FAA Opens Houston Space Safety Office to Increase Oversight of Texas and New Mexico Operations

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) opened a safety field office in Houston to increase its oversight of commercial space operations in Texas and New Mexico. From this location, FAA inspectors will be able to more effectively and efficiently monitor the ongoing testing programs and commercial space tourism operations of SpaceX and […]

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FAA Administrator Huerta Dedicates New Mexico Runway

Culminating a two-decade-long effort, FAA Administrator Michael P. Huerta joined local and state officials last week in dedicating the new, 8,600-foot runway at Taos Regional Airport. The new runway is perpendicular to the original runway. It will enable pilots to operate more safely at times of year when wind directions make the airfield more challenging. […]

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Pueblo of Zuni Dedicates New Airport in New Mexico

The Pueblo of Zuni recently dedicated their new airport located about 5 miles west of Zuni, NM. The project, which replaced the old airport, took fifteen years to complete. “After 15 years of planning, environmental work, data recovery, and several design iterations with the FAA, the construction began in 2014,” said Jane Lucero, Airport Development […]

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New Mexico Lt. Governor John Sanchez Named Chair of ASA

New Mexico Lt. Governor John Sanchez has been appointed Chairman of the Aerospace States Association (ASA) by outgoing Chair, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey to complete her term. The ASA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization made up of lieutenant governors and governor-appointed delegates, and was formed to support educational outreach, foster economic development, and promote state-based […]

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$6.5 Million Announced for 17 New Mexico Airports

More than $6.5 million for maintenance and construction projects at 17 New Mexico airports was announced recently. The funding was awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration, and will fund runway rehabilitations, fencing construction and other safety improvements at airports across the state. Airports receiving funding include: Albuquerque International Sunport: – $100,000 for the design to […]

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Eclipse Aerospace Delivers First Eclipse 550 Jet

Eclipse Aerospace, Inc. (EAI) is proud to announce the first customer delivery of an Eclipse 550 Twin-Engine Jet in Albuquerque, N.M. following Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification. “This is an exciting day for Eclipse Aerospace and for general aviation,” says Mason Holland, Eclipse Aerospace CEO. “With the Eclipse 550, we’ve built a high performance light […]

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