McKINNEY (Nov. 12, 2015) — The McKinney National Airport is proud to announce Eric Pratt, Airport Operations Manager, was recognized by Airport Business Magazine as one of the "Top 40 Under 40" at the Airport Consultants Council Annual Conference and Exposition held in Newport Beach, Calif. this week.

Airport Business Magazine’s annual “Top 40 Under 40″ issue highlights outstanding up-and-coming individuals in the business of aviation and airport management who are shaping the future of the industry.

“The aviation industry and our airport will be better off with bright young people like Eric leading the way,” said Ken Wiegand, McKinney National Airport Executive Director.

Pratt has been with the McKinney National Airport since 2013. He has been instrumental in implementing critical safety and security upgrades, conducting airfield operations training to include emergency response training and upgrading airfield lighting resulting in numerous savings on annual utility costs.


About McKinney National Airport

McKinney National Airport (TKI), located in east McKinney, offers easy access to surrounding cities, fewer delays and superior infrastructure and services. The largest and most active corporate flight departments in the Dallas area call it home. McKinney National Airport is a general aviation reliever airport. The airport is the North Texas airport of choice for business and personal aviation transportation with convenient access to surrounding cities in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. McKinney National Airport offers full service for corporate fleets and general aviation. They offer U.S. Customs for international flights and have hangar and office pad sites and business opportunities, including economic incentives for those who qualify. For more information, visit

About McKinney

McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. The city is No. 1 on America’s Best Places to Live list published by Money Magazine. As one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, McKinney has a current population of more than 155,000. Established in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers award-winning schools, a vibrant historic downtown, diverse housing options, a robust economy and a uniquely beautiful natural setting, with rolling hills and lush trees. Visit the city’s website at