July 2008

California Airports

Fullerton Airport – City Looks at Airport Financials

Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Uses for Fullerton airport analyzed; Last general aviation airfield in the county is losing money.
By BARBARA GIASONE
The Orange County (CA) Register

FULLERTON – The Fullerton Municipal Airport — Orange County’s last general-aviation airfield — is $3.9 million in arrears for city franchise payments. Founded in 1927, the city-owned airport started paying a franchise fee in 1982 after officials determined local government was financing many airport services, including police, fire, accounting, employee recruitments and benefits and the ordering of goods.

California Airports

Yosemite International Going Green

Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Fresno airport installs 11,700 solar panels
The Associated Press

FRESNO – Officials at Yosemite International Airport are installing what they say will be the largest solar energy project at a U.S. commercial airport Under a 25-year agreement, the Fresno airport is hiring a private company to design, install and maintain 11,700 solar panels on 9.5 acres of land. That will be enough to provide 40 percent of the airport’s daily electrical needs.

California Airports

Yosemite International Going Green

Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Fresno airport installs 11,700 solar panels
The Associated Press

FRESNO – Officials at Yosemite International Airport are installing what they say will be the largest solar energy project at a U.S. commercial airport Under a 25-year agreement, the Fresno airport is hiring a private company to design, install and maintain 11,700 solar panels on 9.5 acres of land. That will be enough to provide 40 percent of the airport’s daily electrical needs.