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Wednesday, January 23, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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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 …


Spokane airport ranks second for on-time departure

Spokane International Airport had the second-best on-time departure record among all U.S. airports in 2009, according to Airports Council International. Only Portland International Airport had a better record, airport Manager …


Spokane airport ranks second for on-time departures

Spokane International Airport had the second-best on-time departure record among all U.S. airports in 2009, according to Airports Council International.


Work begins on hangar

The groundbreaking Friday for an Associated Painters hangar fulfilled a vision President Rod Friese said he has nurtured since he and wife, Dawn, purchased the Everett company 15 years ago. …


Claim against airport submitted to mediator

Spokane International Airport and the parent of Spokane Airways have agreed to submit a three-year-old dispute to Seattle-based mediator Tom Harris. RMA Inc. sued the airport for improperly condemning six …


Work extends runway, expands flight options

Construction crews are back at work at Spokane International Airport this month on a multi-year program to upgrade runways, aprons and taxiways. The largest project is a 2,000-foot extension of …


Southwest canceling more flights this morning

Southwest Airlines canceled five flights into and out of Spokane this morning after visibility conditions dropped for use of the cross-wind runway at Spokane International Airport.


Flights canceled by work, weather

A combination of snow and runway construction Monday forced Southwest Airlines to cancel six flights into and out of Spokane International Airport because its pilots lack certification to land on …


Combined factors lead Southwest to cancel flights

Six Southwest Airlines flights into and out of Spokane International Airport this morning were canceled after a combination of poor visibility and construction forced the airline to not land in …


Airport company will stay but limit services to fuel

Felts Field Aviation Inc. will provide fuel service at Felts Field, the general aviation airport in Spokane Valley, for another year.


Air passengers face new explosives test

Get ready for the bomb swab. The Transportation Security Administration announced Wednesday that passengers at Spokane International Airport can expect new security measures on their way to departing flights.


Felts Field operator since 1976 to quit

Felts Field Aviation Inc. will cease most operations at Spokane’s general aviation airport by April 1. In a statement released Wednesday, the company said it has been unable to negotiate …


TSA using hand swabs to test for explosives

Get ready for the bomb swab. The Transportation Security Administration announced Wednesday that passengers at Spokane International Airport can expect new safety measures while attempting to get through security on …


In brief: Gunman fires shots into apartment

Police continue to search for a gunman who fired a shot through an apartment wall Saturday in Spokane Valley that struck the metal post of the bed where a 3-year-old …


Garco to build new painting hangar

Garco Construction will begin work next month on a hangar at Spokane International Airport big enough to accommodate two 737 aircraft in need of a tune-up and paint job. The …


New 787 Dreamliner touches down in Spokane

A Boeing 787 touched down at Spokane International Airport briefly Monday, airport spokesman Todd Woodard said.


Airport razing of buildings triggers claims

Spokane Airways will file claims Monday against Spokane International Airport, Spokane County and the city of Spokane for between $4 million and $8 million, attorney Bill Symmes Sr. said Friday. …


Stimulus paves the way

For Spokane International Airport Director Neal Sealock, a Wednesday afternoon news conference showcased a rebuilt tarmac. For Sen. Patty Murray, “It was nice to be standing on some economic recovery …