Five Washington airports to receive new layout plans

Posted on March 19th, 2014 by

Five state-managed airports in Washington state — Woodland, Lower Granite, Stehekin, Easton and Sullivan Lake — are slated to receive a new airport layout plan (ALP) during the next two years. This is the first step toward making five, 10 and... Continue Reading →

DuPage unveils $4.2 million renovation

Posted on March 12th, 2014 by

WEST CHICAGO, IL – DuPage Airport has completed a two-year, $4.2 million upgrade to its passenger and crew areas. The project includes an updated lobby and renovated restrooms, state-of-the-art crew lounges, new customer entrances, and upgraded facilities for the U.S.... Continue Reading →

SOP readies for the U.S. Open — and beyond

Posted on March 11th, 2014 by

CARTHAGE, N.C. – The Moore County Airport (SOP) recently completed an extensive renovation and expansion program. Projects include the expansion of the aircraft apron areas to accommodate additional parking areas for arriving aircraft, the construction of additional hangars for privately... Continue Reading →

Adopt-an-Airport volunteers needed at Washington airports

Posted on March 10th, 2014 by

The Washington State Department of Transportation is looking for volunteers interested in preparing the 16 airports it manages across the state for the 2014 spring and summer flying seasons. As part of its Adopt-an-Airport program, WSDOT works with volunteer groups... Continue Reading →

SMO lawsuit dismissed

Posted on March 9th, 2014 by

In a victory for general aviation, a U.S. District Court judge has dismissed a federal lawsuit brought by the City of Santa Monica against the FAA to close Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO) in southern California. Continue Reading →

Google to manage Moffett Airfield

Posted on March 4th, 2014 by

A Google subsidiary, Planetary Ventures, has been tapped to take over management of the 1,000-acre Moffett Federal Airfield (NUQ) a former U.S. Navy base located four miles from Google’s Mountain View, Calif., headquarters. Continue Reading →

P52 installs AWOS

Posted on March 4th, 2014 by

Belfort Instrument Co. has installed an AWOS AV at the Cottonwood Airport (P52) in Cottonwood, Arizona. Continue Reading →

Court dismisses SMO lawsuit

Posted on February 14th, 2014 by

In a landmark decision, a U.S. District Court judge sided with the FAA in a motion to dismiss a federal lawsuit brought by the City of Santa Monica over the future of Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO). Continue Reading →

Google to manage Moffett Field

Posted on February 13th, 2014 by

A Google subsidiary, Planetary Ventures LLC, will take over management of the 1,000-acre Moffett Federal Airfield, a former U.S. Navy based located four miles from Google’s Mountain View, Calif., headquarters. The airfield, which was built in the 1930s, has been... Continue Reading →

Pavement report sees improvement, decline at airports

Posted on February 12th, 2014 by

Airport pavement conditions at larger Washington state airports are holding steady, while pavements at the smaller airports are declining, according to the recently released 2013 Airport Pavement Management System (APMS) report. Continue Reading →