Alabama Airports Contribute $4.9 Billion Annually to State and Local Economies

Governor Kay Ivey on Monday announced that the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) Aeronautics Bureau released the summary findings of the 2020 Statewide Airport Economic Impact Study. According to the study, Alabama’s system of 80 public airports are economic engines for their local communities and significant contributors to the overall state economy. “Our airports are […]

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New Report Says North Carolina Airports Contribute $61 Billion, 373,000 Jobs to Economy

North Carolina’s publicly owned airports contribute $61 billion to the state’s economy each year and support 373,000 jobs, according to a report released by the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation. Airports and aviation-related jobs also provide $15 billion in personal income and contribute $2.5 billion in state and local tax revenues every year, […]

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Caltrans Seeks to Fill Position of Aviation Safety Officer II

Under the direction of the Chief, Office of Airports, acting independently or in a lead capacity, the incumbent performs aviation safety and permit compliance functions that implement the State Aeronautics Act.  The position has a regulatory role in enforcing State aeronautics laws and regulations.  Additionally, incumbent provides technical expertise to local agencies and airport/heliport owners/operators […]

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Springfield Airport Authority Welcomes the Return of American Airlines to Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport (SPI)

American Airlines has resumed its scheduled daily flights at the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport (SPI). The return follows a pandemic related hiatus, which impacted the SPI to Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW) route between October and early January. American Airlines resumed regular service between SPI and Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW) on Jan. 5, 2021, marking a highpoint in […]

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Baldwin Initiates Alaska Aviation Safety Exchange with Alaska Seaplanes Commuter Airline Leading the Way

Baldwin Safety and Compliance has launched its new Alaska Aviation Safety Exchange SMS/QMS program customized for the Alaska aviation community. Alaska Seaplanes, an FAA part 135 commuter airline based in Juneau, Alaska, has rolled out their new SMS program using this scalable Baldwin program. The Alaska Aviation Safety Exchange features easy-to-use software that enables customization […]

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FAA and NASA Sign MOU to Strengthen Partnership in Commercial Space Activities

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) signed a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) to support commercial space activities related to the transport of government and non-government passengers, cargo, and payloads for both orbital and suborbital missions. “This FAA-NASA collaboration at the Administrator level will advance America’s commercial space […]

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New Members Appointed to the Drone Advisory Committee

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced new appointments to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Drone Advisory Committee or DAC. “The Drone Advisory Committee is key to helping the FAA keep pace with innovation while protecting safety,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. Members are executives who represent a variety of unmanned […]

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FAA Announces Final Rule to Facilitate the Reintroduction of Civil Supersonic Flight

The U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a final rule to facilitate the safe development of civil supersonic aircraft. The rule streamlines and clarifies procedures to obtain FAA approval for supersonic flight testing in the United States. “Today’s action is a significant step toward reintroducing civil supersonic flight and demonstrates […]

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