Stories tagged: Spokane International Airport
THURSDAY, DEC. 16, 2010
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 …
THURSDAY, NOV. 25, 2010
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 …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 24, 2010, 4:57 P.M.
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.
THURSDAY, OCT. 21, 2010
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 …
SUNDAY, OCT. 17, 2010
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 …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 30, 2010
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 …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 23, 2010
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 …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 22, 2010, 8:38 A.M.
Spokane airport’s longer runway to open
Spokane International Airport will open its new runway extension on Thursday morning after months of major construction.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 11, 2010, 8:09 P.M.
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.
MONDAY, SEPT. 6, 2010
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 …
MONDAY, AUG. 2, 2010
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 …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 21, 2010, 3:25 P.M.
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.
SATURDAY, JULY 3, 2010
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.
FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 2010
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 …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 2010
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 …
FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 2010
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 …
SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 2010, 3 A.M.
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 …
THURSDAY, MAY 20, 2010
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 …
WEDNESDAY, MAY 19, 2010, 5:15 P.M.
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.
SATURDAY, MAY 15, 2010
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. …
THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 2010
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 …
MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2010
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 …
TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 2010, 8:50 A.M.
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.
TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 2010
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 …
MONDAY, APRIL 5, 2010, 11:43 A.M.
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 …
THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 2010
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.
THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 2010
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.
THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 2010
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 …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 2010, 3:32 P.M.
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 …
TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 2010
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 …