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October 08, 2012
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Idaho
Transportation Department Launches Free Airport Directory App – First in the Country

Pilots can now access Idaho’s Airport Facility Directory through a mobile application, created by the Idaho Transportation Department. The new iPad app provides visual flight rules and diagrams for 134 Idaho airports and aviation facilities. ITD employees created the app to allow for more convenience for the state’s pilots.

Read more: AASHTO Journal

Ogrodzinski Among Those to be Honored by NAASalt_Lake_45edit3.jpg

The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) announced the recipients of the 2012 Wesley L. McDonaldDistinguished Statesman of Aviation Awards. Henry Ogrodzinski, Keith Ferris, Dick Koenig, Christopher Kraft and Dr. Irving Statler will be honored at the NAA Fall Awards Banquet on Tuesday, November 13 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia.

Read more: State Aviation Journal

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ERAM continues to undergo critical failures

The $2.4 billion En Route Automation Modernization air traffic control modernization software project has continued to experience critical system failures–so much so that the Federal Aviation Administration has made moves to extend the life of a backup system originally meant for only temporary deployment.

Read more: Fierce Government

Kansas
Rooks County Regional Airport Dedicated

The new Rooks County Regional Airport opened in April. It’s the first new airport built in Kansas since 1989. And that calls for a big celebration.

Read more: Hays Post

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