Bandera State Airport Provides Emergency Staging for Wildland Firefighting Efforts

Helicopter and crew operating at Bandera State Airport (4W0) found the airport to be a perfect place for supporting the Crystal Lake Fire located in the Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest along interstate 90 Snoqualmie Pass. Pilot Noel Larsen and Helicopter Manager Jason Hultman, assisted by Justin Fulbright and Fuel Support Technician Bryan Sinden, used […]

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WSDOT Aviation Accepting Applications for New Round of Airport Grants

The Washington State Department of Transportation Aviation Division is currently accepting applications for the first round of 2021-2023 Airport Aid Grant Program grants. WSDOT anticipates awarding between $1.1 and $1.3 million in funding. Airports can only apply for projects previously submitted through the Statewide Capital Improvement Program. Known as the SCIP, it is an unconstrained […]

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Volare Aviation Completes First Hawker Blended Winglet Retrofit

Aviation Partners, Inc. (API) announced that Oxford, UK based Volare Aviation has completed their first installation of the Blended Winglets retrofit on a Hawker 800XPi and is appointed an authorized installation partner for Hawker 800 series Blended Winglet retrofits in Europe. API’s Performance Enhancing Blended Winglets for the Hawker 800 series airplanes reduce drag by […]

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Washington State Aviation Commission Releases Report with Preliminary List of Future Potential Major Airports

The Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission released its Phase I report that includes several recommendations, including a preliminary list of six airport sites with potential for expansion. The report also includes a proposal to meet near-term aviation demand at two or more existing airports while the work to locate a new airport continues and a proposal […]

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WSDOT Releases 2020 Electric Aircraft Feasibility Study

The Washington State Department of Transportation announced the release of the Washington Electric Aircraft Feasibility Study, an in-depth follow-on to their 2019 Electric Aircraft Report. This study provides an assessment of the transportation network and the potential for improved multimodal connections, demand expectations and workforce considerations, and planning necessities for infrastructure. Additionally, it includes a […]

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Washington State Commercial Aviation Commission Will Meet Virtually for October Meeting

The Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission (CACC) will meet virtually for its fourth meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 21, to discuss the needs of commercial aviation in Washington. Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the state’s Safe Start plan, about decreasing the COVID-19 risk, the meeting will be held online. Members of […]

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