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Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT)

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Kevin Meikle

Director of Aviation

Website

http://www.flyfresno.com/

Address

Fresno Yosemite International Airport

5175 E. Clinton Way
Fresno, CA 93727






A Day at Fresno Yosemite International Airport


About FAT


Formally known as Hammer Field, the airport was used by the US Army Air Force during World War II until 1948 when commercial air service started. It was at this point in time that the facility was renamed the “Fresno Air Terminal.” In an effort to reflect its geographic location as the closest airport to three national parks, the name was changed again in 1996 to Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FYI) although still recognized in the aviation industry as FAT.

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Benefitting an Economy Near You


FAT is Central California’s primary commercial air service airport. It is a multi-faceted small-hub airport with several domestic and international airlines serving multiple non-stop destinations including eight domestic gateway hubs and one foreign hub (GDL). FAT’s global connections provide one-stop service to over 250 domestic and 75 international destinations on five continents. FAT is also a Joint Use airport and is home to the 144th Fighter Wing/California Air National Guard, Army National Guard Aviation Classification Repair Depot, U.S. Forest Service (Air Attack Fire Base), a SkyWest Airlines maintenance and crew base, air ambulance operations, multiple law enforcement flight departments, an international flight school, and two networked FBOs. Within an hour’s drive, FAT is the gateway airport to Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.

Get into the Green Scene


The reconstruction of the airport taxiways from 2007 to 2010 included 100 percent recycling of existing material on-site and replacement of quartz lighting with light emitting diode (LED) lighting. This represents a 56 percent reduction in lighting load (from 30 watts to 13 watts). The useful life of the LED fixture is estimated at 10 times higher than the quartz fixture.

The 2009 solar panel installation provides 60 percent of FAT’s power consumption and generates 4.2 Megawatts of power. The project, which takes advantage of otherwise unusable land, supplies the airport with less expensive power than the local electric utility, PG&E, and will potentially save the airport $19 million over 25 years.

The Consolidated Rental Car Facility (CRCF), completed in 2009, reduced the need for excessive vehicle shuffling and passenger shuttle buses, thus reducing emissions. The project replaced inefficient (energy and operational) facilities. Because the CRCF is located adjacent to the terminal there is no need for busing activities, which has also resulted in reduced emissions.


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Careers a FAT


FAT is a department of the City of Fresno. Employment opportunities for the airport can be found on the City's website below.
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Kevin Meikle

Director of Aviation

Website

http://www.flyfresno.com/

Address

Fresno Yosemite International Airport

5175 E. Clinton Way
Fresno, CA 93727




A Day at Fresno Yosemite International Airport


Formally known as Hammer Field, the airport was used by the US Army Air Force during World War II until 1948 when commercial air service started. It was at this point in time that the facility was renamed the “Fresno Air Terminal.” In an effort to reflect its geographic location as the closest airport to three national parks, the name was changed again in 1996 to Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FYI) although still recognized in the aviation industry as FAT.

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FAT is Central California’s primary commercial air service airport. It is a multi-faceted small-hub airport with several domestic and international airlines serving multiple non-stop destinations including eight domestic gateway hubs and one foreign hub (GDL). FAT’s global connections provide one-stop service to over 250 domestic and 75 international destinations on five continents. FAT is also a Joint Use airport and is home to the 144th Fighter Wing/California Air National Guard, Army National Guard Aviation Classification Repair Depot, U.S. Forest Service (Air Attack Fire Base), a SkyWest Airlines maintenance and crew base, air ambulance operations, multiple law enforcement flight departments, an international flight school, and two networked FBOs. Within an hour’s drive, FAT is the gateway airport to Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.


  • The reconstruction of the airport taxiways from 2007 to 2010 included 100 percent recycling of existing material on-site and replacement of quartz lighting with light emitting diode (LED) lighting. This represents a 56 percent reduction in lighting load (from 30 watts to 13 watts). The useful life of the LED fixture is estimated at 10 times higher than the quartz fixture.
  • The 2009 solar panel installation provides 60 percent of FAT’s power consumption and generates 4.2 Megawatts of power. The project, which takes advantage of otherwise unusable land, supplies the airport with less expensive power than the local electric utility, PG&E, and will potentially save the airport $19 million over 25 years.
  • The Consolidated Rental Car Facility (CRCF), completed in 2009, reduced the need for excessive vehicle shuffling and passenger shuttle buses, thus reducing emissions. The project replaced inefficient (energy and operational) facilities. Because the CRCF is located adjacent to the terminal there is no need for busing activities, which has also resulted in reduced emissions.


Read more
FAT is a department of the City of Fresno. Employment opportunities for the airport can be found on the City's website below.