Arkansas Governor, Lockheed Martin Announce $142M Investment, New Jobs with Expansion at Camden Plant

Governor Asa Hutchinson and officials with Lockheed Martin have announced at the Paris Air Show that the company is expanding its center of excellence in Camden, Arkansas, that produces the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (MIMARS) and performs final assembly for Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) and Precision Fires products for U.S. and allied […]

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Eleven Arkansas Airports to Share $5.5 Million in FAA Grants for Improvements

It was announced recently that 11 Arkansas airports will receive $5.5 million from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to support facility upgrades and expansions. The airports receiving funding are: Arkadelphia: Dexter B Florence Memorial Airport will receive $49,500 to conduct a study to identify options for improving drainage on the airport. Bentonville: Bentonville Municipal Airport […]

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AOPA ASI Collaborates with Arkansas Department of Aeronautics to Provide Flight Instructor Training

The AOPA Air Safety Institute (ASI) has been selected by the Arkansas State Department of Aeronautics to provide FAA required recurrent training for many of Arkansas’ Certificated Flight Instructors (CFIs). The Air Safety Institute will provide an in-person Flight Instructor Refresher Course (FIRC) to approximately 125 CFIs during the two-day event. The course will be […]

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Drop in Revenue Brings Change to Arkansas Grant Program

Arkansas airports may have to wait to get improvements at their airports, including hangar renovations, terminal improvements, fuel and security systems. A reported drop in sales tax revenue has led to a decision by the Arkansas Aeronautics Commission to cut back on grants.  It was reported in the Department’s latest newsletter that they will remain […]

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