Washington State Airport Pavement Deterioration a Cause for Concern

Airport pavement conditions at Washington state airports have steadily deteriorated since 2005, according to the recently released 2018 Airport Pavement Management System (APMS) report. The Washington State Department of Transportation Aviation Division evaluated 98 airports, which is an area of 153 million square feet – the equivalent of a two-lane highway stretching from Seattle to […]

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Three Aviation-Related Bills Introduced to Washington State Legislature to Encourage Economic Development

In an effort to boost funding for airports and address the shortage of workers in the aeronautics industry, Washington Representative Tom Dent recently introduced three pieces of legislation. “Our aviation industry is facing a critical pilot shortage. It is impacting technicians, instructors and other related aviation occupations as well,” said Dent, R-Moses Lake. “I am […]

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CubCrafters to Celebrate Carbon Cub Ten Year Anniversary

CubCrafters will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Carbon Cub, the company’s most popular airframe series, during 2019. Milestones from the Carbon Cub history will be commemorated throughout the year and will culminate in an open-invitation fly-in & reception in October, dubbed Cubfest 2019, at the company’s factory headquarters in Yakima, Washington. The original Carbon […]

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Designers Wanted for Fly Washington Passport Program Patches

The Fly Washington Passport Program, an incentive program encouraging pilots and aviation enthusiasts to explore Washington’s public-use airports, is seeking designers and artists to create a patch representative of each of the six regions including the Olympic Peninsula, southwest, northwest, south central, north central and eastern areas of Washington state. Participants will use an official […]

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New Aviation Economic Impact Study for Washington State Begins

The Washington State Department of Transportation Aviation Division initiated an update to the Washington Aviation Economic Impact Study (AEIS) starting in October. This study, last updated in 2012, provides critical information on the value of our state’s aviation system. It will calculate and document the economic contributions airports make to local communities, regions and the […]

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Lynden Unveils First Washington State Airport Kiosk

Lynden Municipal Airport officials unveiled their airport kiosk on Friday, Sept. 28 – the first built using the Washington State Department of Transportation airport kiosk design chosen in March. Kiosks are designed to encourage airport visitors to explore the area and include information about local attractions, landmarks, restaurants, lodging and other points of interest. The […]

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CubCrafters’ XCub Earns Approvals in Canada and Japan

CubCrafters announced recently that its top-of-the-line aircraft, the XCub, has secured type certification from Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA). The approval allows the company to begin deliveries of both land and seaplane versions of the aircraft to Canadian buyers immediately. A Type Certificate was also issued for the XCub by the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau […]

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