Michael Biggs Joins Butler County Airport Authority as Airport Manager

PENN TWP – The Butler County Airport Authority is pleased to announce that they have hired Michael Biggs as the Airport Manager for Pittsburgh-Butler Regional Airport. He is expecting to begin his work in this position on August 15, 2022.

Mr. Biggs started his aviation career as an airport Fire Officer and then moved into airport management, eventually becoming the Airport Manager at Fairoaks Airport. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, majoring in Airport Management.

For the past four years, Mr. Biggs has been employed by the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority, most recently as the Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative & Project Manager. In this position, he was responsible for managing and administering numerous maintenance contracts for the facility and overseeing a roughly $2 million monthly budget. Mr. Biggs will bring valuable knowledge to the Pittsburgh-Butler Regional Airport from his vast experience with facility and project management, his strong working relationship with the FAA and understanding of their operations and funding procedures.

Mike Walsh, Chairman of the Airport Authority stated, “Chad Weaver, Vice Chairman of the Airport Authority, was very instrumental in this hiring process. He located a national search firm, Aviation Search Group LLC, to help the airport get a very qualified applicant.”

Chad Weaver commented, “We are excited to welcome Michael to the Pittsburgh-Butler Regional Airport. Michael’s energy, enthusiasm and knowledge will be instrumental in continuing to move the airport forward and increase the airport’s economic contribution to Butler County.”

The Airport Authority is grateful for assistance and support from the Butler County Commissioners; their financial contributions to both operational and capital improvements help ensure future growth and development at the airport

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