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Sacramento International Airport (SMF)

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John Wheat

Director

Website

http://www.sacramento.aero/smf

Address

Sacramento International Airport

6900 Airport Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95837




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The History of SMF


Opening as the Sacramento Metropolitan Airport in 1967, SMF was the first public use airport west of the Mississippi built completely from the ground up. Initially served by five airlines and deemed a risky investment, the airport quickly proved skeptics wrong surpassing one million passengers during its first year of operation.

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Benefitting an Economy Near You


Serving 10 airlines and over 9 million passengers annually, the Sacramento County Airport System adds approximately 11,000 jobs and $4.2 billion in total economic impact to the Sacramento area. In 2008, the Sacramento County Airport System broke ground on the largest capital improvement project in the history of Sacramento County: “The Big Build.” The $1.03 billion terminal modernization project replaced the airport’s original, aging Terminal B to meet the rising demand for passenger services and improve the airport’s ability to attract new carriers and routes. The Terminal B facility is three times the size of the original Terminal B. The two parts of the complex – an airside concourse and a landside terminal - are connected by an automated people mover.

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Get into the Green Scene


Airport administrators worked with LEED-accredited professionals and engineers from the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) to maximize energy efficiencies. SMUD estimates that the newly constructed Terminal B yields a greenhouse gas reduction of 793 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually, the equivalent to planting more than 33,000 trees or removing 165 cars from the road by implementing environmentally-sustainable practices;

Use of 68,000 board feet of reclaimed redwood, including portions of the demolished Franklin-Thornton Bridge was incorporated into the ceiling of Central Terminal B;

SMF opened an on-site aircraft fuel facility, eliminating 8,000 diesel-powered tanker truck trips per year and reducing vehicle miles traveled by 254,775; SMF has voluntarily reduced its landscape watering by 50 percent over 2013 by installing low-flow toilets and automatic water fixtures in both terminals, rental car companies at the airport use their own car wash and reclamation system of filtered and reused water, Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting reduced the flow used for apparatus testing and firefighter training by approximately 75 percent, and Terminal B is landscaped with drought-tolerant, native plants.


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Careers at SMF


SMF is a department of the County.

Employment opportunities for the airport can be found on the County’s website.
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John Wheat

Director

Website

http://www.sacramento.aero/smf

Address

Sacramento International Airport

6900 Airport Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95837





Opening as the Sacramento Metropolitan Airport in 1967, SMF was the first public use airport west of the Mississippi built completely from the ground up. Initially served by five airlines and deemed a risky investment, the airport quickly proved skeptics wrong surpassing one million passengers during its first year of operation.

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Serving 10 airlines and over 9 million passengers annually, the Sacramento County Airport System adds approximately 11,000 jobs and $4.2 billion in total economic impact to the Sacramento area. In 2008, the Sacramento County Airport System broke ground on the largest capital improvement project in the history of Sacramento County: “The Big Build.” The $1.03 billion terminal modernization project replaced the airport’s original, aging Terminal B to meet the rising demand for passenger services and improve the airport’s ability to attract new carriers and routes. The Terminal B facility is three times the size of the original Terminal B. The two parts of the complex – an airside concourse and a landside terminal - are connected by an automated people mover.

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  • Airport administrators worked with LEED-accredited professionals and engineers from the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) to maximize energy efficiencies. SMUD estimates that the newly constructed Terminal B yields a greenhouse gas reduction of 793 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually, the equivalent to planting more than 33,000 trees or removing 165 cars from the road by implementing environmentally-sustainable practices;
  • Use of 68,000 board feet of reclaimed redwood, including portions of the demolished Franklin-Thornton Bridge was incorporated into the ceiling of Central Terminal B;
  • SMF opened an on-site aircraft fuel facility, eliminating 8,000 diesel-powered tanker truck trips per year and reducing vehicle miles traveled by 254,775; SMF has voluntarily reduced its landscape watering by 50 percent over 2013 by installing low-flow toilets and automatic water fixtures in both terminals, rental car companies at the airport use their own car wash and reclamation system of filtered and reused water, Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting reduced the flow used for apparatus testing and firefighter training by approximately 75 percent, and Terminal B is landscaped with drought-tolerant, native plants.


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SMF is a department of the County.

Employment opportunities for the airport can be found on the County’s website.