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Astronaut, Safety Advocate Gene Cernan Dies

Publication: AIN ONLINE
Publication Date: 2017-01-17
Publication Author: KERRY LYNCH

Eugene Andrew (Gene) Cernan, the last person to stand on the Moon, passed away yesterday at the age of 82. During his 20 years as a Naval aviator, Cernan spent 13 with NASA, leading to three historic space missions: as pilot of Gemini 9, lunar module pilot of Apollo 10 and commander of Apollo 17.

The second American to walk in space, he flew to the Moon twice. As commander of Apollo 17 he became the last to walk on the Moon, in December 1972. He landed at Taurus-Littrow aboard the Challenger lunar module and spent three days


Editorial: Good News At Airport Continues

Publication: THE PRESS RECORD
Publication Date: 2017-01-13

When Plattsburgh Air Force Base closed in 1995, few could have envisioned what a boon that would actually turn out to be.

Not that Plattsburgh residents don’t miss the military personnel and the bustle they brought to the community with them. But the development there in the past 20 years has been astonishing, and the transfer of that storied runway from military to civilian use has not only rewarded the entire region, it has opened the gates for still more aviation-borne possibilities.

Pre-1995, Clinton County Airport was all Plattsburgh had for air access, and that offered no prospects for prosperity


Officials Call Plattsburgh International Airport Expansion a Game Changer

Publication: NBC 5
Publication Date: 2017-01-12
Publication Author: LIZ STRZEPA

If you were to have asked the director of the Plattsburgh International Airport, Christopher Kreig, five years ago if he thought the facility would be going through a rapid transformation, he’d have said yes.

Plattsburgh International Airport awarded $38M for expansion plan

He said county leaders have always had a bigger vision for the airport and evidently their vision was shared by those at the state level.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo made a surprise announcement at his State of the State address in Albany: The airport will be receiving $38 million to complete a second phase of its expansion.

Although Kreig


Tri-Cities Airport Launches New Brand, Website

Publication: THE GREENEVILLE SUN
Publication Date: 2017-01-12

Tri-Cities Airport has unveiled an updated name, new logo and new website.

The new logo highlights the Airport code, TRI, and reflects the clean, modern design of the Airport, a news release from the airport says. The new website, www.TRIflight.com, is mobile-friendly, easy to navigate and highlights information passengers access the most, according to the release.

The airport has served the Tri-Cities area since 1937.

“The most recent enhancements to the terminal area have improved access, convenience and appearance for an important front door to the region,” the release says.

“These improvements gave us an opportunity to also update the


M-C Senator Eying Airport Bill

Publication: MAGIC VALLEY
Publication Date: 2017-01-12
Publication Author: NATHAN BROWN

Mini-Cassia’s senator is considering legislation to allow for the creation of local airport districts, a move that would provide another option to relocate the Burley airport.

The airport is owned by the city of Burley, which has been trying for more than 20 years to move it. In 2016, an airport task force identified two possible sites, one south of Interstate 84 north of Exit 216 and one north of there. Currently, an engineering company is working on a master plan for the airport.

Economic development leaders say keeping an airport in Mini-Cassia is a must if the region wants


Aviation and Animal Rescue Making a Positive Impact

Publication: GREENVILLE NEWS
Publication Date: 2017-01-12
Publication Author: DEBI BOIES

Throughout the country, each year more than 2.7 million adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized due to shelter overcrowding.  Overburdened shelters take in 7.6 million stray, abused, surrendered, or lost animals every year, and the simple fact is that in many places they are taken into shelters faster than they can be adopted.

The problem is compounded by animals that are not neutered or spayed, which account for 90 percent of the animals that enter animal shelters. “No-kill” shelters help to absorb some of these animals as well, but such shelters have limited capacity and frequently do not


Local Airport Seeks Awareness

Publication: NORTHWEST MISSOURIAN
Publication Date: 2017-01-11
Publication Author: ANNA HASTERT

Maryville city officials are working to increase the awareness of an underutilized airport through various marketing and reconstruction efforts.

Maryville Assistant Manager Ryan Heiland said the city approved a contract with Hue Labs, a technology company based out of Nevada, to build a website for the Northwest Missouri Regional Airport.

“We’ve done another project with Hue Labs before, for Mozingo,” Heiland said. “We went through a Request for Proposal (RFP) process to develop the website for Mozingo, and we ended up selecting Hue Labs for that project. (We’re) very satisfied with what they put together for the Mozingo website.”

This


State Awards $38 Million to Plattsburgh Airport

Publication: PRESS REPUBLICAN
Publication Date: 2017-01-11
Publication Author: DAN HEATH AND JOE LOTEMPLIO

Plattsburgh International Airport has won $38 million in state money for a new cargo center and general aviation customs facility.

Gov,. Andrew Cuomo made the announcement in Albany Wednesday afternoon as part of his ongoing State of the State presentations.

The funds come through the second round of the Upstate Airport Economic Development and Revitalization Competition. The money was included in the last $21.1 billion five-year New York State Department of Transportation Capital Plan.

“Transportation infrastructure is the bedrock of our economy, and with these critical upgrades at the Plattsburgh International Airport, we are ensuring the North Country’s long-term economic


$9 Million Investment Helps Rifle Airport Soar

Publication: POST INDEPENDENT
Publication Date: 2017-01-11
Publication Author: Alex Zorn

Atlantic Aviation recently finished its nearly $9 million investment in the Rifle Garfield County Airport, which is now fully operational complete with new state-of-the-art facilities. Though the new facilities and equipment have been in service for only a few weeks, Rifle Garfield County Airport Director Brian Condie has already heard firsthand from pilots and passengers that the airport looks better than ever.

“I’m very pleased with how everything turned out,” Condie said. “Now we have much-needed extra aircraft space to put in the hangars.”

The project included a new 30,000-square-foot heated hangar, which includes 6,000 square feet of office space


Aviation and Animal Rescue – Making a Positive Impact

Publication: THE GAFFNEY LEDGER
Publication Date: 2017-01-11
Publication Author: DEBI BOIES

Throughout the country, each year more than 2.7 million adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized due to shelter overcrowding.  Overburdened shelters take in 7.6 million stray, abused, surrendered, or lost animals every year, and the simple fact is that in many places they are taken into shelters faster than they can be adopted.

The problem is compounded by animals that are not neutered or spayed, which account for 90 percent of the animals that enter animal shelters. “No-kill” shelters help to absorb some of these animals as well, but such shelters have limited capacity and frequently do not


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