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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AirMed Expands Global Fleet, Bases Hawker 800XP in Birmingham

AirMed International announced that it has added a medically configured Hawker 800XP aircraft to its Birmingham, Ala. base. The dedicated medical transport aircraft joins two other AirMed owned and operated Hawker jets based at Birmingham International Airport. “The addition of this dedicated medically equipped aircraft demonstrates our commitment to reinvesting in our airborne assets and […]

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Continental Aerospace Technologies™ announces Robert J. Stoppek as Chief Executive Officer and President

Continental® has announced that Robert J. Stoppek has been named as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President. Stoppek was formerly the CEO for Waukesha Engine, part of the former GE Distributed Power business prior to joining Continental®. “We are pleased to welcome Robert as our new CEO,” said Mr. Fu Fangxing, Chairman of the […]

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Hartzell Engine Technologies Breaks Ground on Addition to its Montgomery, Alabama Headquarters

Keith Bagley, president of Hartzell Engine Technologies (HET), has announced that the company has held the official ground breaking of the 10,000 square foot addition to its headquarters in Montgomery, Alabama. When completed, the expansion will increase the total size of the HET campus to 86,000 square feet. “Hartzell Engine Technologies came to Montgomery in […]

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Delta Aviation Education Building Dedicated to Auburn University Following $6.2 Million Grant

Photo above – Auburn University and Delta Air Lines officials cut the ribbon as part of a dedication ceremony Friday for the new Delta Air Lines Aviation Education Building at Auburn University Regional Airport. Pictured are, from left: Auburn University Regional Airport Director Bill Hutto, Delta Managing Director of Flying Operations Patrick Burns, Delta Executive Vice […]

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