January 2008

California Airports

Castle Airport – New Passenger Terminal Planned

New terminal is arriving at Castle Airport this summer
By CORINNE REILLY
THE MERCED (CA) SUN-STAR

ATWATER — A new passenger terminal will be up and running at Castle Airport by June, officials said Tuesday. But whether Castle can attract a passenger airline to use the terminal remains up in the air. The Merced County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to spend $775,000 on the small, two-gate modular terminal building. A Baltimore-based company, Williams Scotsman Inc., will design the movable terminal, build it off-site and then install it. That process should take less than five months, said John Fowler, the county’s economic development director. A state grant the county won in 2006 will pay for the project. “This is an important step for Castle,” county spokeswoman Katie Albertson said.

California Airports

Castle Airport – New Passenger Terminal Planned

New terminal is arriving at Castle Airport this summer
By CORINNE REILLY
THE MERCED (CA) SUN-STAR

ATWATER — A new passenger terminal will be up and running at Castle Airport by June, officials said Tuesday. But whether Castle can attract a passenger airline to use the terminal remains up in the air. The Merced County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to spend $775,000 on the small, two-gate modular terminal building. A Baltimore-based company, Williams Scotsman Inc., will design the movable terminal, build it off-site and then install it. That process should take less than five months, said John Fowler, the county’s economic development director. A state grant the county won in 2006 will pay for the project. “This is an important step for Castle,” county spokeswoman Katie Albertson said.

Aviation Regulation

Runway Marking For GA Airports Proposed

On Dec. 28 the FAA released a proposed change to Advisory Circular150/5340-1J, Standard Airport Markings. The updated AC would require all 567 airports certificated under Part 139, not just the 75 large air carrier airports that are already affected, to install surface-painted holding position signs and enhanced taxiway centerlines. The AC would also apply to all airports receiving federal funds under the Airport Grant Assistance and the Passenger Facility Charge programs. Public comments on the proposal are due by Feb. 26, and airports would have one year from the date of the final rule to comply.

Aviation Regulation

Runway Marking For GA Airports Proposed

On Dec. 28 the FAA released a proposed change to Advisory Circular150/5340-1J, Standard Airport Markings. The updated AC would require all 567 airports certificated under Part 139, not just the 75 large air carrier airports that are already affected, to install surface-painted holding position signs and enhanced taxiway centerlines. The AC would also apply to all airports receiving federal funds under the Airport Grant Assistance and the Passenger Facility Charge programs. Public comments on the proposal are due by Feb. 26, and airports would have one year from the date of the final rule to comply.

Aviation Interest

Inyokern Airport – Expansion

Expansion, new officers on the horizon at Inyokern Airport
Friday, January 11, 2008
BY RUTH JUSTIS
The Inyokern (CA) Daily Independent

Exciting things are happening at the Indian Wells Valley Airport. The office building has been remodeled and refinished, with new flooring, paint, stucco, and the addition of a break room ? not quite complete. ?It?s a pleasure to work here,? said Administrative Assistant Sue Turner. ?People drop by who haven?t been here in years and are amazed at the changes.?