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Wednesday, January 23, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Fed Ex plane lands safely after fire reported in the cargo hold

A Fed Ex DC-10 that took off from the Spokane International Airport Friday evening en route to Memphis, Tenn., turned back over Idaho when an alarm alerted the crew to …


Exotic Metals Forming Co. opening plant in Airway Heights

An aerospace company that manufactures parts for the aviation industry announced Thursday that it will bring a 150,000-square-foot plant to Airway Heights employing up to 150 people once it begins …


Getting There: TSA boss touts PreCheck screening program

The head of the U.S. Transportation Security Administration visited his officers at Spokane International Airport on Wednesday and used the occasion to promote the agency’s PreCheck program for passengers wanting …


Spokane airport sees flights drop in 2013; planes stay full

Spokane International Airport saw a small decrease in the number of passengers flying out of the city last year, but the decline may be due to cutbacks by airlines. Aircraft …


State pitches Spokane as site for Boeing 777X work

OLYMPIA – State to Boeing: How about building your new plane in Spokane? Low labor costs and short commute times mean the aerospace giant should consider building its newest jetliner …


Flight makes emergency landing at GEG after toddler suffers allergic reaction

A Delta flight from Vancouver, B.C., was forced to land in Spokane when a young child on board had an allergic reaction. The girl is recovering.


Spokane Fantasy Flight takes kids on journey to North Pole

When Emily Anne Benjamin, 9, flew over the Arctic on her way to Spokane from Germany last Saturday, she spotted blinking red lights and a polar bear. It disappeared in …


Spokane airport step closer to drawing maintenance facility

Spokane County commissioners moved one step closer on Tuesday to drawing a jetliner maintenance company to Spokane International Airport. The commissioners are poised to issue $19 million in tax-exempt bonds …


ATS considers leasing facility at Spokane airport for expansion of Boeing jetliner maintenance

Spokane International Airport is on the verge of landing a new employer that specializes in maintenance of Boeing jetliners. But it would need new facilities, and local officials are preparing …


Medical Examiner identifies teen who died on flight

Zachary Bisiar, 16, died of a rare disease during a flight from Seattle to Atlanta diverted to Spokane on Saturday, the Spokane County Medical Examiner reported.


Delta Air Lines flight forced to land when teenage passenger dies

A Delta flight from Seattle to Atlanta was forced to land in Spokane after a 16-year-old passenger suddenly died.


Mayor David Condon’s Airport Board nominee withdraws

A businessman nominated for a seat on the Spokane Airport Board has withdrawn after questions arose over his $1,800 contribution to Mayor David Condon’s 2015 re-election campaign just a day …


Getting There: Spokane airport buys land near future runway

Spokane International Airport is expanding its land holdings to the southwest with the acquisition of 844 acres of unimproved land off the end of a future runway. Louisa Mager of …


Getting There: STA to launch bus clad in stars and stripes

Spokane Transit Authority is celebrating Veterans Day today in the best way it knows how: rolling out a new version of the red, white and blue bus. “This was initiated …


Record snowfall recorded Tuesday in Spokane

The National Weather Service reports 1.9 inches of snow fell Tuesday at Spokane International Airport. That total broke a daily record set in 1947. Wet and dreary conditions are expected …


Getting There: Airport Drive has new walking trail, landscaping

The drive into Spokane International Airport has become much greener in the past two years. The airport is in the middle of a three-year effort to install huge new beds …


Getting There: Spokane will host forum on coal port

The coal terminal debate returns to Spokane on Sept. 25, when three government agencies will host a scoping meeting for an environmental impact statement on a proposed coal port at …


Getting There: Spokane airport to offer quicker screenings

Spokane International Airport is among 60 airports around the country that will offer an expedited passenger screening process for pre-approved travelers. The U.S. Transportation Security Administration announced last week a …


TSA offers assistance to passengers during screening process

Jose Gutierrez, a blind U.S. Army veteran from Puerto Rico, didn’t worry about getting through airport security during a visit to Spokane last month. He took advantage of a special …


Getting There: FAA grant will fund new airport fire station

Spokane International Airport last week announced it has received a $7 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to build a new aircraft rescue and firefighting facility. The grant comes …


Getting There: Spokane Airport offering patrons air mile rewards

Frequent fliers in the Inland Northwest can now bump up their airline mileage accounts by joining Spokane International Airport’s new customer rewards program. Airport officials last week announced that enrolled …


Spokane Airport dedicates snow-removal facility

Even though temperatures were in the 80s on Wednesday, Spokane International Airport officials were talking about snow. The airport hosted a dedication ceremony for its new $7.5 million snow-removal facility.


Spokane Airport taxiways being rebuilt

Spokane International Airport taxiways are being rebuilt over the next two years, in part to give arriving planes quicker access to terminals. The work on the $15.7 million project starts …


Crews respond to mock air disaster

Steady rain and a southwest wind Thursday gave a feel of reality to a mock airplane accident at Spokane International Airport. “It’s a miserable day, but that’s when these things …


Spokane airport might add terminal if growth continues

A new airport costing $250 million or more might be in the region’s future, a 20-year master plan for Spokane International Airport says. But Airport Director and CEO Larry Krauter …


Clark: Volunteer shows true hospitality

Tom Summerson, aka “Mr. Hospitality,” credits a “love of aviation” when I ask what motivated him to become an award-winning champion for Spokane. Uh-uh.


Getting There: Airport bringing new plan to public

Growth at Spokane International Airport for the next 20 years is going to be guided by a new master plan, which the public can weigh in on this week. Airport …


Cargo pilot who overshot Spokane airport convicted of flying while intoxicated

A cargo pilot who overshot the Spokane airport by 50 miles last year, then lined up on the wrong runway during his approach, has been convicted in federal court of …


Spokane Airports leading legal challenge against FAA closures

Spokane Airports is at the forefront of an expanding legal challenge to the Federal Aviation Administration’s decision to close the Felts Field air control tower and 148 others at small …


Local air traffic operations face cuts

Federal budget cuts that went into effect last week could result in closure of the Felts Field air traffic control tower and elimination of the tower night shift at Spokane …