New Air Traffic Tower Dedicated in Sarasota, Florida

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority (SMAA), and Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) dedicated the new Air Traffic Control Tower at Sarasota Bradenton International Airport recently. The 128 foot-tall tower is a significant investment in our nation’s airport infrastructure and enhances air traffic controllers’ ability to provide the safest, most efficient service […]

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Wayman Aviation opens FAA Part 145 Air Repair Station

Wayman Aviation has earned FAA Part 145 Air Repair Station certification #4WVR269D, becoming the only Part 145 certified maintenance facility at Hollywood-North Perry Airport (KHWO) in Pembroke Pines, FL. “Wayman provides support to local and international customers, including annuals, repairs, modifications, and export services,” said Carlos Garcia, Base Manager. “Its deep knowledge of Cessna and […]

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FAA Commissions New Tower at Sarasota Airport

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) cut over to a new air traffic control tower at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport early this morning. The new, 128 foot-tall tower will enable air traffic controllers to continue to provide the safest, most efficient service to flights at the busy Florida airport. Air traffic controllers working in the 525 square-foot […]

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Wayman Aviation Academy Goes Green with Diesel 172s

Wayman Aviation Academy’s fleet of 31 aircraft has grown by two Cessna C-172 Jet-A aircraft, offering Continental diesel power. The academy, established 31 years ago, has one of the largest fleets for pilot training in South Florida. Wayman has chosen to start this transition to take advantage of the important benefits brought by engines using […]

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LEE COUNTY PORT AUTHORITY WELCOMES NEW FIRE CHIEF

The Lee County Port Authority (LCPA) has named Tracy Wayne Young as chief of the Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting (ARFF) department. He will be responsible for managing all ARFF services including the planning and coordination of aircraft rescue, firefighting, medical response, fire safety, disaster preparedness and development of training programs for the 42-member department […]

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Spirit Airlines Pilots Ratify 5-Year Agreement

Spirit Airlines and its pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), announced the ratification of a new five-year working agreement Wednesday. Of the 98 percent of pilots who voted, 70 percent cast ballots in favor of the agreement. “This agreement increases our annual compensation, delivers job protections, and maintains important quality-of-life protections,” […]

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Southwest Florida Int’l Airport Reports Record-Breaking January Traffic

During January, 965,981 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers, Fla., an increase of 8.2 percent compared to January 2017. The traffic leader in January was Southwest Airlines with 180,817 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were Delta Air Lines (172,258), American (126,502), Spirit (113,804) […]

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