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Aspen-Pitkin County Airport Reports Increased Landing Fee Revenue Using PlanePass by Vector

Updated: May 6, 2021

Eight months after implementation, the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport has realized an average month-to-month increase of over 20% using PlanePass- Vector’s automated landing fee billing service.

Aspen, Colorado - October 22, 2018

Vector Airport Systems, the leading supplier of automated aircraft identification, aircraft fee billing, and noise and operations management systems (NOMS), is pleased to announce that the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport (KASE) deployed Vector’s automated aircraft fee billing system, PlanePass, starting January 1, 2018. Over the past eight months of operation, the Airport has seen a month-to-month increase in landing fee revenue collections and gained valuable insight into Airport operations and the billing process.

Airport Controller, Chris Padilla, knew how much total revenue was being generated from landing fees but lacked the tools necessary to audit the collections process. Once installed, Chris realized that in addition to implementing a more modernized approach to aircraft fee billing, PlanePass also allowed him to review all the landing fee collection details for accuracy.

“Vector’s system has made the billing and collections process very streamlined and much more transparent,” says Chris. “The ability to track our landing fee revenues along with detailed breakdowns of monthly reports have greatly improved our metrics reporting. Vector’s full-service billing and collection group has been responsive, courteous and an asset to our revenue collection. The Airport Portal also gives us better understanding of our airport traffic.”

After reviewing the capabilities and performance of the Vector system, Airport Director John Kinney noted “Vector delivered on their promises.”

About the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport: Aspen-Pitkin County Airport (KASE), also known as Sardy Field, is a county-owned public-use airport located northwest of the central-business district of Aspen, in Pitkin County, CO. For more information about the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport, please visit them online at


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