TVC Public Notices

Cherry Capital Airport Public Notices

Public notices, job postings, TVC Airport Governance Advisory Committee Presentations, and a full list of Northwest Regional Airport Authority Meetings.

Potential S. Airport Rd. travel delays due to Grandview Parkway/Front Street Construction

Attention Cherry Capital Airport travelers. Please be sure to allow for extra time for your arrival to the airport between March and November in 2024. Construction related to the rebuild of Grandview Parkway/Front Street includes a commercial traffic detour via South Airport Road that will cause increased congestion and longer commute times for those driving to and from the airport. Please see the detour diagram link below and visit the following MDOT link for more information:

https://www.michigan.gov/mdot/projects-studies/us-route-construction/us31-m72-rebuilding-project-traverse-city Opens link in new tab

US-31, M-72 Traverse City, Commercial Detour Map Opens link in new tab

Commercial Air Service Incentive Plan

On January 30, 2024, the Northwest Regional Airport Authority Board (NRAA) introduced proposed amendments to the NORTHWEST REGIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY COMMERICAL AIR SERVICE INCENTIVE PLAN for the TVC Airport (the “Plan”). The following notice is intended to give a brief overview of the Plan. It is not intended to alter the Plan as proposed or as ultimately may be adopted by the NRAA. A copy of the Plan can be found here:

Commercial Air Service Incentive Plan Draft-1 Opens link in new tab

New Service eligible for an abatement under the Plan includes: A New Non-Stop Route, a New Carrier, Increase in Frequency, or New Seasonal Service.

Incentives Offered: The incentives offered under the Plan include abatement of Comprehensive Airport Fees and a Marketing Incentive both as defined in the

Plan and pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Plan.

Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible for an incentive under the Plan a Carrier must apply for the incentive on the form adopted by the NRAA and agree to the Plan’s terms and conditions and:

Be a New Carrier, which means a carrier not currently providing commercial passenger service at the Airport;
Add a New Non-Stop Route not currently operated by any airline at the Airport;
Provide an Increase in Frequency of service to an existing non-stop route in at least three consecutive months of the year provided there is a significant net increase in seat capacity to the route compared with the same three consecutive months in the immediately prior year and no abatement for the increase in frequency has been previously granted by the Airport; or
Provide New Seasonal Service, which is service to a New Non-Stop Route for less than seven (7) Months per year provided that an abatement for the new seasonal service has not been previously granted by the Airport to the Carrier.

The amendments will not result in an increase in the rates and charges at the Airport for use of the Airport by other aeronautical users according to the analysis that has been performed by the NRAA, which is available upon request. A hearing on this Plan is scheduled for March 12, 2024, at 3:00 pm.

Cargo Carrier Air Service Incentive Plan

On January 30, 2024, the Northwest Regional Airport Authority Board (NRAA) introduced the NORTHWEST REGIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY CARGO CARRIER AIR SERVICE INCENTIVE PLAN for the TVC Airport. The following notice is intended to give a brief overview of the Plan. It is not intended to alter the Plan as proposed or as ultimately may be adopted by the NRAA. A copy of the Plan can be found here:

Cargo Carrier Air Service Incentive Plan Draft-2 Opens link in new tab

New Service eligible for an abatement under the Plan includes: an all-cargo air carrier not currently providing all-cargo air service at the Airport.

Incentive Offered: The incentive offered under the Plan includes an abatement of Comprehensive Airport Fees as defined in the Plan and pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Plan.

Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible for an incentive under the Plan, an all-cargo air carrier must apply for the incentive on the form adopted by the NRAA and agree to the Plan’s terms and conditions.

The amendments will not result in an increase in the rates and charges at the Airport for use of the Airport by other aeronautical users according to the analysis that has been performed by the NRAA, which is available upon request. A hearing on this Plan is scheduled for March 12, 2024, at 3:00 pm.

Runway 10 Instrument Landing System Final EA & FONSI

To enhance safety and improve commercial service reliability at the Cherry Capital Airport (Airport or TVC), the Airport proposes to install an instrument landing system (ILS) for the Runway 10 approach. TVC proposes to install an ILS antenna, localizer, and a localizer shelter on the existing airfield, within the limits of the existing Airport property. This installation provides the same approach minimums as the existing Global Positioning System (GPS) Localizer Performance with Vertical (LPV) approach and will reduce the need for commercial aircraft to circle, thus reducing delays and cancellations.

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Download the Final Short Form Environmental Assessment (EA) – (PDF) Opens link in new tab

Download EA Appendices A-G (PDF) Opens link in new tab | Download Appendices H-M (PDF) Opens link in new tab

Download the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) – (PDF) Opens link in new tab

TVC gets new credential authentication technology unit

TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan —  A credential authentication technology (CAT) unit has been installed and is in use at the Transportation Security Administration checkpoint at Cherry Capital Airport (TVC).

“The new credential authentication technology unit enhances our detection capabilities for identifying fraudulent ID documents and improves the passenger’s experience by increasing efficiency during the checkpoint experience,” said Michigan TSA Federal Security Director Steve Lorincz. “The CAT unit also reduces touchpoints at the checkpoint, which benefits both officers and travelers during this pandemic.” 

Lost and Found Policy

TVC’s Policy for all items lost in the passenger terminal facility at TVC, including those items lost or left behind at a TSA Passenger Security Screening checkpoint, is as follows: Download and read the text of the lost and found policy Opens link in new tab

Soliciting, Picketing, Signature Gathering, and Leafleting Policy

Ordinance Number: 2019-1 – The Northwest Regional Airport Authority has the authority to adopt and amend all necessary rules, regulations, and ordinances, for the management, government, and use of the Cherry Capital Airport and any properties under its control. MCL 259.133. The Airport is neither designed nor intended as a public forum for First Amendment activities. Such activities will only be permitted in or upon the public areas of the Airport as set forth and, in the manner, prescribed by this policy.
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Cherry Capital Airport Emergency Contingency Plan

Cherry Capital Airport has prepared this Emergency Contingency Plan pursuant to 42301 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. Questions regarding this plan can be directed to Dan Sal at dan.sal@tvcairport.com Opens link in new tab . Cherry Capital Airport is filing this plan with the Department of Transportation because it is a commercial airport and may be used for diversions. Read more… Opens link in new tab

Cherry Capital Airport Calendar of Meetings

All meetings take place at 727 Fly Don’t Drive, Traverse City, MI unless otherwise noted.

January 30, 2024 NRAA Annual Meeting - view PDF Opens link in new tab
January 30, 2024 NRAA Regular Meeting - view PDF Opens link in new tab
February 16, 2024 Executive Committee Meeting - view PDF Opens link in new tab
March 12, 2024 (2nd Tuesday)
April 23, 2024
May 21, 2024
June 25, 2024
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August 27, 2024
September 24, 2024
October 29, 2024
November 19, 2024 (3rd Tuesday)
December 17, 2024 (3rd Tuesday)
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