Latest Jacksonville Aviation Authority Stories

2010-01-12 12:40:00

Cecil Field airport in Jacksonville, Florida was awarded a federal license on Monday to fly commercial space vehicles being designed to ferry tourists and researchers beyond Earth's atmosphere, Reuters reported. Cecil Field has one of the biggest runways in Florida at 12,500-feet long and 200-feet wide. The Jacksonville Aviation Authority, which worked to get its commercial spaceport licensing for four years, plans to offer the runway to a range of commercial space operators including Virgin...

2008-10-02 18:00:20

By TIA MITCHELL City Council President Ronnie Fussell has promised to introduce a bill that will withhold from the Jacksonville Aviation Authority money to extend one of the runways at Craig Municipal Airport. Fussell plans to ask council members to put the $10.5 million budgeted in the capital improvement program for the runway expansion "below the line." When, or if, the Jacksonville Aviation Authority decides to proceed with extending the runway, it will have to come back to the...

2008-10-01 18:00:29

By DAVID BAUERLEIN Travelers flying out of Jacksonville International Airport could face higher parking rates as part of the Jacksonville Aviation Authority's response to a budget crunch, officials said Monday at a board meeting. And the authority might need to cut its workforce to offset the higher payments for electric bills, fuel expenses and city fees. The authority isn't keeping pace with those costs because fewer people are flying out of JIA, resulting in less revenue for the...

2008-09-24 18:00:28

By DAVID BAUERLEIN The Jacksonville City Council will face another choice tonight about the extension of a runway at Craig Airport. The Jacksonville Aviation Authority's proposed list of work to be done at its airports over the next five years contains $10.5 million for environmental studies, design and construction of a longer runway at Craig Airport in Arlington. City Councilman Bill Bishop, whose district contains neighborhoods in the vicinity of Craig Airport, said he will ask the...

2008-09-17 16:51:24

A town hall meeting Monday about the Jacksonville Aviation Authority's plan for a longer runway at Craig Municipal Airport turned out a crowd of opponents. About 170 people signed the attendance sheets for the meeting at New Covenant Ministries. Among those who spoke, the overwhelming sentiment was against a longer runway. Aviation authority officials, who sponsored the meeting, said the comments would be entered into the official record for the proposed update of a master plan for the...

2008-09-04 18:00:21

By DAVID BAUERLEIN The long-running battle over extending Craig Municipal Airport's runway is far from over. The Jacksonville Aviation Authority recently mailed out 54,000 notices to residents in the area around the airport, notifying them of a Sept. 15 town hall meeting about a master plan that features a longer runway at the Arlington airport. The aviation authority also has authorized spending $200,000 for a "cost-benefit" study of a longer runway. And the board has decided to hire...

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