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Some Olympics-bound planes will stop in Spokane first

Private airplanes headed for Vancouver, B.C., during the Winter Olympics next February will have to land in Spokane, Boise or Reno for a security check, a spokesman for the Transportation …


Airport may sue over work on runway

A dispute over specifications for a Spokane International Airport runway that was refurbished in 2004 could lead to a lawsuit with a local engineering firm. The problems don’t create a …


Business in brief: Southwest adds flight to Denver

Southwest Airlines will add a nonstop flight from Spokane to Denver starting Jan. 10, the airline announced Thursday. Tickets for that flight go on sale today, a company press release …


City on the road to peaceful growth

Spokane County has raised a white flag. After years spent fighting Spokane’s growing city limits, county commissioners are taking a friendlier stance on what would be the largest expansion of …


Airport getting security camera upgrade

Spokane is one of five U.S. cities whose airports will receive a major upgrade of video surveillance cameras provided by the Homeland Security Department. The Spokane International Airport will install …


Sheriff seeks jail site alternatives

The decision to expand Spokane County’s jail near downtown may be rescinded in the face of growing cost projections. Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich on Wednesday asked county commissioners to rethink their …


Sheriff urges reconsideration of downtown jail

The decision to expand Spokane County’s jail near downtown may be reversed in the face of growing cost projections.


Feds to fund security cameras at Spokane airport

Federal economic recovery funds will pay for new closed circuit television systems at Spokane International Airport designed to improve security.


Editorial: Community closer to gaining jobs at airport

Every little $300,000 helps, so even though the latest chunk of public investment falls short of what economic development specialists once hoped for, it is a welcome installment on a …


Airport gets state grant

OLYMPIA – Giving a boost to a project that could create 270 new local jobs, state officials Tuesday approved a $300,000 grant to help build a new aircraft maintenance facility …


Spokane airport revenues trail budget

Spokane International Airport revenues are running more than $2 million below budget, a shortfall airlines serving Spokane will have to cover if passenger boardings do not rebound by the end …


Industries keep eye on the future

Go West, young person. It worked for those who heeded the advice of 19th-century newspaperman Horace Greeley, and it just might work for today’s job seekers, who on the West …


Laser light flashed at plane landing in Spokane

Police are looking for the person who flashed a green laser light on a plane landing at Spokane International Airport.


Our View: Denial of airport loan strange in light of state goals

Mention the aerospace industry in Washington state, and the company that comes to mind is Boeing. But as Gov. Chris Gregoire and a host of economic development specialists around the …


Hangar project will go forward

A proposed hangar and the 266 jobs that would go with it remains a priority for Spokane International Airport, Director Neal Sealock said Friday, a day after state officials balked …


State officials reject airport’s bid for expansion loan

SEATAC, Wash. – In a decision that could jeopardize more than 200 planned jobs, state officials on Thursday rejected the Spokane airport’s request for a $6.8 million loan. It’s too …


Runway extension work begins at Spokane International

Flights in and out of Spokane International Airport will be diverted to an east-west runway until mid-September while crews begin infrastructure work that will set the stage for a 2,000-foot …


Spokane airport using backup runway

Flights at Spokane International Airport will be routed to the backup runway for the next four months as the main runway is extended.


Maintenance facility provides a lift

There were supposed to be two planes in the Cascade Aerospace USA Inc. hangar at Spokane International Airport for a Thursday afternoon dedication ceremony. But workers finished the maintenance checks …


Our View: Aerospace jobs will land amid friendly conditions

An updated analysis on the state of Washington’s aerospace industry has landed. Conclusion: still too much baggage. The Snohomish County Economic Development Council commissioned the study by Deloitte Consulting, which …


Our View: Aerospace, painting firms would be boon to region

A year ago, before anyone foresaw the depth of the coming economic plunge, a Canadian aircraft maintenance company’s planned entry into Spokane raised expectations of still more good news ahead. …


Loan could land airport business

Spokane airport officials are seeking a state loan of almost $4 million to help a Western Washington airplane painting company set up shop here. Everett-based Associated Painters Inc. would lease …


Airport receives stimulus money

Spokane International Airport will receive $18 million in federal economic stimulus money, Director Neal Sealock said Wednesday. The funds will allow the airport to accelerate projects already planned, he said, …


Passenger, cargo traffic fall at SIA

Spokane’s airport passenger and cargo traffic took sharp hits during January, based on data provided by the major air carriers.


In brief: Passengers, freight both down at airport

Spokane International Airport reported a sharp drop in business last month over December 2007. Slightly more than 126,000 passenger boardings were recorded in December, about 22,000 fewer than a year …


Ice buildup triggers airport power outage

Accumulating ice on an electrical transmission line cut power Friday to Spokane International Airport, and a portion of the airport’s backup generating system failed to deliver an emergency supply for …


Airport adds second high-capacity firetruck

A firetruck capable of extinguishing large amounts of burning jet fuel has arrived. Spokane International Airport took delivery earlier this summer of a Rosenbauer Panther firetruck that can spray 2,500 …


More passengers boarding in Spokane

Passenger numbers at Spokane International Airport continued to increase compared with 2007 even as airlines announce service cutbacks. In July, 168,844 passengers boarded planes, up 1.5 percent over July 2007. …


Firm to work on runway extension plans

The Spokane International Airport board of directors moved a major runway extension forward Wednesday with the hiring of San Francisco-based URS Engineering to complete plans for a project that could …


United Airlines to terminate daily nonstop to Chicago

United Airlines will end direct service between Spokane and Chicago on Nov. 1, a spokesman for the airline confirmed Monday. Jeff Kovich said the decision to cancel Chicago service is …