FAA grants site operator license to Colorado Air/Space Port

Following a 180-day review period, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted a site operator license to Colorado Air and Space Port, the 11th such license granted in the United States, the company said.

Colorado Air and Space Port will serve as America´s hub for commercial space transportation, research, and development.

Colorado Air and Space Port will accommodate vehicles making horizontal takeoffs and landings. The vehicles will take off like traditional airplanes using jet fuel and fly to a special-use airspace where rocket boosters launch the craft into suborbital flight. To land, the craft drops out of suborbital flight and lands like a traditional airplane.

The spaceport will also provide a boost to the state´s economy by keeping the nearly 200,000 jobs connected to the aerospace industry in Colorado as well as creating new employment opportunities.

Upon getting the license from the FAA, the facility officially became known as Colorado Air and Space Port, retiring the Spaceport Colorado and Front Range Airport names.