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Clarksville Regional Airport ‘New Front Door for Midstate Business

Publication Date: 2015-07-29
Publication Author: Jimmy Settle

Slowly, methodically, and partly through an emphasis on finding the right leadership, Clarksville Regional Airport on Outlaw Field Road has been positioning itself as a self-proclaimed “new front door for business in middle Tennessee.”

Watertown Airport Opens New Building and Hangar for Business Community

Publication: WRVO
Publication Date: 2015-07-29
Publication Author: Julia Botero

A new building and hangar at the Watertown Airport has opened to serve the growing needs of the local business community.

MDOT Awards Grants That Help Regional and City Airports Compete

Publication Date: 2015-07-29
Publication Author: Desare Frazier

From building hangars to new ramps, Mississippi Department of Transportation is awarding grants to help maintain airports statewide. Mike Forester is with the Louisville-Winston County Airport Authority. MDOT is giving the facility nearly $43,000 for equipment to move and power aircraft without starting the engines. Forester says the airport helps them compete for businesses and is a factor in a plywood company building the largest plant in North America in Winston County.

U.S. Senate To Consider Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2

Publication: AIN ONLINE
Publication Date: 2015-07-28
Publication Author: Kerry Lynch

The U.S. Senate shortly is expected to begin consideration of a Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2 (PBOR 2) measure that would ease third-class medical requirements for recreational pilots and increase pilot protections.

Bonus Depreciation Advances in U.S. Senate

Publication: AIN ONLINE
Publication Date: 2015-07-28
Publication Author: Kerry Lynch

Encouraged by the U.S. Senate Finance Committee’s recent vote to extend bonus depreciation, aviation groups are continuing their push for swift consideration in both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate.

AOPA Fights Back on Medical Reform

Publication: AOPA
Publication Date: 2015-07-28
Publication Author: Elizabeth A Tennyson

Ill-considered opposition will only make AOPA more determined to get pilots the relief they need from the cumbersome and costly third class medical process, AOPA President Mark Baker said in the wake of the Air Line Pilots Association International’s (ALPA) renewed opposition to legislation that would have added medical reform to the Senate highway bill.

Textron Says North America Sales Keeping It ‘Strong’

Publication Date: 2015-07-28
Publication Author: Doug Cameron

Business jet sales in North America are driving a tepid recovery in the sector as orders dry up in China, Russia and Latin America, the head of Textron Inc. said Tuesday.

Cuomo Announces Plan to Tear Down, Rebuild ‘Third World’ LaGuardia Airport, First New Hub Built After 9/11

Publication: NBC 4 NEW YORK
Publication Date: 2015-07-28

A year after comparing New York’s LaGuardia Airport to “some Third World Country,” Vice President Joe Biden helped unveil an ambitious plan Monday to rebuild its collection of aging terminals into a modern, unified hub while easing congestion by doubling the space available for planes to operate

Robert Weber Built His Life, Business Around Comanche Airplane

Publication Date: 2015-07-27
Publication Author: Jerry Siebenmark

Robert Weber built a business and a life maintaining and repairing airplanes. But it was one type of airplane for which his expertise and reputation were nearly unmatched: the Piper Comanche.

Senate Clears Path for Ex-Im Renewal

Publication: AIN ONLINE
Publication Date: 2015-07-27
Publication Author: Kerry Lynch

The Senate is set to consider an amendment by Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) today to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank after the chamber, in an unusual Sunday vote, yesterday agreed 67-26 to block any attempt to filibuster the measure. Sunday’s vote to cut off debate came over the strong objections of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and other chief critics of the bank.

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