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2013-09-04 16:22:31

HOUSTON, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Houston Airport System unveiled part of its vision for the future of Ellington Airport (EFD) today, as conceptual renderings of a possible Spaceport were released to the public. The design/drawings capture various elements of the overall project, including a terminal facility, an aviation museum and the accompanying aerospace industries that would most certainly arrive should Houston become the nation's ninth licensed Spaceport....

2012-07-20 06:20:23

HOUSTON, July 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Houston Airport System celebrates two important developments that are sure to put smiles on the faces of the millions of customers who fly in and out of William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) by putting customers' needs first and sprinkling in some Texas flavor. Effective immediately, Hobby's departure-level roadway/drop-off ramp is re-opened to vehicle traffic. In a ribbon cutting ceremony, airport executives celebrated the new and improved...

2012-06-26 14:20:13

HOUSTON, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Houston Airports celebrates the completion of a major improvement for customers at William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) with the unveiling of a newly renovated baggage claim area. Hobby Airport now offers passengers more spacious baggage conveyors, upgraded lighting, new terrazzo flooring and larger restroom facilities. "We've made a commitment to the public to return our facilities to opening day fresh," said Mario Diaz, director of aviation for...

2012-04-19 07:46:19

NASA has selected DynCorp International LLC of Ft. Worth, Texas, to provide aircraft maintenance and operational support services under a contract potentially worth $176.9 million. DynCorp will perform the work at Ellington Field at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston; NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va.; NASA facilities in El Paso, Texas, and Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.; and other locations worldwide as required. The services will include support for flight operations,...

2012-03-23 03:51:03

NASA has selected four Texas companies to perform architecture and engineering services at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. This will include work at Ellington Field, the Sonny Carter Training Facility and the White Sands Test Facility in New Mexico. The four contractors selected are HDR Architecture of Dallas and three Houston-based companies: PDG Architects; Reynolds, Smith and Hills, Inc.; and URS Group, Inc. These firm-fixed-price contracts have a period of performance of...

2011-09-13 10:31:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ellington Air Cargo Facility, a property adjacent to the Ellington Air Field, is ready for development, says project director, Mark Briggs. "The Ellington Air Cargo Facility is the first of its kind in Houston," says Briggs. "Not only does it offer the lowest cargo tariff in the Houston Airport System, it also affords clients the opportunity to develop a successful build-to-suit project or lease space in the future facility steps from Ellington...

2011-06-13 15:10:00

HOUSTON, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected five firms for awards under a $400 million solicitation to perform large general construction projects. The work will be performed at NASA's Johnson Space Center, Ellington Field, the Sonny Carter Training Facility, all in Houston, and the White Sands Test Facility in New Mexico. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The five selected firms are Swinerton Builders of Arvada, Colo.; J.T. Vaughn...

2010-10-13 14:18:00

HOUSTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of business and community leaders; aviation and aerospace professionals; and students who dream of working in aerospace joined forces to roll out the red carpet for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University President Dr. John Johnson, who is exploring the possibility of naming Houston as a new campus site for the world's oldest, largest, and most prestigious university specializing in aviation and aerospace. As he stepped onto the tarmac from...

2010-02-25 15:00:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA exercised two one-year extension options with a combined value of $130 million for a contract with Computer Sciences Corporation of Fort Worth, Texas. The contract is for facilities maintenance, operations, design, construction and other work at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The options continue support under the cost-plus-award-fee, award-term facilities contract...

2009-08-25 17:19:40

NASA has awarded a follow-on contract to Computer Science Corp. of Fort Worth, Texas, to support the agency's aircraft used for astronaut training and flight research. The contract has a potential value of approximately $163 million. Work will be done under the Aircraft Maintenance and Modification Program to provide flight line, intermediate and depot level maintenance, repairs, modifications and engineering support for NASA aircraft. The aircraft are used at NASA's Johnson Space Center...