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PFC Increase Sparks Debate in Committee

  • Friday, March 24, 2017
  • On Thursday, March 23rd, the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security held a hearing titled “FAA Reauthorization: Perspectives on Improving Airport Infrastructure and Aviation Manufacturing.” The Subcommittee heard testimony from two different witness panels: Airport Improvement and […]

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    NASAO Joins GA Associations in Reiterating ATC Concerns; Request Sufficient Time to Review and Debate Bill

  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017
  • With the need to authorize the Federal Aviation Administration before September 30 of this year, a host of general aviation association leaders today joined together to send letters to House and Senate transportation leaders underscoring “real and long-standing concerns” regarding […]

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    North Dakota Aviation Council to Host Aviation Day

  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017
  • The North Dakota Aviation Council will be hosting Aviation Day at the Capitol on March 27th 2017 and will take place from 9am to 3pm in the Legislative Hall in the North Dakota State Capitol. This event will bring together […]

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    Legislative Update: Senate Hearing on UAS Integration

  • Thursday, March 16, 2017
  • On Wednesday the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a hearing titled “Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Innovation, Integration, Successes, and Challenges.” The hearing examined public policy issues related to the safe integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) in the national […]

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    NASAO and FAA Renew MOU

  • Saturday, March 11, 2017
  • FAA Administrator Michael Huerta renewed a long-standing memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) recently during the Association’s Annual Legislative Conference held in Washington D.C. The five-year MOU continues a long-term cooperative agreement between […]

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    North Dakota’s Bismarck Municipal and Bowman Regional Named 2016 Airport of the Year

  • Thursday, March 9, 2017
  • The North Dakota Aeronautics Commission announced that the Bismarck Municipal Airport and the Bowman Regional Airport were awarded the 2016 Commercial Service Airport of the Year and the General Aviation Airport of the Year respectively, on March 7th during the […]

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    MDOT names Airports, Consultant of the Year

  • Tuesday, March 7, 2017
  • The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Office of Aeronautics has named the Wayne County Airport Authority (WCAA) of Romulus as the Airport Sponsor of the Year (Air Carrier Airport Category), and the West Michigan Airport Authority (WMAA) of Holland as […]

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    Trump Budget Blueprint: Impact on Aviation

  • Wednesday, March 1, 2017
  • President Trump has released his fiscal year 2018 budget blueprint to Congress. The plan, named “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again,” requests $16.2 billion for the Department of Transportation’s budget, a 13 percent decrease from the […]

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    CONKLIN & DE DECKER ANNOUNCES 2017 STATE TAX GUIDE FOR GENERAL AVIATION

  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017
  • Conklin & de Decker has announced the release of their 2017 State Tax Guide for General Aviation (“State Tax Guide”). Packed full of critical tax information, the State Tax Guide is a must-have reference tool for helicopter and fixed-wing operators, […]

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    FAA Releases Updated Drone Sighting Reports

  • Thursday, February 23, 2017
  • The Federal Aviation Administration released an updated list of pilot, air traffic controller, law enforcement and citizen reports of potential encounters with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) – more popularly called “drones”. The latest data cover February through September 2016. Reports […]

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    SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT REPORTS JANUARY TRAFFIC

  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017
  • NASAO Business Partner, Southwest Florida International Airport, reports that during January, 892,905 passengers traveled through the airport, a decrease of 2.8 percent compared to January 2016. The traffic leader in January was Southwest with 193,959 passengers traveling to and from […]

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    Legislators hear about important aviation issues during 5th annual Airport Awareness Day

  • Saturday, February 11, 2017
  • Washington legislators, staff members and aviation stakeholders throughout the state flocked to the Capitol Campus in Olympia on Jan. 18, to attend the 5th annual Airport Awareness Day. Over the years, the event has grown in popularity with nearly 100 […]

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    NASAO Business Partner ‘Preparing Airfields Today for a Safer Tomorrow’

  • Tuesday, February 7, 2017
  • Last month, Hi-Lite Airfield Services, one of the National Association of State Aviation Officials’ (NASAO) newest business partners, unveiled its new logo at its annual Safety Summit in Watertown, NY. John S. McNeely, Hi-Lite’s CEO said they are not only […]

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    Arkansas Governor Declares February “General Aviation Appreciation Month”

  • Tuesday, February 7, 2017
  • The Alliance for Aviation Across America applauded Governor Asa Hutchinson for declaring February 2017 “General Aviation Appreciation Month”. In Arkansas, general aviation airports support an economic value of more than $494 million annually. Mark Kimberling, President and CEO of the […]

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    NCDOT Works to Integrate Drones in Emergency Response

  • Friday, February 3, 2017
  • The N.C. Department of Transportation is exploring how to best implement unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, into future disaster relief efforts. The department’s Division of Aviation recently collaborated with nearly 50 state and local government agencies and industry researchers for […]

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    NASAO Selects John Shea to Serve as Manager of Government Relations

  • Tuesday, January 24, 2017
  • NASAO announced today that John J. Shea has been selected to join the NASAO team as Manager of Government Relations. Shea, who will start on January 25th, has several years of Hill experience, which includes work as a legislative assistant […]

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    ACS Rebrands, Offers Updated Newsletter

  • Tuesday, January 24, 2017
  • Aviation Career Services (ACS), a NASAO Business Partner, announced that they are rebranding the company and to be on the lookout for information regarding their new website, service offerings, featured job advertising opportunities and ways to connect with them that […]

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    APTech Announces New President

  • Monday, January 9, 2017
  • Applied Pavement Technology, Inc. (APTech) announced that on January 1, 2017, Katie Zimmerman turned over the day-to-day responsibilities as President to Monty Wade. After founding the company and serving 21 years as the torchbearer, Zimmerman nurtured and mentored a new […]

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    NASAO, SAJ Reach Agreement to Collaborate on Publications

  • Sunday, January 8, 2017
  • An agreement has been reached between the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) and State Aviation Journal, LLC (SAJ), to combine each organizations weekly aviation news brief into one publication. The two entities will also collaborate to produce the […]

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    Oklahoma Aeronautics Holds Drone School 101 for Law Enforcement

  • Friday, January 6, 2017
  • The public safety sector was called into class last week by the state Aeronautics Commission to decode Part 107 rules recently released by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  The tutorial, taught by Grayson Ardies, who heads up the airport division […]

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