Liberty University purchased New London Airport for $1.8 million last week, with plans to bolster its aeronautics school and bring business to the Virginia airport, according to a report from the NewsAdvance.com.
Slated for closure in 2003 but pardoned through the influence of pilots, nearby residents and historians, the future of Smith Field (KSMD) in Fort Wayne, Indiana, is not only secure, but bright, according to a report in the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel.
The city’s first airport, once visited by such aviation pioneers Charles Lindbergh and Jimmy Doolittle, was considered so irrelevant and obsolete by the end of the 20th century that airport officials thought few would object to its demise.
PEARLAND, Texas — Western LLC, a real estate development and design-build firm, recently broke ground on Phase I of a new hangar development at Pearland Regional Airport (KLVJ).
Texas Aviation Partners (TAP), the airport management team at KLVJ, partnered with Western to develop a strategic master plan for the airport. The master plan will be developed in various phases, bringing a range of facilities to the airport, according to company officials. [Read more…]
Several popular general aviation airports, as well as a number of other airfields across the country, may participate in a new FAA program that will provide funding for the mitigation of runway incursions at facilities that have complex or potentially confusing runway-taxiway geometry, according to a report from the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA). [Read more…]
GULF SHORES, Alabama — Mayor Robert Craft and the City Council of Gulf Shores recently recognized the Gulf Shores Airport Authority for “considerable accomplishments“ at Jack Edwards National Airport (KJKA).
Craft cited “reaching its goal of self-sufficiency, new private developments, resolving land use issues” as “ some of the reasons this board needs to be recognized.” [Read more…]
The FAA has issued a ruling that will require the city of Santa Monica to keep the historic Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO) open at least through 2023. [Read more…]
PEARLAND, Texas — Pearland Regional Airport (KLVJ) will begin construction on a new t-hangar facility this December. [Read more…]