U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $12.2 Million in Grants to Help Small Communities Improve Air Service

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation is providing $12.2 million from the Small Community Air Service Development Program to help 18 communities in 18 states develop their own solutions to local air service needs. The Department received 57 applications from 30 states. This follows last week’s announcement […]

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ACC Study Estimates $138 Billion in Capital Investment Required for U.S. Airports Through 2024

The Airport Consultants Council (ACC) has released Capital Development at U.S. Airports, a study providing a near term outlook of trends, projects, and funding. This study is intended to provide insight into the magnitude of capital development planned to occur at airports throughout the United States through 2024. The top 130 airports, ranked by passenger […]

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General Aviation Contribution to U.S. Economy Remains Strong

A group of seven general aviation associations has welcomed an updated study detailing the contributions of general aviation to the U.S. economy. The study, conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, determined that general aviation supports a total 1,179,200 jobs and a total of $246.8 billion in total economic output in the U.S. The General Aviation Manufacturers Association […]

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U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $520.5 Million to 287 Airports in 41 States

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao has announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation will award $520.5 million in airport infrastructure grants to 287 airports in 41 states. With this announcement, the Trump Administration has invested a historic $11.4 billion to more than two thousand airports across the United States for safety and infrastructure […]

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AAAE/USCTA Lead Coalition Asking Congress to Fully Fund Contract Towers

A coalition of aviation groups, including the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE)/U.S. Contract Tower Association (USCTA), today wrote leaders of the Senate and House Appropriations Committees to reassert the vital role that contract air traffic control towers play in improving safety and saving taxpayer dollars. In a letter sent today, the aviation groups made […]

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GEICO Skytypers Air Show Team Announces 2020 Season Performance Schedule

The GEICO Skytypers Air Show Team, the leading vintage airshow performance squadron, announces their 2020 airshow season schedule. The team’s six WWII-era aircraft will perform an 18-minute, low-level precision-flying demonstration at numerous airshows throughout the year. Their season kicks off March 28-29 at the Tampa Bay AirFest at the MacDill AFB, Tampa, FL. “Airshow spectators […]

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Frontiers of Flight Museum to Honor Anousheh Ansari of the XPRIZE Foundation and Celebrate SpaceShipOne

On Friday, May 29th 6:30 pm, the Frontiers of Flight Museum (FOFM) launches its 2020 Gala SpaceShipOne to honor space adventurer and CEO of the Ansari XPRIZE Foundation Anousheh Ansari with the George E. Haddaway Award for Achievement in Aviation. Gala sponsors and guests will have the pleasure of meeting Ansari and learning about her […]

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