St. Louis Regional Airport in Bethalto will be the new home of an ARCH Helicopter location. Work has already begun to move to an existing hangar at the facility. Airport Manager David Miller tells The Big Z this location will be more than just a place to stage the helicopters.
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He says while ARCH has helicopters in St. Louis, Alton (at Alton Memorial Hospital) and Litchfield, this gives them quicker access to I-55, which has seen a number of serious accidents. Miller says over the last week or so he has seen more helicopter traffic at the airport, presumably with the pilots getting used to the approaches at their new facility. ARCH will maintain its other established locations.