Posts Tagged ‘aviation’

March 15, 2013- Chuck McIntosh

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Expert again warns city of dropping traffic at airport

TUPELO — An airline industry expert has renewed warnings to Tupelo officials that the local airport could lose federal subsidies if the number of commercial air travelers remains low. The comments from Mike Mooney of Sixel Consulting Group came during a meeting that gave stakeholders in the Tupelo Regional Airport a chance to get a […] [...]

Navy awards $71M contract for more unmanned helicopters

MOSS POINT — The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a contract valued at more than $71 million to produce six additional next-generation Fire Scout unmanned helicopters. The Navy plans to purchase a total of 30 aircraft under a rapid development effort. Northrop Grumman is currently under contract to produce 14 Fire Scouts that […] [...]

FAA spending cuts has airport towers closing next month

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Seven air traffic control towers in Mississippi are among 173 scheduled to be closed nationwide in early April, as the Federal Aviation Administration shuts off funding for those services. The shutdowns are part of the FAA’s move to reduce spending by $600 million under automatic federal budget cuts known as sequestration. They […] [...]

L-3 Vertex wins U.S. Army aviation contract

MADISON — A Madison, Miss., company has a $48.2 million Army contract for aviation maintenance. A Pentagon news release said L-3 Vertex Aerospace LLC is to do the work by July 28 in Savannah, Ga.; Fort Bragg, N.C.; and Fort Campbell, Ky. The statement says the U.S. Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., solicited […] [...]

Airport control towers facing shutdown from budget cuts

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Automatic federal budget cuts could shut down control towers at as many as seven Mississippi airports. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood warned of the closing of 100 airport towers at airports that have 150,000 flights or fewer each year if automatic federal spending cuts take effect March 1. The Federal Aviation Administration […] [...]

Northrop Grumman delivers unmanned aircraft to military

MOSS POINT ­ — Northrop Grumman Corp. has delivered 2 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft to the U.S. Air Force earlier than expected. Company officials told The Mississippi Press both aircraft were delivered ahead of schedule in late November. Northrop Grumman builds fuselages for the Global Hawks and other aircraft at its 70-employee Unmanned Systems Center […] [...]

Airport leaders ask judge to toss discrimination lawsuit

TUPELO — Tupelo Regional Airport officials have asked a federal judge in Oxford to throw out a job discrimination lawsuit. The lawsuit filed by former airport executive director Terry Anderson is scheduled for trial on April 8. WTVA-TV in Tupelo reports the airport board argues it had legitimate reasons to fire Anderson in December of […] [...]

Silver Airways flights finally added to Delta’s website

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Silver Airways flights to three Mississippi cities now appear on Delta Air Lines’ website, and programmers are working to include flights to Greenville. Steve Bennett, a spokesman for Silver Airways Corp. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., said the changes were made by Thursday. Silver began flying from Atlanta to Greenville, Hattiesburg, Meridian and […] [...]

Governor’s son opens new aviation museum

VICKSBURG — The Southern Heritage Air Foundation Museum held its grand opening over the weekend at the Vicksburg-Tallulah Regional Airport in Mound, La. The museum will be open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and at other times by appointment. The museum is closed on major holidays. “The inspiration for this museum […] [...]

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