Brewer Honored With AAAE Distinguished Service Award

Mark Brewer, A.A.E., Airport Director at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, has received the American Association of Airport Executives’ Distinguished Service Award, which is presented to airport executives in honor of an exemplary career and contributions to the airport industry. “Mark is an invaluable colleague who has served the nation’s aviation community in a number of roles, […]

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NEW HAMPSHIRE PROPOSES NEW CLASSIFICATION FOR AIRPORT

State aeronautics officials in New Hampshire plan to reclassify Dillant-Hopkins Airport in Keene and Swanzey as a national airport, demonstrating its significance not only to the state of New Hampshire but also the National Airspace System. The FAA classifies general aviation airports – ones that host all flights except for airline and military – as […]

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Jack Ferns Receives FAA New England Leadership Award

Jack Ferns was this year’s recipient of the 2012 New England Regional Administrator’s Aviation and Space Education Leadership Award. (Photo – Left to right are Michael Huerta, FAA Acting Administrator, Ferns and Corbett.) Ferns was cited for his exemplary service with the New Hampshire Department of Transportation in which he engaged in countless STEM-AVSED activities. […]

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New Hampshire Governor Praised by GA for Declaring March “General Aviation Appreciation Month”

Last week, national aviation organizations applauded New Hampshire Governor John Lynch for declaring March "General Aviation Appreciation Month." General aviation alone drives over $639 million in economic activity and supports over 8,000 jobs across the state. In response to the proclamation, the following groups stated:            Henry Ogrodzinski, President of the National Association of State Aviation […]

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Ferns Leaving Post in New Hampshire

  Reflects on NASAO   Jack W. Ferns, Director of Aeronautics, Rail and Transit for the New Hampshire Department of Transportation, will be leaving his post this week after 16 years with the state. Though his term ends on August 20, Ferns said he has the opportunity to stay until his position is filled with […]

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NEGA Making Progress on Issues-Oriented Study

By Lara Jackson Following the 2006 New England Regional Airport System Plan, which provided an analysis of that region’s main air carrier airport system without specific regard for boundaries, the six New England states have regrouped to conduct the New England General Aviation Study (NEGA).   According to Jack Ferns, (pictured) NEGA Committee Chairman and […]

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