KCIA hosts first Airport Managers of Puget Sound meeting

Cross-posted from Plane Talk

King County International Airport hosted the first quarterly meeting of a new group, Airport Managers of the Puget Sound (AMPS), last month. Representatives from 11 airports around the region attended.

“It’s to discuss local issues, concerns and updates,” said Dave Decoteau, deputy director at KCIA, who helped launch the group along with Tim Mensonides of Auburn Municipal Airport and Joshua Marcy of Paine Field. “This month we had a discussion on the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, the World Cup upcoming in 2026, the transition to unleaded fuel, and hangar wait lists.”

Decoteau explained that the group chose the name, in part, because the acronym, AMPS, is apt given aviation’s move toward electrification. The group is based on a similar one, the Bay Area Airport Managers, that Decoteau participated in when he worked in the San Francisco Bay area.