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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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    The AOPA Air Safety Institute and You – How Collaboration Can Help General Aviation Safety

  • Tuesday, January 3, 2017
  • Arkansas Department of Aeronautics Selects ASI You are probably familiar with the AOPA Air Safety Institute. After all, we’ve been working together for decades to promote general aviation safety in your states through in-person seminars and Flight Instructor Refresher Courses […]

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    ASA Invites State Director Participation

  • Sunday, January 1, 2017
  • Invitation Aviation Directors

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    Working Group on Improving Air Service to Small Communities Announced

  • Thursday, December 22, 2016
  • U.S. Department of Transportation Acting Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs Jenny T. Rosenberg announced recently the members of the new Working Group on Improving Air Service to Small Communities.  The Working Group will consist of 25 stakeholders involved […]

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    Oklahoma’s Energy Lobby Gets Schooled at Drones 101 Class

  • Thursday, December 22, 2016
  • The energy lobby and friends from the utility sector were called into class recently by the state Aeronautics Commission to decode Part 107 rules recently released by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  The class, taught by Grayson Ardies, who heads […]

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    U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces $300 Million for University Transportation Center Grants

  • Monday, December 5, 2016
  • U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced today $300.3 million in grants to 32 University Transportation Centers (UTCs) to advance research and education programs that address critical transportation challenges facing our nation.  The announcement includes awards of up to $72.5 million […]

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    Aviation Enthusiasts to Weigh In on Proposed Washington State Aviation License Plate

  • Monday, November 21, 2016
  • A special license plate recognizing aviation could be a new option for Washington state vehicle owners if a proposal for the plate is approved by the state Legislature. The Washington State Aviation License Plate, sponsored by the Washington State Department […]

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    Kansas UAS program tests drones for bridge, tower inspections

  • Monday, November 14, 2016
  • The new Kansas Unmanned Aerial Systems program started test flights last Friday to find ways to use drones for bridge and tower inspections. “Our Aviation and Bridge inspection teams are doing great work in testing drones to enhance both the […]

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    Airport Solutions Group, LLC Newest NASAO Business Partner

  • Monday, November 14, 2016
  • Airport Solutions Group (ASG) is the newest member of the NASAO Business Partner family. ASG provides airport development services and aviation business solutions for clients across the U.S. Their team is dedicated solely to designing and managing projects involving aviation […]

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    FAA Issues Part 107 Waivers, Airspace Authorizations

  • Wednesday, October 26, 2016
  • The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) began issuing Part 107 waivers and airspace authorizations to drone operators starting August 29, 2016, the effective date of the new rule.  As of October 24, 2016, the agency has approved 81 authorizations for flights […]

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    NASAO Selects Kimberling as President & CEO

  • Monday, October 24, 2016
  • The National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) announced today that Mark Kimberling has been named the new President and CEO of the 85-year-old organization. “I congratulate Mark on his selection as the next President/CEO of NASAO. Mark has the […]

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    Whether you are a state aviation official, staff member or a Friend of NASAO, there are opportunities for you to become more involved with NASAO through participation on one of our many Committees. See a complete list of opportunities and let us know where you would like to be involved. More
    NASAO is one of the most senior aviation organizations in the United States, predating even the Federal Aviation Administration’s predecessor, the Civil Aeronautics Authority. The states first established NASAO to ensure uniformity of safety measures, to standardize airport regulations and develop a truly national air transportation system responsive to local, state, and regional needs. More
    NASAO holds two formal conferences each year – our Annual Convention and Trade Show, typically held in September and a Washington Legislative Conference held in the nation’s Capital during the February/March timeframe. NASAO also has a presence at EAA’s AirVenture, held each year in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in late July. Whether you are looking to attend an interesting, informative and relevant conference or would like to exhibit or sponsor an event, let us know. More
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