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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.

FSF Releases New Fatigue Guidelines At Annual Business Aviation Safety Summit

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

San Diego, CA, April 16, 2014 – The Flight Safety Foundation announced today the release of the Duty/Rest Guidelines for Business Aviation, a joint effort with the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA). This report is an update to FSF’s “Principles and Guidelines for Duty and Rest Scheduling in Corporate and Business Aviation,” which originally was published by FSF in February 1997.

Two area airports receive FAA grants

Publication Date: 2014-04-16
Publication Author: Paisley Boston

Cleveland Municipal Airport and Ruleville–Drew Airport were recently awarded funds for construction and rehabilitation projects.

Medical reform gains momentum

Publication: AOPA
Publication Date: 2014-04-15
Publication Author: Elizabeth A Tennyson

The movement to exempt thousands of general aviation pilots from the third class medical certification process is gaining momentum in Congress and the aviation community.

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