Alliance for Aviation Across America Statement on Legislation to Protect Funding of Our Air Transportation System
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Chairman of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, introduced H.R. 1108, a bill to insulate the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) from a government shutdown through access to the Airport and Airways Trust Fund. In response, Selena Shilad, Executive Director of the Alliance for Aviation Across America released […]
Small Airports, Big Impact on State’s Economy
If you think about airports with a large economic impact, places like Greensboro, Raleigh and Charlotte come to mind. The state’s 72 publicly owned airports has a total economic impact of $52 billion Smaller airports contributes millions to that amount Airports have a significant impact on larger cities and smaller cities But the state’s smaller […]
General Aviation at Small and Mid-Size Airports Is Saving Lives in Alabama
As a combat veteran in the Navy’s En Route Care program, an air transport nurse for Duke and Vanderbilt’s Life Flight networks, I can attest firsthand to the life-saving impact of smaller aircraft, or general aviation. That’s why I’m proud to be part of a program at the University of Alabama in Huntsville that starting […]
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The Williamsport Regional Airport is back up to two flights per day after a winter directive from American Airlines limited the airport to one flight daily due to congestion in Philadelphia throughout the holiday season. “That’s over with. As of today, we’re back at two,” Executive Director Thomas Hart said Thursday. In April, the airport […]