Crowley Completes Asset Acquisition of Ace Fuels in Anchorage

Anchorage-based Crowley Fuels completed an asset acquisition of the aviation fuels business of Ace Fuels, LLC, a fixed base operator (FBO) headquartered at Merrill Field in downtown Anchorage offering Jet A and AV 100LL fuels. The acquisition includes the company’s six, 24-hour self-service aviation fuels pump stations (cardlocks) and associated buildings located at the Merrill […]

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Alaska International Airport System Signs MOU with Shanghai Airport Authority

The Alaska International Airport System (AIAS), consisting of the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport and the Fairbanks International Airport, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Shanghai Airport Authority (SAA). SAA is the state owned enterprise that operates both Shanghai Pudong International (PVG) and Hongqiao International (SHA) Airports. The MOU affirms AIAS and […]

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Roach Selected as Airport Manager for Fairbanks International Airport

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) has announced the appointment of Jeff Roach as Airport Manager of Fairbanks International Airport, with an official start date of November 12th. “Jeff’s knowledge and experience make him exceptionally qualified for this position. He will be a valuable addition to the international airport team,” said John […]

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Mahindra Delivers Airvan 8 in Alaska

GippsAero Pty Ltd., the aircraft-manufacturing arm of Mahindra Aerospace, has delivered a second of its Airvan 8 aircraft to the fleet of Grant Aviation in Alaska. The Airvan 8 is one of the most versatile of GippsAero’s aircraft. Specifically engineered to meet the latest in international safety standards, it is perfectly suited for the often […]

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FAA announces new Alaska Regional Administrator

Kerry B. Long has joined the FAA Alaska Region as the new Alaskan Regional Administrator, effective June 29. Kerry previously served as Chief Counsel for the FAA from 2007 to 2009. Long returns to the FAA from the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) where he served as the Designated Agency Ethics Official, responsible for establishing, […]

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New Alaska Video Describes Challenges of Building Rural Airports

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) Division of Statewide Aviation released the second video, in a two‐part series, illustrating the vital lifeline aviation provides for 82% of Alaskan communities. Filmed at airport locations across the state, Alaska’s Aviation Lifeline Counting the Costs features interviews with airport construction and management staff who describe […]

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Alaska DOT&PF Opens Alakanuk Airport

The Alakanuk Airport, providing service to residents and seasonal workers, officially opened Friday, Sept. 28, with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) completed the project with funding from the Federal Aviation Administration.  The newly constructed and relocated Alakanuk Airport boasts a number of economic benefits for the community of […]

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