRPORT TENANT CLOSURES
For tenant closures and reduced hours: Click HERE
PACKAGE PICK UP AND DELIVERY
For package delivery, please come to the pedestrian gate at the base of the air traffic control tower. Press the intercom box that says "Airport Authority," for entry.
In-office gate card services SUSPENDED until further notice.
ACPAA-SPONSORED MEETINGS AND EVENTS
All public tours have been SUSPENDED until further notice.
The use of the Wright Brothers Room has been SUSPENDED until further notice.
Centennial Airport Community Noise Roundtable meetings have been SUSPENDED until further notice.
NATA FINGERPRINTING SERVICE
Services SUSPENDED until further notice.
Please see the latest updates from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Please see the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus 2019 website
And finally, it’s important to remember this is an evolving situation. Please stay informed by those who know best. For questions and concerns about COVID-19, you may call the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's hotline at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911
To contact the CDC directly, please call 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)
For airport-specific information and periodic updates, please visit our homepage, www.centennialairport.com, and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @FlyCentennial.