Category Archives: Dept. of Aviation

Hearing pits residents against business interests

Hundreds show up to public hearing about Aurora Airport runway extension grant. Source: Hearing pits residents against business interests

Salem passenger flights a step closer as council OKs grant application

A coalition of business leaders pushing to bring commercial passenger flights back to Salem’s McNary Field will apply for a $500,000 state airport grant next year, one of the biggest steps in returning the service to Salem as early as 2020. Source: Salem passenger flights a step closer as council OKs grant application

Bandon State Airport receives upgrades

While some residents and visitors may be surprised to learn that Bandon has an airport, those who are intimately involved in its daily operations are as busy as ever. Source: Bandon State Airport receives upgrades | News |

What would Aurora State Airport expansion mean for Salem?

A few years ago, an Alaska Airlines plane bound for Portland International Airport was forced to reroute due to a storm in Portland and landed at Salem Municipal Airport. It highlighted a need. Source: What would Aurora State Airport expansion mean for Salem?

Aurora Airport dispute to be mediated

Legislative board shelves decision on runway extension; Wilsonville does not support development at airport Source: Aurora Airport dispute to be mediated

Airport grant worries farmland preservationists

Opponents of a runway expansion at Oregon’s Aurora State Airport worry a $33.3 million federal grant application may lead to more development on farmland. Farmer Mike Iverson grows fresh market vegetables along both sides of the Aurora State Airport, so a prospective runway expansion makes him nervous for several reasons. Source: Airport grant worries farmland […]
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Hobby Field Airport, Creswell, receives grant for new taxiway

Hobby Field Airport in Creswell, one of the state’s busiest little airports, needs a new taxiway. On Friday, U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Springfield, announced that the airport will get a $200,000 federal grant to get the first part of the project underway. Source: Hobby Field Airport, Creswell, receives grant for new taxiway – News – […]
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Wilsonville contests airport extension

Oregon requests federal grant for Aurora runway that would allow larger planes to land. The Oregon Department of Aviation is once again pushing for funding to build an extension of the Aurora Airport runway and the City of Wilsonville is once again objecting to the effort. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Wilsonville contests airport extension

Report: Local economy does not support scheduled air flights

Without demand to fill planes, service is not feasible. The Grant County area does not have the population, employment and income levels needed to support regularly scheduled passenger service at Grant County Regional Airport. That’s the conclusion of a recent report on rural airport services presented at the Grant County Court’s Feb. 14 meeting. The […]
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CL Airport town hall launches study 

The Port of Cascade Locks has announced a town hall about the current feasibility study underway regarding the state-owned airport in Cascade Locks. The port, in partnership with the Oregon Department of Aviation and the Governor’s Office, is undertaking a comprehensive study of the airport to help determine the effective and efficient use of the […]
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