HZR wins award for solar taxiway lighting

BATON ROUGE, La. – False River Regional Airport (HZR) recently received the 2012 Illuminating Engineering Society/Aviation Lighting Committee Award for Excellence for its solar-powered airfield lighting.

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IWS adds AWOS

Belfort Instrument Co. has installed its AWOS AV with Ceilometer at the West Houston Airport (IWS), Houston, Texas.

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Rock Airport of Pittsburgh to be auctioned off

Rock Airport of Pittsburgh (9G1), an industrial airport and airpark in Pennsylvania, is scheduled for public auction in the spring.

And while a bid of $6 million has been made for the property, which is now in bankruptcy, airport officials hope to inspire additional bidders to ante up more money.

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Is this an airport?

According to the US Department of Transportation, the US and its territories have more than 19,000 airport, heliports, seaplane bases, and other landing facilities. That’s a lot of aviation. Or at least it’s a lot of potential aviation. [Read more...]

New Hampshire pilots fly relief supplies to hurricane victims

By Carol Lee Anderson

NEW HAMPSHIRE — The significance of local general aviation airports and the role they play during an emergency situation often go unnoticed by most, but victims of Hurricane Sandy quickly realized their importance after the Super Storm.

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Jim Wall reappointed to Greenville Airport Commission

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Jim Wall has been reappointed to the Greenville Airport Commission by Greenville County Council to serve an additional three-year term. The Greenville Airport Commission is the owner and operator of the Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU), the busiest general aviation airport in South Carolina.

 

General aviation expansion planned at CRW

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An eight-space T-hangar and two corporate aircraft hangars are being planned by Executive Air, the operator of Yeager Airport’s general aviation facility. According to a report in The Charleston Gazette, more than 35 general aviation aircraft are now based at CRW. “We’re completely full,” the report quotes Executive Air President Scott Miller. “If we can get these hangars built, they will fill up quickly.” The report notes that last month, work was completed on a $700,000 renovation project at Executive Air’s general aviation terminal.

The lunch summit

Believe it or not, I am not universally loved and admired. None of us are, really, so I’m sure you’re not exactly bowled over by this admission. But once you step into the political arena, you more or less guarantee that you’re going to become a target to at least a few folks. Know that up front, but get involved anyway. The industry needs you.

This tendency to turn on anyone who is attempting to do something beneficial is no surprise. Even in the good ol’ days, politicians were reviled more than they were revered. W.C. Fields, the juggler who became an early comic film star said, “Hell, I never vote for anybody, I always vote against.” Not much has changed.

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Pennsylvania invests in 19 airports

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has unveiled a $3.7 million state investment that will help 19 airports enhance their operations.

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Washington state launches study on airport pavement

OLYMPIA, Wash. – A new study is evaluating the current condition and preservation needs of Washington’s airport pavements. The 2012 Washington Airport Pavement Management Study will examine pavements at 95 public-use airports to determine their current condition and reduce future repair costs.

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