Grand Prairie Municipal Airport was ranked as the third-busiest general aviation airport in Texas in 1990 by the FAA and the Texas Department of Transportation. On June 1, 1995, an air traffic control tower began operations there during daylight hours. The airport handles planes ranging from small piston planes to large business turboprop aircraft and helicopters. It lies three miles southwest of downtown. The airport has a 4,000-foot-long, 75-foot-wide lighted, concrete runway, repair service and cargo handling, a helipad, dining facilities, and support facilities for training, private aviation and business flying activities. The airport is designated in the FAA National Plan of Integrated Airport System and the Texas Aeronautical Facilities Plan. Hangar space is available for nearly 200 aircraft, with tie-down space and FBO services available
The United States Coast Guard has added 96 short range HH-65A Dolphin helicopters to its fleet to replace the HH-52A Sikorsky Sea Guard. The Dolphin is manufactured by Aerospatiale Helicopter Corp in Grand Praire, Texas.
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