George Mason University published a survey studying “the Economic Impact of Private and Sport Aviation.” Adding good economic data about contributions to the national economy is a useful goal. Using the data collected for other purposes would seem disingenuous.Read More
A few salient conclusions on airport economics from analyses written by Oxford Economics, MIT, UNC, the Global Trade Review, other experts and critics.
The Wyoming Department of Transportation made a proposal to contract with airlines to provide regular service to airports in the state. WYDOT’s idea is to start entering capacity purchase agreements, which would give the entity commissioning the contract more control than by offering revenue guarantees alone.
If IDOT’s RFI process is successful, Chicago’s long-term aviation status will be preserved. IDOT is doing the right thing and is doing so on a timely basis.
The quick demise of two successful airport businesses confirms that the airport will not last until 2028, the date that the City “promised” to keep its hated airport open.
Before investing in a Rikers Island terminal and runway for LGA, an intense study of arrival and departure patterns should be completed.
The letter from Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on the DEN Metroplex noise impact may get the fleeting attention of the FAA, but it provides the FAA with no substantive guidance among difficult alternatives.
The attractive aspects of airport growth also entail problems. The momentum for any method of adding or repurposing aviation facilities must involve national leadership and local loyalty.