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Western ND airports make pitch for help to FAA

Publication Date: 2014-04-22
Publication Author: Amy Dairymple

WILLISTON, N.D. – Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta didn’t bring his checkbook to western North Dakota on Monday, but he pledged to partner with the state to address the challenges of rapid growth.

Basta Holdings Generates Nearly $1 Million in Monthly Revenue for March 2014

Publication: IT BUSINESS NET
Publication Date: 2014-04-21

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Basta Holdings Corp. (OTCBB:BSTA), an aviation services and logistics management company, today announced that it booked $959,981 in revenues during the month of March 2014.

LITH allocated federal money for $5 million runway project

Publication Date: 2014-04-21
Publication Author: Joseph Bustos

LAKE IN THE HILLS – The runway at the village’s airport is slated to get an upgrade. The village has been awarded a federal grant to help with the reconstruction of the 3,800-foot runway at the airport, according to a news release.

UPDATE: Hailey Airport Gets $18 Million Safety Grant

Publication: MAGIC VALLEY
Publication Date: 2014-04-21

HAILEY, Idaho (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is awarding a small central Idaho airport that serves the resort area of Ketchum and Sun Valley an $18 million grant for construction work on safety improvements.

PennDOT wants Rock Airport in West Deer to remain open

Publication: TRIBE LIVE
Publication Date: 2014-04-21
Publication Author: Jodi Weigand

PennDOT’s Bureau of Aviation is asserting a claim in bankruptcy court to $9.3 million in grant money it awarded for improvements at Rock Airport in West Deer.

Mikulski, Cardin Call on FAA to Honor Commitment to Baltimore Air Traffic Control Students

Publication Date: 2014-04-19

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin (both D-Md.) announced that they have called on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to honor its commitment to active students and recent graduates of Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative (CTI) preparing to be part of FAA’s Air Traffic Controller workforce.

J.P. Morgan: Used Bizjet Prices Show Gains

Publication: AINONLINE
Publication Date: 2014-04-18
Publication Author: Curt Epstein

Used business jet prices saw their strongest month-over-month gain in more than a year last month, according to J.P. Morgan’s North America Equity Research. Statistics released yesterday in the company’s April Business Jet Monthly report show the used business jet market showed a 1.9-percent rise, only the second sequential increase since the start of last year and a trend the company views as an indicator that stronger new jet demand is approaching.

Mayor discusses future of Blackfoot airport

Publication Date: 2014-04-17
Publication Author: Michael H. O'Donnell

BLACKFOOT — Mayor Paul Loomis spoke to about two dozen McCarley Field users about airport improvements, the budget and a potential future move to a different location at a special meeting held Tuesday night.

National Aviation Organizations Commend Florida Governor for Declaring April ‘Aviation Appreciation Month’

Publication: AVIATION PROS
Publication Date: 2014-04-17

Washington, DC— Today, national aviation organizations applauded Florida Governor Rick Scott for declaring April, “Aviation Appreciation Month.” In Florida, general aviation supports 54,000 jobs and $6 billion in annual economic activity.

Lawsuit to end, Taos airport project moves forward

Publication: THE TAOS NEWS
Publication Date: 2014-04-17
Publication Author: J.R. Logan

The town of Taos and Taos County governments have agreed to terms that would end litigation over a controversial annexation while providing money to fund a long-awaited airport expansion project.

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