PULLMAN, Wash. — Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories is donating $1 million to help fund the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport (KPUW) runway realignment expansion. SEL Founder Ed Schweitzer and his wife Beatriz will also donate $1 million to the project.
The two contributions provide approximately one quarter of the local matching funds required by the FAA for the project. [Read more…]
Oregon has dedicated $20 million to aviation infrastructure needs over the next six years, with the passage of House Bill 2075, which was signed by Gov. Kate Brown July 20. [Read more…]
Leesburg Executive Airport (KJYO) is the first airport in the nation to test a new remote air-traffic control system that eventually could be used at airports all over the country. According to a report at LeesburgToday, air traffic controllers from across the country began participating this week in mock trials to see how well they work with the system. The system won’t be used to manage actual airport operations because the technology hasn’t yet been approved, but the tests will yield suggestions and feedback from controllers.
For the test, an array of cameras were installed on the top of the airport terminal designed to digitally produce a 360° view of the airport on 15 video panels in a control room. Air traffic controllers have the ability to filter the screen for better visibility and can zoom in to specific areas — options not available to regular traffic controllers who monitor airspace by looking out a window.