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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 …


OK expected for airport, Cascade plan

A Canadian aircraft maintenance company could employ almost 140 next February if the state of Washington comes through with $2 million to modernize a Spokane International Airport hangar. Within three …


Airport panel OKs bond sale

A $20 million overhaul of rental car operations at Spokane International Airport will increase capacity 30 percent by November, project manager Teresa Eckard said Wednesday. Although some preliminary work has …


No fix in sight for snarls on Flint near airport

The intersection of U.S. Highway 2 and Flint Road has some safety issues, but there are no immediate plans to improve it. More people are driving through the intersection on …