New AzAA President Says Membership Well Positioned to Tackle Future Challenges, Opportunities

As with any membership organization, the year ahead for the Arizona Airports Association (AzAA), promises to bring both challenges and opportunities. Matthew Smith, AzAA’s new President, says the organization is well positioned and equipped to deal with both.      “The biggest challenge could be working through some legislative issues,” said Smith. “Some legislators want to […]

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Phoenix City Council OKs Airport Project Funded in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is home to the first City of Phoenix project to benefit from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law passed late last year by Congress, starting with construction of a long-awaited cross-field taxiway connecting the north and south airfields. The taxiway project was approved April 20th by the Phoenix City Council. Estimated to […]

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Flair Airlines, Visit Tucson, and TIA Announce Long-Term Partnership to Connect More Canadians to Arizona

Flair Airlines, Canada’s everyday low fare airline, has announced a long-term partnership with Tucson, Arizona to connect underserved Canadian communities with affordable, non-stop, winter flights to sunshine and warmth. As the first step in the partnership, Flair will overnight an aircraft in Tucson next winter and today is opening sales for five new routes: Edmonton […]

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TSA Enables Residents to Use Mobile Driver’s License for Verification at Phoenix Sky Harbor Int’l Airport

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), in collaboration with the State of Arizona and Apple, deployed a new technology that allows airline passengers to use their state-issued mobile driver’s license or mobile identification card in Apple Wallet on iPhone or Apple Watch to verify their identity for airport security screening purposes. Individuals at Phoenix Sky Harbor […]

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AeroGuard Flight Training Center Aims to Solve Pilot Shortage with New Reduced Hours Course

AeroGuard Flight Training Center has announced its new FAA-Approved Reduced Hours Commercial Pilot Course, focused on saving aspiring future commercial pilots time and expense in their training. This new course, developed in-house at AeroGuard by its team of expert flight instructors, has been specially reviewed and approved by the FAA, meeting the same high-quality standards […]

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Tucson Airport Authority Promotes Adam Kretschmer to Director of Maintenance and Custodial Services

The Tucson Airport Authority (TAA) has announced the promotion of Adam Kretschmer to Director of Maintenance and Custodial Services. Following several years of service as the Deputy Director of Maintenance, Kretschmer will now fully oversee the largest department in the TAA’s Operations division, which includes Airfield Maintenance, Custodial, Facilities, Fleet Maintenance, and Landscaping. “Adam is […]

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