September 19, 2008
Two years after the Cincinnati and Blue Ash mayors brokered a deal to save Cincinnati-Blue Ash Airport in southwestern Ohio, work is progressing to reconfigure the airport and build a park nearby. AOPA Vice President of Local Airport Advocacy Bill Dunn met with officials from both cities to receive an update on the project and ensure that the two-phase project maintains momentum. The city of Cincinnati applied for a $9.4 million Airport Improvement Program grant from the FAA in March and provided the engineering design for the plans. The grant is pending while the city prepares more information to send to the FAA. Read more on AOPA Online.
AOPA and the Massachusetts Airport Management Association defeat an effort to cut $34 million from the Massachusetts transportation bond bill.
Engine overhauler Penn Yan Aero announced that it is extending the warranties on overhauled and experimental aircraft engines, effective immediately.
Dinners at Waypoint Café at California's Camarillo Airport will have an outside dining option to watch airplanes and helicopters take off and land, and learn more about general aviation in the process.
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