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Airport training recognized

Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport was recently recognized by the American Association of Airport Executives for excellence in airport training completed in 2016. Airport Operations Supervisors Addison Barbeau and Carson Stroud and Operations Manager Ricky Rushing received awards for completing extensive operations training in areas including aircraft rescue and firefighting, security, customer service, and Federal Aviation Administration-required recurrent training. Airport employees complete ...

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Tom Henderson certified

Tom Henderson, PE, CM, Neel-Schaffer Inc.’s aviation discipline leader, is now a Certified Member of the American Association of Airport Executives. The certification will help Henderson and Neel-Schaffer provide better planning, engineering, and construction services for their airport clients across Mississippi and the Southeast. The exam covered four modules that are essential to the operation of all airports: Finance and ...

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Views differ on how friendly skies will be without air control towers

The head of the Mississippi Airports Association insists the federal budget cutting responsible for closing air control towers at five of Mississippi’s regional airports won’t jeopardize flight safety. On the other hand, the Federal Aviation Administration concluded in a 1990 study that the risk of a mid-air collision is three times greater around airports without control towers than around those ...

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Closings of 7 airport towers in state may become permanent

Jackson’s Hawkins Field air traffic control tower and six other 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 to accommodate the fiscal sequester of $86 billion for the remainder of 2013. In addition to Hawkins (HKS), Mississippi airports on the list are ...

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