Category Archives: Dept. of Aviation

Farmers, cities appeal Oregon airport master plan

A coalition of Oregon cities and residents is pushing back against plans to expand the Aurora State Airport south of Portland over its potential impacts to high-value farmland. The State Aviation Board met Oct. 31 to adopt findings that the airport’s 2012 master plan complies with Marion County and statewide land-use planning goals. Source: Farmers, […]
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Wilsonville likely going to court over the Aurora Airport

Wilsonville City Council gives legal staff direction to file actions that contest airport master planning. The city of Wilsonville took its most resounding legal step to contest the validity of the Aurora Airport Master Plan during a meeting Monday, Nov. 4. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Wilsonville likely going to court over the Aurora Airport

Oregon Aviation Board completes Aurora Airport planning

The board, meeting in Sunriver, voted to support the airport’s 2012 Aurora State Airport Master Plan update. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Oregon Aviation Board completes Aurora Airpor planning

To the chagrin of some Wilsonville residents, the Oregon Aviation Board completes Aurora Airport planning

Unhappy with the Oregon Department of Aviation’s decision to hold a public hearing regarding Aurora Airport planning in Sunriver, which is roughly 174 miles from their residences, Charbonneau citizens didn’t relinquish their opportunity to be heard. Source: To the chagrin of some Wilsonville residents, the Oregon Aviation Board completes Aurora Airport planning

 Aurora Airport master plan under dispute

Revelation that the plan might not have been approved could affect grant application for runway extension Source: Pamplin Media Group – Aurora Airport master plan under dispute

Aurora Airport master plan under dispute

Revelation that the plan might not have been approved could affect grant application for runway extension. The revelation that the Oregon Aviation Board might not have approved the 2012 Aurora Airport Master Plan has created another wrinkle in the ongoing dispute surrounding the potential development of a runway extension at the airport and uncertainty about […]
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Air service backers raise money to bring flights back to Salem

United Airlines and SkyWest Airlines are top prospects for returning commercial passenger flights back to Salem’s McNary Field as early as 2020. The announcement Thursday came from Brent DeHart, one of the effort’s backers who was fresh off a trip last week to Tucson, Ariz., to speed date with major U.S. airlines. The key proposed […]
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Salem passenger flight proposal gets a lift from state aviation grant

The Oregon State Aviation Board has awarded a grant of up to $500,000 to a coalition of Salem business leaders hoping to return commercial passenger flights to Seattle, San Francisco and Denver from McNary Field. The grant money awarded under the Rural Oregon Airport Relief Program, or ROAR, will pay for recruitment efforts and supplement a “revenue guarantee […]
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Group pushing for commercial air service at Salem Municipal Airport lands grant

A grant worth up to $500,000 from the Oregon Department of Aviation will help recruit an airliner and eventually market its services, the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce said Friday. The chamber said they plan to have “initial meetings” with airlines later this month. Source: Group pushing for commercial air service at Salem Municipal Airport […]
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Newport Wants To Restore Airline Service With State Grant

City officials in Newport say they’ve arranged for passenger airline flights to resume for the first time in nearly a decade. But the air service is contingent on the city getting a $500,000 grant from the Oregon Department of Aviation, through the agency’s Rural Oregon Airport Relief Program. Source: Newport Wants To Restore Airline Service With […]
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