ARLINGTON, Wash. – Washington state grants of nearly $1 million will fund 29 different airport projects, 86 percent of which will improve pavement. State grants, combined with local matching contributions ($2.7+ million), enabled WSDOT’s aviation division to leverage about $32 million in federal grants for federally-funded airports. Of the state’s 137 public-use airports, 66 are eligible for federal funds. The remaining 71 rely solely on state and local funds.
Harold Carey, Jr. has been elected chairman and Jonathon Giles has been elected vice chairman of the Greenville Airport Commission (GAC), owner and operator of the Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU), the busiest general aviation airport in South Carolina. The airport is home to more than 25 aviation-related businesses creating 453 jobs that annually contribute more than $35.2 million to the local economy.
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We donated a gift subscription to the Friends of Oceano Airport (FOA) for their May 12 Oceano Airport Celebration silent auction. In today’s mail I received a thank you letter from FOA organizers, Mitch Latting and Jolie Lucas. From the letter, “we’ve gathered funds which will help us continue to promote and protect this ‘little slice of paradise’ California beach airport, L52.” With funds from the auction and other fundraisers, FOA has plans to… [Read more…]
MINDEN, Nev. — Governor Brian Sandoval has proclaimed June 2012 as Aviation Appreciation Month in Nevada. A recent Airports Council International-North America report states Nevada airports generate an economic output of $40.5 billion and more than 314,000 jobs with an annual payroll in excess of $11.8 billion.
The “Spirit of Southern Arizona,” a solar sculpture that commemorates Arizona’s aviation past and pays tribute to its future, has been unveiled at Tucson International Airport (TIA).
Florida’s Sebring Regional Airport (SEF) has modified its Foreign Trade Zone Act to provide a new benefit for businesses that locate within the service area of the Foreign Trade Zone, [Read more…]
The Shelbyville Municipal Airport (GEZ) will be busier than ever this Super Bowl season and will need additional support, according to a report in the Shelbyville News. “I’m going to need a lot of volunteers at the airport to make things run,” airport manager Darrell Shrader said.
Marinvent Corp. and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University have expanded their long-standing relationship, and will now cooperate on the development, testing, and certification of new avionics concepts and technologies that will become part of the FAA’s NextGen system.