JACKSON, Wyo. — The Jackson Hole Airport (JAC) runway project is near completion with FAA flight testing underway this week.

The first landing on the new runway took place today, with a Federal Aviation Administration FAA) aircraft.

According to JAC, the FAA flight test is done to verify that the NAVAIDs (navigational aids) are ready for air service.

The airport also confirmed that Phase III construction work is underway and the airport will be reopening on schedule on the morning of June 28.

Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.