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July 02, 2012
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The latest edition of the State Aviation Journal is available for viewing online.
Featured in this issue is coverage of AAAE’s Annual Conference in Phoenix, Bonnie Allin, Tucson Airport Authority President and CEO, Will Plentl’s departure at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, Air Race Classic 2012, and much more.
Read more: State Aviation Journal

Dan Burkhart, NBAA Regional Rep, Set to Retire
Business aviation veteran Dan Burkhart, who joined the IMG_0404edit.JPGNational Business Aviation Association (NBAA) in 1998 to create NBAA’s Regional Program, will retire from his post as the director of regional representatives for the organization, effective July 6th.
Read more: State Aviation Journal

NBAA Selects Stacy Howard to Represent Western Region
Stacy Howard has been selected by the National BusinessIMG_9131edit.jpg Aviation Association (NBAA) as their new Western Regional Representative, replacing Dan Burkhart who is retiring on July 6. Along with Arizona, the region includes Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada and New Mexico.
Read more: Arizona Aviation Journal



Salina ARFF Station Fully Operational

Salina Airport Authority firefighters have been eager to move into their new building since the board approved its construction last September. The 10,000-square-foot Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Facility (ARFF) was fully operational as of June 18. The facility was paid for by a Federal Aviation Administration Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant for $1.982 million. The airport’s 20 percent local match came to just more than $500,000.

Oklahoma Commission Approves $1.3 Million in Grants NASAO3_001edita.jpg
The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission (OAC) recently approved state funding totaling $1.3 million for several airport projects across the state as part of its Capital Improvement Program.
Read more: State Aviation Journal


Outagamie County Regional Airport pursues new GA terminal
Plans to build a new general aviation terminal away from the main terminal and control tower at Outagamie County Regional Airport are preparing for takeoff. The environmentally friendly facility, will include geothermal heating and rooftop solar.
Read more: Appleton Post-Crescent

The PHX Sky Train™ First to Ride High Over Taxiway
The PHX Sky Train™ became the first transit system in the world to cross an active taxiway. This is yet another major milestone for the PHX Sky Train™ project as it took its first official ride on the bridge over taxiway “R” while aircraft passed underneath the span.
Read more: State Aviation Journal

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