Posted on October 9, 2020 by iwano@_84
An American Airlines flight takes off Palm Springs International Airport, November 19, 2019. (Photo: Jay Calderon/The Desert Sun)
More improvements are coming to the Palm Springs International Airport.
On Thursday, the Palm Springs City Council unanimously approved an amendment to the airport concession lease agreement and concept designs related to a demonstration garden and future turf conversion projects.
An extension of the concessions agreement with Paradies Shops, which has operated at the airport since 1999, will be in effect through April 2023, according to the city.
It will include a $512,000 investment from Paradies to improve food and bar spaces with proposed concepts such as Santa Rosa Kitchen and Spirits, PSP Coffee House and The Wine Bar at PSP in lieu of the 12th Fairway, Starbucks and California Vintage.
Approving the amendment will allow Paradies to begin working on design plans, acquiring equipment and hiring staff in
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Posted on October 2, 2020 by iwano@_84
The current design of the airport is functional for small aircrafts that can seat up to six passengers.
The city has three development options to upgrade the airport. The first would cost approximately $4.4 million and would require the city to acquire nearby land. City costs for that option would be about $300,000 due to the availability of state and federal funds.
Option one would include shortening the usable length of the runways, from about 3,700 feet to 3,300 feet and redeveloping current hangers and terminals to bring the airport into safety compliance with the FAA.
“This is the safety and compliance option,” said Watson. “It does not impact any surrounding roads, it does not impact any surrounding residential property. Overall, of the options, this is the least impactful option.”
While this option is the most inexpensive and least disruptive to residents and nearby homes, it would decrease the usable
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Posted on October 1, 2020 by iwano@_84
Portage residents gathered just outside an aircraft hanger at the Portage Municipal Airport Tuesday to hear the city’s plan to upgrade aspects of the airport to make it safer and more usable.
Portage resident David Tesch reviews plans the city and TKDA Engineering provided for updates and safety upgrades to the Portage Municipal Airport on Tuesday.
Portage Municipal Airport needs upgrades to qualify for federal funds and meet potential needs of businesses and recreational aviators, according to findings from a 2018 study.
The city, along with TKDA Engineering out of Downers Grove, Illinois, presented the findings of a use study and plans to upgrade the airport at 1011 Silver Lake Drive, to residents in a public meeting Tuesday night. About 15 people attended including Mayor Rick Dodd.
The use study was conducted
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Posted on September 23, 2020 by iwano@_84
Some Airport Vision Committee members now want to recant their vote recommending airside improvements at Aspen’s airport based on supposedly new information.
The first bit of new info is a quote from a Mitsubishi PR guy on the CRJ-700’s remaining design life. He isn’t exactly an authoritative source. Mitsubishi bought the CRJ “product line” for the maintenance network that it plans to use to service other aircraft. It doesn’t manufacture the 700 and is new to maintaining them. The plane is old for its type. Inefficiency, increased repair costs, and customer resistance are all pressing the airlines to switch to younger, more efficient, cheaper-to-fly aircraft. As they switch, which they’re still doing, pilot union contracts require them to mothball a 700 for each new regional jet they buy. The 700 is going away. Don’t take it from me; watch the Board of County Commissioners Sept. 9 work session video
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