July 2013

California Airports

Airline Service Increases at Fresno Yosemite Int’l Airport

fresnoMore passengers than ever are flocking to the Fresno Yosemite International Airport. The airport is enjoying a boom in passengers and they said 50% of flyers are business and the other half are leisure.

Passenger levels have increased significantly over the first six months this year. The months of January, March and May were all up from last year by 11% and June had the second highest passenger count ever with more than 130,000 passengers. The airport attributes the boost to various factors.

Aviation Interest

CAMP PENDLETON EXERCISE

CANCELLEDEffective 27-30 JULY 2013 – During July 2013, the Department of the Navy will conduct an amphibious operations training exercise along the shoreline and within facilities associated with Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California.  This exercise is essential to train Navy and Marine Corps units in planning, coordination and execution of amphibious landings and sea-to-shore operations. The exercises will include intensive, hazardous military aviation, and ground fire activities to include artillery live fire.

Aviation Interest

CAMP PENDLETON EXERCISE

CANCELLEDEffective 27-30 JULY 2013 – During July 2013, the Department of the Navy will conduct an amphibious operations training exercise along the shoreline and within facilities associated with Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California.  This exercise is essential to train Navy and Marine Corps units in planning, coordination and execution of amphibious landings and sea-to-shore operations. The exercises will include intensive, hazardous military aviation, and ground fire activities to include artillery live fire.

California Airports

Chico Airport Fire Station Downsized

– CHICO – The Chico Fire Department folded the engine company at Fire Station 3 in order to deal with a $1.3 million budget cut it was directed to make as the city grapples with a $4.8 million deficit. Commercial flights not affected because one fire officer will be there

The fire company at the Chico Municipal Airport is closed as of 8 a.m. today, Fire Chief James Beery announced Monday afternoon. The closure will not disrupt commercial flights, however, as a Federal Aviation Administration-certified fire officer will be assigned to the station, thus meeting FAA requirements.

California Airports

Chico Airport Fire Station Downsized

– CHICO – The Chico Fire Department folded the engine company at Fire Station 3 in order to deal with a $1.3 million budget cut it was directed to make as the city grapples with a $4.8 million deficit. Commercial flights not affected because one fire officer will be there

The fire company at the Chico Municipal Airport is closed as of 8 a.m. today, Fire Chief James Beery announced Monday afternoon. The closure will not disrupt commercial flights, however, as a Federal Aviation Administration-certified fire officer will be assigned to the station, thus meeting FAA requirements.