$94 Million Announced to Revitalize Illinois Airports

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced recently that $94 million will be made available to improve public airports throughout the state through the historic, bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital program. As part of a competitive grant process, IDOT will be seeking proposals for the planning, construction, reconstruction, extension, development and improvement of public airports. The investment […]

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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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SIU Aviation Celebrates Six Decades While Flying to New Heights

Photo above – Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s nationally recognized and comprehensive aviation program is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Since the university purchased a fixed-based operator at Southern Illinois Airport in December 1960, the program’s growth includes multiple degree programs, a state-of-the-industry facility and more than 600 students. By Pete Rosenbery As Southern Illinois University Carbondale […]

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Springfield’s Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport Celebrates New Corporate and GA Facility with Dedication and Ribbon Cutting

Last week, airport officials, community leaders and aviation stakeholders gathered to celebrate the completion of the new Corporate and General Aviation Facility at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield, IL. The event, which was held in the main lobby, included a dedication and ceremonial ribbon cutting to officially commemorate the opening of the facility. Susan […]

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Springfield Illinois Airport Authority Receives Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 17th Consecutive Year

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the Springfield Airport Authority by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its 2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, or CAFR. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting […]

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$31 Million Announced for Quincy, University of Illinois and Rockford Airports

The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced a state commitment of $1.55 million to leverage a total investment of $31 million for airport improvements in Quincy, Rockford and Champaign-Urbana. The commitment by the state will improve safety and boost capacity while furthering IDOT’s mission to build and maintain a multimodal transportation network that provides safe, […]

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Front-Line Aviation Experience Prepares Clayton Stambaugh to Lead in Illinois

Clayton Stambaugh believes the one thing that remains universal, especially among historic figures, is a distinct level of selflessness. “You get what you give,” says Stambaugh, recently appointed as the Deputy Director of Aeronautics for the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). “That inspires me profoundly.” Stambaugh said he has been fortunate to have had many personal […]

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