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Council approves airway zones

Spokane city leaders got a mixed message this week from landowners opposing stricter development rules near the Spokane International Airport. On one hand, developers argued for more freedom to build …


No Spokane cancellations from Southwest incident

None of the 79 airplanes Southwest Airlines pulled from service Saturday flew routes to or from Spokane, said Spokane International Airport spokesman Todd Woodard. Still, passengers in Spokane were experiencing …


City plans land-use changes for West Plains

Spokane officials are crafting new land-use rules for the West Plains in hopes of protecting the future of Spokane International Airport. On Jan. 1, Spokane will annex 10 square miles …


City foresees energy district

The potential for an energy-based development district around the Waste-to-Energy Plant could be compromised if the facility is not reclassified as an alternative-energy provider, Spokane officials said Wednesday. Mayor Mary …


Editorial: Overpaying fire districts doesn’t serve taxpayers

When a significant West Plains annexation agreement was reached a year and a half ago, Spokane Mayor Mary Verner hailed it as a sign of improved intergovernmental cooperation. Indeed, the …


Mobile home will help fire department serve West Plains

Spokane’s first fire station on the West Plains won’t be the usual classy brick structure typical of the city’s other 14 stations. It will be a double-wide mobile home.


Air traffic control tower named for WWII veteran, FAA retiree

There apparently is only one federal air traffic control tower named for anyone, and Spokane has it. By act of Congress, the tower at Spokane International Airport was named for …


New airport director confirmed

Spokane County commissioners join Spokane City Council in approving new director of Spokane International Airport.


Airport another step closer to a new director

The Spokane International Airport is one vote away from having a new director.


Board picks Krauter as airport director

The Spokane International Airport board of directors Wednesday recommended Larry Krauter be made the facility’s next executive director. The nomination of Krauter, interim executive director of the Lehigh Valley Airport …


Caldwell: Cultural healing in business takes time

New runways, tarmacs, rental car facilities and other improvements will have cost Spokane International Airport more than $100 million by the time the dust settles in 2013. Now, for a …


Work relocates Fairchild tankers

Don’t be surprised to see U.S. Air Force jets sharing the runway at Spokane International Airport. Eight aerial refueling tankers will be temporarily based at Spokane International this year while …


Three finalists for airport director named

Spokane International Airport will have a new director by March 1, and improved traffic flow sometime in 2012, if events follow timelines discussed Wednesday by airport board members. These are …


Western Aviation to service Felts Field

A longtime tenant of Felts Field will take over responsibility for fueling planes, and plans to add other services under a contract approved Wednesday by the Spokane International Airport board …


Area travelers opt out of protest

Delays at the Spokane airport as well as nationally were minimal Wednesday despite a planned national protest of heightened airport security measures. “It would have taken longer to protest than …


Spokane, U.S. airports don’t see anticipated delays

Delays at the Spokane airport as well as nationally were minimal today despite a planned national protest of heightened airport security measures.


Airport directors OK budget on same fees

Spokane International Airport directors unanimously voted Wednesday to pass along a proposed $60.3 million budget to Spokane County and the city of Spokane for approval. The 2011 budget, split into …


Airport director wants revitalization of Felts Field

Ryland P. “Skip” Davis, interim director of Spokane International Airport, said he wants to launch an effort this year to revitalize Felts Field Airport. The plan would hinge on landing …


Airport control tower naming closer

Spokane International Airport’s control tower would be named for one of the facility’s former controllers, World War II veteran Ray Daves, under a bill that passed the House of Representatives …


Completed extension will expand airport’s capability

Spokane International Airport will open its new runway extension this morning after months of major construction. The improved runway is now 11,000 feet long, up from the old length of …


Spokane airport’s longer runway to open

Spokane International Airport will open its new runway extension on Thursday morning after months of major construction.


Passenger pulled off flight for having fake hand grenade

An Air Force captain was pulled off a Horizon flight at Spokane International Airport this morning after baggage screeners found a replica hand grenade in his checked suitcase.


Getting There: New airport art lets imagination take flight

The newest installation of public art at Spokane International Airport is described as “a flock of alluring, complex, three-dimensional floating shapes.” Spokane Arts Director Karen Mobley goes on to say …


Runway work gives airport a lift

Workers this week are expected to finish pouring concrete for the $30 million extension of the main runway at Spokane International Airport. The new 11,000-foot runway won’t be opened to …


Retired Providence chief put up to pilot Spokane Airport

Spokane International Airport directors today nominated former Providence Health Care chief executive Ryland “Skip” Davis to be interim manager.


Sealock to step down as director of airport

Spokane International Airport Director Neal Sealock has submitted his resignation, effective July 21. Sealock said he wants to spend more time with his family and pursue a doctoral degree.


Jet painters’ hangar coming along

Associated Painters, one of Spokane International Airport’s major new tenants, is about half done building its new aircraft painting hangar. The Everett-based firm is building the 41,000-square-foot airplane painting facility …


Airport to pay Spokane Airways over condemnation

Spokane International Airport will pay almost one-third of the cost of settling a lawsuit brought by the owners of Spokane Airways. The $1.8 million deal was approved Tuesday by Spokane …


Business in brief: Airport reaches condemnation deal

The Spokane Airport Board has approved a draft settlement with Spokane Airways, but attorneys said final terms will not be ready until the proposal is submitted next week to the …


Spokane airport awaits body scanner

By late summer, travelers flying out of Spokane International Airport may be more conscious of their underwear, but the tradeoff could be increased safety. That’s when Spokane is expected to …