Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center helps OKC's economy soarPublished: Thursday, February 21, 2019 By: David McCollum Source: VeloCity
When you think of the FAA’s Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center (MMAC), located on the west side of Will Rogers World Airport, you naturally think of it as the home to the FAA Academy, right? The place that trains the nation’s air traffic controllers, the men and women who keep aircraft safely spaced as we fly the friendly skies.
Truth is, there’s more – much more – that goes on at the sprawling campus on S. MacArthur Boulevard than meets the eye.
"We kind of like to think of ourselves as a well-kept secret,” said Michelle Coppedge, MMAC director since 2013. “But the problem is, we really don't want to be known that way. We make a huge impact on aviation across the world and we have a pretty large economic impact as well, both here in the state and across this nation."