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 →

Alphabet groups support SMO

Posted on February 11th, 2014 by

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) jointly filed an amicus, or friend of the court, brief in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles in support of an FAA motion to dismiss a... Continue Reading →

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Texas airport sponsors online art contest

Posted on February 3rd, 2014 by

PORT LAVACA, Texas — Calhoun County Airport (PKV) has just about wrapped up the 5th Annual Calhoun Air Center Aviation Art Contest. Students from Calhoun County submitted over 275 entries this year. Now, airport officials are asking the public to vote... Continue Reading →

Washington aviation associations host Airport Funding Day

Posted on February 3rd, 2014 by

Aviation advocates gathered in Olympia, Wash., on Jan. 28 to participate in the second annual Airport Funding Day. The Washington State Community Airports Association and Washington Airport Management Association hosted the event to increase awareness for legislators, legislative staff, committee... Continue Reading →