Aviation Associations Mark Passing of Longtime Aviation Advocate Rep. Don Young

National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen hailed U.S. House Rep. Don Young (R-AK) for his steadfast service to his country, and his passionate commitment to promoting aviation, upon news of the long-tenured congressman’s passing March 18 at age 88. “Don Young was a vigorous advocate for our nation’s aviation industry throughout […]

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FAA Begins Adding Weather Reporting Stations across Alaska

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has started installing technology across Alaska to provide weather conditions to pilots before they take to the skies. Eight new Automated Weather Observing Systems (AWOS) will provide continuous, real-time and accurate weather information on remote areas of Alaska. The sites, recommended by the Alaska aviation community, […]

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FAA Invests $42 Million in Airports Across Alaska to Increase Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award seven Alaska airports a total of $42 million in Airport Improvement Program grants to help with safety, access and sustainability efforts. The FAA has awarded more than 64 grants totaling $257.4 million to Alaska airports during fiscal year 2021. “These grants reflect our ongoing […]

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Northern Pacific Airways Announces Purchase of Its First Six Boeing 757-200s

Anchorage-based Northern Pacific Airways, a wholly-owned subsidiary of FLOAT Alaska LLC, agreed to the purchase of its first six aircraft—Boeing 757-200s. The airline completed the transaction to meet part of its initial fleet requirements. The first aircraft within this purchase will be delivered immediately. The airline intends to offer service between points in the U.S. […]

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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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Alaska Airlines and Nonprofit Airlink Deliver Medical Supplies and PPE to COVID-19 Hit Communities in Alaska

Alaska Airlines have teamed up with nonprofit disaster relief organization Airlink, to deliver nearly 9000lbs of mixed medical supplies and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to COVID-19 hit communities in Palmer, Alaska. Nearby Anchorage, Alaska, is a major entry point for PPE cargo coming from China into the US, but much of that cargo moves on […]

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John Binder, Alaska Deputy Commissioner, Clarifies CARES Act Funding for State Owned Airports

In Alaska, statistics on 257 airports were used in calculating the state’s share of the CARES Act Airport Grant program funding from the FAA. John Binder, Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities, Deputy Commissioner, Aviation, recently took the opportunity to explain how this funding can be used and where it can be allocated for […]

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