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Fort Wayne airports launch website

Statement as issued Thursday by the airport authority:

Fort Wayne, Ind. – The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority is proud to announce the launch of a new public website. The newly designed fwairport.com incorporates all of the information previously found on separate websites for the Airport Authority, Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA), and Smith Field Airport (SMD).

The redesign incorporates bold colors, sleek graphics, and new navigational tools that allow web users to find information about all areas of airport operations and air travel from both Fort Wayne International and Smith Field Airports.

“We wanted the new design to incorporate all of the information airport travelers, general aviation pilots, and the community might be looking for,” said Executive Director of Airports Scott Hinderman. “Packed with news, photos, documents and stories that will be constantly updated, the website will help make the Airport Authority’s resources more attractive and accessible to a broad audience of all ages and varying degrees of airport knowledge.”

New Features

With 180 pages spanning three sub-sites, fwairport.com has been outfitted in ExpressionEngine, a flexible but powerful content management system used by Disney, Ford, Nike, Apple, and others. The site was developed by Reusser Design, LLC, a local Roanoke-based web development company that values clean, simple design and elegantly functional websites.

Reusser Design developed the site to be device-responsive, a revolutionary way of organizing information onto a fluid grid, which displays content on any size screen: mobile, tablet, laptop, or desktop. This eliminates the need for separate mobile sites for each screen width available. This makes social sharing easier, as well as provides a flawless user experience across devices.

Some other key features include:

  • Flight Tracker: This most-used site feature has been re-engineered to work across multiple devices in various widths.
  • Solicitations & Bidding: FWA now offers a solution for contractors to order plans online for airport projects.
  • Online rental payment: Tenants who rent hangar space at FWA or SMD can now make payments online.
  • News / Blog: The site now has an area where the most recent news and contests can be easily posted and accessed by users, keeping them up-to-date on airport happenings.
  • Easy Editability: Airport Authority has full control over the content on their site, with easy back-end access and publishing functions to take control and manage the site content.

“We were really excited to work with the Airport Authority on this project,” said Nate Reusser, owner and president of Reusser Design. “This project has really given us a chance to flex our creative muscles and push modern web design and responsive functionality to the limit.”

About Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority

The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority (FWACAA) was created in 1985 and is responsible for managing the Fort Wayne International Airport and Smith Field. Since FWACAA’s inception, Fort Wayne International Airport has undergone an aggressive improvement plan which included expansion of the terminal and parking areas, upgrades to the runways, and the creation of an Air Trade Center and Foreign Trade Zone to promote economic development in Northeast Indiana. As a result of FWACAA’s commitment to customer service, Fort Wayne International Airport was recognized by USA Today as one of the friendliest airports in the nation. The Authority is governed by a six–member board appointed by both the Mayor of Fort Wayne and the Allen County Commissioners. For more information about the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority, visit www.FWAirport.com.

About Reusser Design

Founded in 1999, Reusser Design is a web development and digital marketing firm based in downtown Roanoke, Ind. Specializing in modern website design, web development, app development, and social media strategies. Reusser Design serves local nonprofits and international companies alike. For more information about Reusser Design, visit www.reusserdesign.com.

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