December 29, 2014
Arizona City says Falcon Field could be industry hub
A 35-square-mile section of northeast Mesa that surrounds Falcon Field Airport has the potential to be an aerospace, aviation and defense hub and a sports-tourism center, the city’s planning and zoning board was told at a recent study session.
Read more: Arizona NewsZap
Small Community Air Service
Pilot shortage grounds flights at regional airports
At 7:30 in the morning, the terminal inside Cheyenne, Wyoming’s regional airport looks like a weary traveler’s dream. It’s quiet, there are no lines and parking is free. But Susan Mark is still tense. “I’m just hoping there is a plane and a pilot,” she says.
Read more: Marketplace
Looming pilot shortage threatens regional airlines
For decades, the industry’s consistent story was one of large numbers of pilots competing for very few open jobs. Today, airlines — particularly regional carriers — are having trouble filling cockpits with qualified pilots and the problem only promises to get worse.
Read more: Jamestown Sun
New Hampshire Keene airport set for new FAA classification
State aeronautics officials plan to reclassify Dillant-Hopkins Airport in Swanzey as a national airport, potentially increasing its chance of getting federal grants for future infrastructure projects.
Read more: Keene Sentinel
AIRPORT PRIVATIZATION: Limited Interest despite FAA’s Pilot Program
Since the FAA started to accept applications to the Airport Privatization Pilot Program (APPP) in 1997, 10 airports have applied to the pilot program (see figure). Of these 10, 2 were privatized, 7 did not complete the program, and one application is currently under FAA review.
Read more: GAO
Landings restricted at Daniel Field
Augusta’s small general aviation airport has big problems with trees, light poles and other structures getting in the way of safe landings for planes at night.
Read more: Augusta Chronicle
Hub City hoping for $2.6 million runway project in 2015
Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport may be getting a facelift. Mayor Johnny DuPree said the city had put in an initial application for a $2.6 million grant from the USDOT to repave the runway.
Read more: Hattiesburg American
Meeker Airport Makes Smooth Landing
Meeker Airport is critical to the residents and businesses in Rio Blanco County. Located in Meeker, Colo., the airport is designated as a C-II general aviation airport by the FAA.
Read more: Construction Equipment Guide
Pauls Valley part of airport funding
Pauls Valley is one of several communities across Oklahoma that should see construction ramping up at their local airports over the next three years after the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission recently approved its Three-Year Capital Improvement Program (CIP).
Read more: Pauls Valley Democrat
ACRP Sponsoring National Competition for Universities
The Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) is sponsoring a national competition for universities.
The University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs
offers broad challenge areas relating to issues facing airports that are excellent open-ended topics for capstone design classes, culminating projects or independent study
Read more: State Aviation Journal