Airbus Begins Delivery of All Aircraft from Its U.S. Plant with U.S.-Sourced Sustainable Aviation Fuel Blend

Photo above: A recent fueling of an Airbus A320 with a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) blend at Airbus’ Mobile, Alabama Final Assembly Line for delivery to Spirit Airlines. As part of Airbus’ ongoing commitment to sustainability in aviation, all aircraft delivered from its U.S. manufacturing facility will be fueled with a SAF blend on the […]

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FAA Invites Public Input on Draft Environmental Review to Operate Huntsville Int’l as Commercial Space Reentry Site

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) invites the public to comment on a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for Huntsville International Airport (HSV) to serve as a reentry site for horizontally landed commercial reentry vehicles. The Draft EA also addresses a proposal by Sierra Space Corporation to land its Dream Chaser vehicle at the site up to […]

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Three Military Airports Now Eligible for Funding to Add Civilian Operations

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has selected three airports to be eligible for grants to add civilian aviation operations at former and current military airfields, adding system capacity and helping to reduce congestion at existing airports. Kelly Field in San Antonio, Texas; Mobile Downtown Airport in Mobile, Ala.; and Salina Regional […]

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Montgomery Regional Airport Solidifies Rental Car Concessionaire Partnerships

The Montgomery Airport Authority has taken steps to further strengthen relationships with a key segment of its business. The board has executed new, five-year agreements with the rental car companies leasing spaces on the airport property. In this latest move toward achievement of strategic goals, airport leaders have negotiated competitive terms with rental partners to […]

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Mobile, Alabama Airport Authority Accepts Federal Grant for Runway Rehabilitation

The Mobile Airport Authority has accepted a grant offer for $9.1 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation to fund the rehabilitation of Runway 14/32 at the Mobile Downtown Airport (BFM). The project includes milling and resurfacing across the runway, upgraded lighting, and pavement marking. The improvements are expected to start this March/April and be […]

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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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John Eagerton Announces Retirement as Alabama Aeronautics Bureau Chief, Replacement Selected

After 27 years as Alabama’s Aeronautics Director and Chief of the Aeronautics Bureau, Dr. John Eagerton has announced his retirement effective January 1, 2021. In an official letter to airport operators, consultants and colleagues, Eagerton said, “It has been a privilege to work with you to improve Alabama’s airport system. I am also proud to […]

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