Oregon Bi-Partisan Leaders Push for Changes to Essential Air Service

Oregon Bi-Partisan Leaders Push for Changes to Essential Air Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, with Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR 2), are pushing the Comptroller General of the United States to consider the negative impact of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 on Klamath Falls and other rural airports in an upcoming study on reforms to the Essential Air Service program.

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Airport Reminds Drone Owners of Operating Rules

Airport Reminds Drone Owners of Operating Rules

In light of a report that a small drone was operating at the north end of the airport in the approach path of landing aircraft, the Airport would like to remind the public of the rules that have been established by the FAA to ensure the safe operations of drones around the airport.

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Airport to Receive $620k in Federal Grants

Airport to Receive $620k in Federal Grants

Washington, D.C. – Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today announced that airports in Hillsboro, Albany, Klamath Falls, Bend and Grants Pass will receive a combined $14.3 million in federal grants for facility improvements and aviation training.

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Merkley, Wyden, Walden Introduce Bill to Support Rural Air Service, Armed Forces

Merkley, Wyden, Walden Introduce Bill to Support Rural Air Service, Armed Forces

Washington, D.C. — Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden have introduced the Defending Essential Flights and Ensuring National Security Efforts (DEFENSE) Act, which would allow rural commercial airports that are also heavily utilized by the military to access critical federal support to help maintain air service. Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR 2) is introducing a companion bill in the House of Representatives.

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SkyWest Flights Delayed in 2018

SkyWest Flights Delayed in 2018

rater Lake - Klamath Regional Airport Director John Barsalou attended the Mead & Hunt Air Service Development Conference last week in Scottsdale, AZ. The conference was attended by 29 airports from 18 states across the nation as well as a representative from the Oregon Department of Aviation. Six airlines attended, offering one-on-one meetings and presentations with recent airline updates.

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Skywest has Interest in Providing Air Service to Klamath County

Skywest has Interest in Providing Air Service to Klamath County

Klamath Falls, Ore. - On September 12th, a group from Klamath Falls traveled to and met with representatives from SkyWest Airlines, based in St. George, Utah. The meeting was initiated and facilitated by Mead & Hunt, an aviation consulting group with deep experience in the Pacific Northwest’s aviation sector. At the conclusion of the meeting, SkyWest indicated an internal route analysis was needed to evaluate Klamath’s proposal, and indicated it would complete its initial feasibility assessment in the following weeks.

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