SAJ Aviation Brief

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February 06, 2012


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Alaska
Aviation poised to bring big business in 2012

The Department of Transportation has released its annual “Alaska Airports and Aviation” report for 2011, which summarizes the numerous initiatives that the Statewide Aviation Division will undertake in the coming year. In 2012, that means 18 airport improvement projects costing more than $100 million, as well as numerous safety and education initiatives. Steve Hatter, (shown at right) deputy commissioner of aviation with the DOT, said that rural Alaskans have an “enplanement” rate — the frequency with which they fly in an airplane — eight times above the national average for rural America.

Read more: Alaska Dispatch

Kansas
Young Named Secretary in Special NASAO Election

Ed Young, (shown at right) director of the Kansas Division of Aviation has been elected Secretary of the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) in a special election held recently.

Read more: State Aviation Journal

FAA Rescinds Certification of Potomac AWOS

In the on-again off-again saga of, is it certified or is it not, the FAA has apparently, de-certified Potomac Aviation Technology Corporation’s (PATC) AWOS A and A/V. Although a request to the FAA for verification and comment wasn’t received prior to our publishing deadline, it appears the FAA released a letter to PATC in late January notifying the company of the action.

Read more: State Aviation Journal

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