MassDOT Aeronautics Applies for $1 Million Federal Highway Administration AID Grant

The Aeronautics Division of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has applied for $1 million in funding from the Federal Highway Administration’s “Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Demonstration” Program, funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and authorized to accelerate innovation in highway transportation. The proposal represents the second stage of a three-phase project, using Unmanned Aircraft […]

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MassDOT Aeronautics Division Releases Request for Responses for New Smart Grid at Cape Cod Gateway Airport

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing a Request for Responses (RFR) has been issued by the Aeronautics Division for consultant services to plan, permit, and design a smart microgrid at Cape Cod Gateway Airport in Hyannis. Earlier this year, the Aeronautics Division received a $1.95 million grant award from the U.S. Department of […]

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Deputy Administrator for MassDOT Aeronautics Brings Distinguished Military Career to Post

Photo above – Former co-workers of Denise Garcia (center) during the 22nd Fighter Squadron F-15 Maintainers Reunion at the Weisbrod Museum in Pueblo CO.   By Penny Rafferty Hamilton, Ph.D. Denise Garcia is the Deputy Administrator for the MassDOT Aeronautics Division overseeing aviation administration and policy matters for the Commonwealth. Denise began her career at MassDOT 22 […]

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MAMA Emerging Leaders Take Action

Massachusetts Airport Management Association’s (MAMA) newly organized Emerging Leaders Committee has quickly developed into an active force within the 50-year-old organization that advocates for Massachusetts’ 38 public-use airports. With a mission to cultivate future MAMA leaders through knowledge sharing, educational opportunities, networking, and mentorship, the committee serves to support and develop leaders under the age […]

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Massachusetts Awarded $4 Million in U.S. DOT SMART Grants

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has announced it has received $4 million total from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) Grant Program.  The money will support the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Aeronautics and Rail and Transit Division’s clean energy grid and climate-related initiatives. The MassDOT Aeronautics Division received a […]

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MAMA Awards Scholarship to Bridgewater State University Aviation Management Student

Catherine Cummings, an aviation management major at Bridgewater State University was awarded the 2022 Crocker Snow Memorial Scholarship at the recent Massachusetts Airport Management Association (MAMA) Annual Conference held at the MGM Hotel in Springfield. When accepting the $4,000 scholarship, Ms. Cummings said, “Last summer I served an internship in the operations department at Massport […]

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Massachusetts Airport Managers Look Outward as They Chart the Future of Aviation

Photo above – State Senator John C. Velis addresses the delegates at the 2022 MAMA Annual Conference. More than 130 delegates to the Massachusetts Airport Management Annual Conference addressed a wide range of topics as the organization celebrated its 50th Anniversary at the MGM Hotel in Springfield, MA (Oct 23-25). Airport Managers, consultants, service providers […]

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Ascent AeroSystems Announces Full Compliance with RemoteID Mandate

Massachusetts-based Ascent AeroSystems, the world’s leading manufacturer of compact, all-weather, high performance coaxial unmanned aerial systems, today announced the immediate availability of RemoteID capabilities for its Spirit and NX30 sUAS platforms. Ascent AeroSystems Announces Full Compliance with RemoteID Mandate “Two things are required for small UAS operations to scale successfully into efficient networks,” said Peter […]

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