• March 2017 Reporting Points

    During this past February, U.S. military aviation units converged on the Salina Regional Airport and the Smoky Hill Weapons Range for two weeks of intense training during a Jaded Thunder exercise. Over 30 aircraft and 1,300 personnel participated in the event. Jaded Thunder resulted in a $3.4 million, direct economic impact on Salina. Military units leased 163,062 SF of hangar space, purchased over 400,000 gallons of jet fuel, occupied 818 hotels rooms and leased 140 rental cars. Over 15 local vendors provided goods and services in support of Jaded Thunder.

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  • Jaded Thunder Benefits Salina

    The recently completed Jaded Thunder military training exercise made an estimated direct $3,437,600 impact on the Salina economy. The exercise attracted 1,300 members of the United States military to Salina for two weeks of training. Over 30 military aircraft from across the country used the Salina Regional Airport during the event that occurred at the Smoky Hill Weapons Range which is located to the southwest of the Salina Airport.

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  • November 2016 Reporting Points

    Holiday travel to and from Salina has become easier with nonstop flights to and from the Denver International Airport on Great Lakes Airlines. Remember to make reservations early in order to get the best fares and schedules. Your local travel agent can make booking a flights and other accommodations an easy task.

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  • OCCK Provides Public Transportation to/from Salina Regional Airport

    OCCK will be providing a new transportation option for people using the Salina Regional Airport. Effective November 7th, a daily Monday through Friday shuttle service will pick up passengers within the city limits of Salina and deliver them to the airport to catch the afternoon flight to Denver. A daily shuttle will also be available for passengers disembarking the afternoon flight from Denver.

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  • September 2016 Reporting Points

    A large crowd gathered at the Salina Regional Airport's M.J. Kennedy Air Terminal on September 8, 2016 to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the devastating terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001. Representatives of the Salina Airport Authority, Great Lakes Airlines, the Transportation Security Administration, Salina Police Department, Salina Fire Department and Kansas Highway Patrol gathered to remember the victims and heroes of 9/11.

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  • July 2016 Reporting Points

    Great Lakes Airlines has brought the Denver International Airport (DEN), www.flydenver.com, closer to Salina and North Central Kansas residents. With a 1 hour and 15 minute, nonstop flight Salina passengers arrive at the nation's 5th busiest commercial airport. DEN offers travelers connections to 1,550 daily scheduled flights to more than 180 nonstop destinations. DEN is an exceptional connecting hub that offers travelers the best in food service, shopping and amenities while at the airport.

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  • Great Lakes Airlines Announces Salina to Denver Fare

    Great Lakes Airlines now offers a $148 round trip fare for flights between the Salina Regional Airport and the Denver International Airport. The new fare makes a flight to Denver far more attractive than a long drive to the Mile High City.

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  • May 2016 Reporting Points

    Finally, on June 15 Great Lakes Airlines will start nonstop flights to the Denver International Airport from the Salina Regional Airport in the airline's 30 passenger Embraer Brasilia regional aircraft. The flights will connect Salina area residents, businesses, medical facilities, nonprofits and universities to one of the nation's top air carrier hubs. That means nonstop connections to over 180 destinations. Great Lakes is a United Airlines codeshare partner and also has interline agreements with American and Delta. This all adds up to greater ease and comfort in scheduling air travel to and from Salina.

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  • Denver Flights Start on June 15th

    Salina, KS (May 13, 2016) -Great Lakes Airlines will start nonstop flights from the Salina Regional Airport to the Denver International Airport on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) announced the start of Denver flights this morning during a ribbon cutting opening of the newly remodeled passenger screening area at the Airport's M. J. Kennedy Air Terminal.

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  • March 2016 Reporting Points

    Over 100 businesses and organizations now occupy the 4,200 acres once occupied by the former Schilling Air Force Base. Schilling closed in 1965 and Salina has successfully transformed the base into a vibrant regional airport and industrial center. Today, Salina Regional Airport and Airport Industrial Center employers account for 12% of total Saline County employment. Over 3,588 people work at the Airport and Airport Industrial Center and total payroll exceeds $141.5 million.

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  • February 2016 Reporting Points

    On April 1 Great Lakes Airlines will start nonstop flights to the Denver International Airport from the Salina Regional Airport in the airline's 30 passenger Embraer Brasilia regional aircraft. The flights will connect Salina area residents, businesses, medical facilities and universities to one of the nation's top air carrier hubs. That means nonstop connections to over 180 destinations. Great Lakes is a United codeshare partner and also has interline agreements with American and Delta. This all adds up to greater ease and comfort in scheduling air travel to and from Salina.

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  • Great Lakes Selected for Salina, KS Flights

    The U.S. Department of Transportation has selected Great Lakes Airlines to provide Essential Air Service Program flights from the Salina Regional Airport to the Denver International Airport. Great Lakes will provide Salina area residents and businesses with nonstop service in a 30 seat Embraer Brasilia regional airliner. The new flights are scheduled to start on April 1, 2016.

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  • December 2015 Reporting Points

    K-State's UAS program has achieved another historic milestone in becoming the nation's first, FAA approved UAS flight training program. For over 50 years K-State Polytechnic has been a national leader in training professional fixed wing and helicopter pilots. Now the college can offer students and industry a complete range of manned and unmanned aircraft training opportunities.

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  • October 2015 Reporting Points

    On Saturday, November 7, 2015, 10:00 AM at hangar 409 Schilling Aviation Services (SAS) will host a pilots' meeting that will feature a briefing from Kansas Air National Guard personnel. All pilots who operate in the KSLN area should be familiar with the airspace and operations of the weapons range. Range personnel will offer advice and tips on how to safely fly the area encompassed by range restricted and military airspace.

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  • September 2015 Reporting Points

    Schilling Aviation Services (SAS) has successfully reached and passed the one year in business milestone. Congratulations to owners Bob and Janet Pahls. SAS offers a full range of airframe and power plant maintenance services.

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  • August 2015 Reporting Points

    The Salina Airport Authority has benefited from the excellent performance of three K-State Salina airport management interns. Over the summer months; Scott McDonald, Zackary Dahl and Josh Sellards have taken on responsibilities and tasks that have touched every aspect of airport operations, safety, security, maintenance, special events, finance and marketing.

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  • C-47 stops in Salina before beginning 'Warplanes to Siberia' trek

    As America's Fuel Stop, Salina hosts a number of historical aircraft and today a veteran of D-Day lifted off on her way to Great Falls, Mont.

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  • June 2015 Reporting Points

    Kansas Erosion Products is the newest business at the Salina Airport Industrial Center and has moved into the Airport Authority's building B1021.

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  • FHSU to complete economic impact study of airport, airport industrial center

    The Salina Airport Authority has contracted with the Fort Hays State University Docking Institute of Public Affairs to complete an economic impact study report.

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  • May 2015 Reporting Points

    Salina's support has been rewarded by the recent announcement that K-State is a member of the prestigious FAA Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems.

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  • April 2015 Reporting Points

    This month I had the pleasure of meeting members of the Santa Fe Trail Association who attended an association workshop here in Salina. The association is dedicated to preserving the history of the Santa Fe Trail which was one of our nation's first routes that supported western expansion.

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  • KDOT to unveil Kansas Aviation Portal at K-State Salina

    The Kansas Department of Transportation Aviation Division will be at Kansas State University Salina on Friday, April 10, to announce the new Kansas Aviation Portal.

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  • February 2015 Reporting Points

    Following the announcement that Schilling Air Force Base would be closed, the Schilling Development Council was established and started the process of adopting a reuse plan to aid in Salina's economic recovery.

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  • Kansas State University Salina becomes first entity in country to receive statewide access for flight operations of small unmanned aircraft systems

    Kansas State University Salina reached a national milestone in the unmanned aircraft systems industry, becoming the first entity in the country to receive approval from the Federal Aviation Administration, for statewide access during flight operations.

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  • Senators host Kansas Aviation Legislation roundtable

    Kansas Senators Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran hosted the Kansas Association of Airports Federal Legislative Issues Roundtable, Feb. 9 at the K-State Salina campus.

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  • Sen. Moran to host Aviation Roundtable in Salina

    U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), a member of the Commerce Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security, today announced he will host an aviation roundtable to discuss a number of Kansas aviation priorities for 2015, 10:30 a.m., Monday, February 9 at the Kansas State University Salina College Center (2310 Centennial Rd).

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  • February 2015 Pilots Club Coffee

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  • January 2015 Reporting Points

    Veris Technologies is the newest business at the Salina Airport Industrial Center and recently opened the firm's newly constructed factory, R&D center and offices.

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  • Prime real estate at premier location available now

    Industry leaders and entrepreneurs know Salina is an ideal place to set up shop or expand and grow their business.

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  • Rogers presented board resolution for 30 years of service

    It was a rare scene at the regular meeting of the Salina Airport Authority board of directors as executive director Tim Rogers, A.A.E. was taken by surprise with an addition to the agenda.

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  • KWU football player selected as airport PR intern

    The Salina Airport Authority welcomed Daniel Moss of San Diego, Calif. as the Spring 2015 public relations intern.

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  • 2014 Holiday Reporting Points

    In 1970 The Schwan Food Company ran an ad in the Wall Street Journal with the simple headline "Wanted: Frozen Pizza Manufacturer."

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  • Candy Canes and Airplanes: Don't miss Santa!

    'Twas a few weeks before Christmas, and all over the tarmac, Not a creature was stirring, not even a Wildcat; The Guard had their Blackhawks ready and prepared, Knowing that St. Nicholas was on his way there.

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  • Plenty of Fun and Games at Candy Canes and Airplanes

    You better watch out, You better not shout, You better not cry, I'm telling you why, Santa Claus is flying in now!

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  • Candy Canes and Airplanes: Santa to temporarily base out of SLN, party planned

    Ol' Saint Nick is inviting all the good girls and boys to fly, drive, walk or runto Candy Canes and Airplanes, Dec. 6 at the Salina Regional Airport's Hangar 600 located at 2720 Arnold. Doors open at 1, Santa arrives at 2:15 p.m.

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  • October 2014 Reporting Points

    Bruce Boyle has managed the Salina Regional Airport's air traffic control tower for 16 years and will retire as Salina's ATCT manager this November. We owe Bruce our gratitude for 16 years of excellence in air traffic control and tower management.

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  • Pardon our noise, it's the sound of freedom: Jaded Thunder returns to Salina

    More than 1,000 militarypersonnel are set to converge on Salina and the surrounding area next week though the end of the month to participate in the joint-service exercise, Jaded Thunder.

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  • September 2014 Reporting Points

    Hangar 959 at the KSLN Aviation Service Center is back in service. The hangar had been vacant for 31 months before a lease with the Bombardier Flight Test Center was approved on September 2, 2014.

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  • August 2014 Reporting Points

    KDOT Secretary Mike King understands that transportation infrastructure is critical to economic development throughout Kansas. Secretary King awarded a $350,000 T-WORKS economic development grant to the Salina Airport Authority as a part of a project to prepare Hangar 959 for use by the Bombardier Flight Test Center.

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  • Airport Authority approves Bombardier lease

    During a special board meeting, the Salina Airport Authority Board of Directors approved a lease agreement with Bombardier Flight Test Center for a portion of Hangar 959, commonly known as "Big Bertha."

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  • Salina Public Entities to hold Schilling Project public update

    SALINA, Kan. (August 20, 2014)- The Salina Public Entities will hold a Schilling Project public update at the group's regularly scheduled monthly meeting, Friday, August 22 at 9 a.m. in room 105 of the City-County Building.

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  • Road Construction Notice

    APAC- Kansas Inc, Shears Division, Salina Branch, under contract with the City of Salina will be performing street construction on General Jim Rd from Arnold Ave. to Scanlan Ave, and on Arnold Ave. from Bailey Rd to General Jim Rd, and on Bailey Rd from Arnold Ave. to Centennial Rd.

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  • Kansas Aviation Expo 2014, Fly Kansas Air Tour to stop in Salina

    This year's Expo will feature a week's worth of events, including the Fly Kansas AirTour, two around the world pilots and business seminars.

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  • July 2014 Reporting Points

    The Salina Airport Authority joins Salina and Saline County residents in welcoming all military units and civilian organizations in our community for this week's Vigilant Guard 2014 disaster exercise.

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  • KDOT Aviation director to speak at Pilots Club Coffee

    The Salina Airport Authority is pleased to host Jesse Romo, director of the Kansas Department of Transportation Division of Aviation at the August KSLN Pilots Club Coffee, Saturday, Aug. 16 at 9 a.m. at the M.J. Kennedy Air Terminal.

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  • Large-scale disaster exercise will test state emergency response

    Multiple major disasters are poised to pummel Salina. Disasters that will require response not only from local agencies, but also from the state, the Kansas National Guard, other states and federal entities.

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  • IEDC wraps up economic development study

    Jeffrey Finkle, CEcD, president and CEO and Tye Libby, special projects coordinator for the International Economic Development Council, held a series of meetings this week and conducted phone interviews in the previous weeks as a part of an economic development study.

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  • IEDC holds series of meetings to complete study

    The City of Salina, Saline County, Salina Area Chamber of Commerce and Salina Airport Authority have partnered on a $19,193 contract with the International Economic Development Council to complete a study and make recommendations on how Salina and Saline County can best be served by economic development projects.

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  • Avflight offers fuel discount to AirVenture 2014 attendees

    Stop at Avflight Salina on your way to/from AirVenture 2014 and receive a $0.10/gallon discount on full-service purchases.

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  • June 2014 Reporting Points

    Units of the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command recently completed a training exercise at the Salina Regional Airport.

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  • Eco-Devo working group to hold public meeting, webinar

    An economic development webinar and open meeting has been rescheduled. The Salina Economic Development working group will hold a public meeting Wednesday, July 2 at 2 p.m. at the Fitzpatrick Auditorium in the Sams Hall of Fine Arts building at Kansas Wesleyan University.

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  • 108th AASF #2 personnel to speak at KSLN Pilots Club Coffee

    Please join Airport Authority staff and special guest speaker CW4 Jason Garr, of the 108th Army Aviation Support Facility #2 for the June Pilots Club Coffee, Saturday, June 28 at 9 a.m. at the M.J. Kennedy Air Terminal (3237 Arnold Ave.). Enjoy coffee and donuts and register to win a flight voucher from SeaPort Airlines or free fuel from Avflight Salina!

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  • Eco-Devo working group to hold public meeting, webinar

    The Salina Economic Development working group will hold a public meeting Tuesday, July 1 at 10 a.m. at the Fitzpatrick Auditorium at Kansas Wesleyan University.

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  • Military presence important in Salina, Saline County

    The 1-108th and the Army Aviation Support Facility # 2 located at the Salina Regional Airport in Salina, Kansas, will be integrating new aircraft into their fleet, replacing approximately 80 percent of their current fleet of helicopters with the latest model.

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  • May Reporting Points

    The Salina Public Entities - the City of Salina, USD 305, Kansas State University Salina and the Salina Airport Authority - have made significant progress implementing the terms of the Consent Decree that details and funds the first phase of environmental cleanup at the former Schilling Air Force Base.

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  • Airport Authority congratulates K-State Flight team on prestigious award

    The Salina Airport Authority extends its congratulations to the K-State Salina Flight team for being awarded the Loening Trophy at the National Intercollegiate Flying Association's SAFECON National Championship earlier this month.

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  • Kansas Freight Advisory Committee meets in Salina

    Kansas Department of Transportation Secretary Mike King brought the Kansas Freight Advisory Committee to Salina, May 21.

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  • KDOC, consultants tour Salina

    Tim Rogers, A.A.E, Salina Airport Authority executive director leads a tour of consultants and members of the Kansas Department of Commerce through the airport's Hangar 600, May 14.

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  • April 2014 Reporting Points

    The Salina Airport Authority is nearing completion of an updated 20-year master plan for the continued growth and development of the Salina Regional Airport. The plan has been prepared by the airport planning and consulting firm, Coffman Associates in partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration and Kansas Department of Transportation. The plan provides details that support a multiyear capital improvement plan that maintains the Salina Regional Airport as a vital part of the nation's air transportation system and network of public use airports.

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  • Salina among airports recognized for training excellence

    The Salina Regional Airport is among the 90 airports the American Association of Airport Executives has recognized with an ANTN Digicast Excellence in Airport Training award for training completed in calendar year 2013.

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  • March 2014 Reporting Points

    Job and payroll growth at the Salina Regional Airport and Airport Industrial Center is occurring as evident by the number of new leases already approved by the Airport Authority and new construction that is underway.

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  • Dragun Corp. to begin site work in Schilling investigation

    In August 2013, the City of Salina, on behalf of the Salina Airport Authority, Salina Unified School District 305, and K-State Salina, formally retained Dragun Corporation to take the initial steps of cleanup of soil and groundwater contamination at and around the former Schilling Air Force Base.

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  • Airport Authority selects Jviation for taxiway project

    The Salina Airport Authority announced the selection of Jviation, a planning design, and construction administration firm, to design scheduled improvements to Taxiways Bravo and Echo.

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  • February 2014 Reporting Points

    Members of U.S. aviation military units know the Salina Regional Airport as forward operating location (FOL) Salina. Aviation units can base aircraft and personnel at the Airport and access the adjacent Smoky Hill Weapons Range for critical unit readiness training. Easy access to the Range, excellent hangars and ample aircraft parking areas make FOL Salina a preferred choice for military units needing a training venue.

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  • Sens. Roberts and Moran Introduce Legislation to Support Small Aircraft Pilots, Urge FAA to Act

    U.S. Senators Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today, along with U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-Ark.), introduced the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act, which requires the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to reform general aviation medical standards to maintain safety while supporting capable pilots and sustaining economic growth in the industry.

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  • Sens. Roberts and Moran Introduce Legislation to Support Small Aircraft Pilots, Urge FAA to Act

    U.S. Senators Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today, along with U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-Ark.), introduced the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act, which requires the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to reform general aviation medical standards to maintain safety while supporting capable pilots and sustaining economic growth in the industry.

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  • February 2014 Reporting Points

    Members of U.S. aviation military units know the Salina Regional Airport as forward operating location (FOL) Salina. Aviation units can base aircraft and personnel at the Airport and access the adjacent Smoky Hill Weapons Range for critical unit readiness training. Easy access to the Range, excellent hangars and ample aircraft parking areas make FOL Salina a preferred choice for military units needing a training venue.

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  • January 2014 Reporting Points from the Salina Airport Authority

    Three new aviation businesses have 2014 off to a good start for the Salina Regional Airport. Avflight Salina, TDM Aero Tek and Sojka Aviation are welcomed additions to the KSLN flightline. Avflight Salina's FBO services are second to none nationally. Avflight's commitment to customer service only enhances KSLN's reputation as "America's Fuel Stop."

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  • Avflight to host KSLN Pilots Club Coffee

    The Winter KSLN Pilots Club Coffee (formerly known as the Airport Users Breakfast) will be held Saturday, Feb. 1 at 9 a.m. at Avflight South (Hangar 409).

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  • Avflight to open operations at KSLN

    SALINA, Kan. (December 19, 2013) - The Salina Regional Airport will ring in the New Year with a new FBO on the airfield. Avflight Corporation will join KSLN family beginning January 1.

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  • Holiday 2013 Reporting Points

    In November, Veris Technologies purchased an 8.55 acre development lot at the Salina Airport Industrial Center and will construct a new 12,032-square-foot building that will accommodate the company's growth. Veris is the world leader in soil management and mapping. Founded in 1996, Veris equipment is now being used in 40 states and 25 foreign countries.

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  • Candy Canes and Airplanes: Santa visits the Salina Regional Airport, scheduled to meet with local children

    The Salina Airport has seen its share of special guests. Everyone from Aerosmith to Sarah Palin has been through "America's Fuel Stop," but this week's special guest has caused more excitement than the usual rock stars, assorted actors and famed politicians.

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  • Plenty of Fun and Games at Candy Canes and Airplanes

    You better watch out, You better not shout, You better not cry, I'm telling you why, Santa Claus is flying in now!

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  • Salina Public Entities to hold public meeting regarding environmental cleanup

    The Salina Public Entities - City of Salina, Salina Airport Authority, Salina Unified School District 305 and Kansas State University Salina - are scheduled to hold a public meeting to discuss the status of the former Schilling Air Force Base environmental cleanup project on November 20, 2013 at 6 p.m. at the K-State University Salina, College Center Conference Room.

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  • Candy Canes and Airplanes: Santa to temporarily base out of SLN, party planned

    Ol' Saint Nick is inviting all the good girls and boys to fly, drive, walk or run to Candy Canes and Airplanes, Dec. 7 at the Salina Regional Airport's Hangar 600 located at 2720 Arnold. Doors open at 1, Santa arrives at 2:15 p.m.

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  • October 2013 Reporting Points

    SeaPort Airlines has made a significant investment in our community by upgrading to the Amadeus Altea reservations system. The upgrade will offer Salina and Saline County travelers more convenience and options when booking flights out of the Salina Regional Airport. The airline's investment is a demonstration of its confidence that the Salina air service market can rebound to previous high levels of passenger enplanements.

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  • FAA selects K-State Salina to test certification standard for unmanned aircraft systems

    The Federal Aviation Administration is turning to Kansas State University Salina to test certification standards for small unmanned aircraft systems, or UAS.

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  • Women in Aviation to hold Airplane Wash & Wax

    It's that time of year, when Women in Aviation Salina Chapter holds their annual Airplane Wash and Wax!

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  • Waters True Value to relocate corporate offices to Salina Airport Industrial Center

    The Salina Airport Authority is pleased to welcome the corporate offices of Waters True Value, Inc. to the Salina Airport Industrial Center.

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  • August 2013 Reporting Points from the Salina Airport Authority

    The Salina Airport Authority was created in 1965 by the City of Salina in the wake of the closure of the former Schilling Air Force Base. The base closure was an economic crisis for our community and the Airport Authority has been a key factor in the successful conversion of the former base into the vibrant Salina Regional Airport and Airport Industrial Center. Today 65 businesses and organizations employ over 3,000 workers at an annual payroll in excess of $125 million at what is now viewed as one of the most successful base closures in the nation.

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  • Area personnel to participate in emergency exercise

    A multi-agency emergency training exercise called "Crash Site" will be conducted at the Salina Regional Airport and the local area, September 19.

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  • Reminder: Quarterly Airport Users Breakfast Saturday

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  • Airport to begin taxiway construction, tenants invited to pre-construction meeting Friday

    Salina Regional Airport tenants are invited to a meeting to discuss airport construction Friday, September 6 at 2 p.m. at the Salina Airport Authority's Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Station located at 2040 Beechcraft Rd.

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  • Registration now open for Consortium for Kansas Unmanned Systems

    The Kansas Unmanned Systems Conference will be held in Manhattan, Kansas on October 14th, 15th, and 16th. Registration for the event is now open. We think that you will find the conference to be an interesting venue with topics focused on policy, airspace, applications and industry areas of interest, applicable at the local, state, regional, national and international levels.

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  • July 2013 Reporting Points

    The growth of aviation and aerospace jobs at the Salina Regional Airport would not be possible without support from federal, state and local partners. The entire Kansas Congressional delegation works diligently to make sure that federal laws and regulations support aviation industry growth. Governor Sam Brownback has attended aerospace trade shows and met with major MRO employers to promote Kansas as a good state to locate aviation manufacturing, supply chain operations and MRO facilities. The City of Salina and Saline County have adopted favorable local incentives for new and growing aerospace firms.

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  • Agricultural flight demonstration highlights benefits, economic impact of unmanned aircraft

    Unmanned aircraft systems will have a significant impact on Kansas' precision agriculture industry and overall economy, according to elected officials, academics and industry leaders speaking at a UAS flight demonstration at Crisis City in Salina, July 2.

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  • June 2013 Reporting Points

    The Salina Regional Airport's FAA contract tower recorded 92,499 total operations over the past 12 months. An impressive number, but it is even more impressive to realize the various types of aviation activity and flights that add up to 92,499 takeoffs and landings.

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  • Congress signals strong support for keeping contract towers open & operational

    The U.S. Contract Tower Association, an affiliate organization of the American Association of Airport Executives, today commended leaders and members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees for approving dedicated funding to keep 251 contract towers across the country open and operational beyond September 30 and throughout the upcoming fiscal year.

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  • Chamber, Airport to host FTZ workshop

    Businesses and communities are invited to attend a Foreign Trade Zone workshop, hosted by the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce and Salina Airport Authority, on Thursday, June 20.

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  • May 2013 Reporting Points

    Led by the Peggy and Steve Fossett Foundation's $1 million challenge grant, donor support for the construction and endowed operations of Wings Over Salina is gaining momentum every day. It is encouraging to receive gifts from local, national and international donors who recognize the value of constructing Wings Over Salina and offering visitors of all ages the chance to experience aviation history.

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  • US forces to train in Salina area

    Salina residents are accustomed to the sight and sounds of Canadian F-18 Hornets training in the area, but this June they may notice a more familiar flag as the U.S. military takes advantage of Salina's location to train members of our own armed forces.

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  • Range personnel to present pilot safety briefing

    Representatives from the Smoky Hill Air National Guard Weapons Range are slated to present a pilot safety briefing, Thursday, June 6 at the Salina Airport Authority's Hangar 600 (2720 Arnold Ave.) at 4:30 p.m.

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  • April 2013 Reporting Points from the Salina Airport Authority

    The Salina Regional Airport has benefited from the excellent work performance of our three K-State Salina airport management interns. Nicole Lordemann, Matt Hamlett and Gregory Fotovich have completed high level management tasks that have touched every aspect of airport operations, safety, security, finance, marketing and public relations. Key projects completed by the trio include a revised KSLN Airfield Operations Area access training program, preparing lease agreements, business jet marketing (KSLN is "America's Fuel Stop"), airport master plan update support, budget preparation, a Part 139 airport certification inspection, T-hangar development, facility and building management and airfield construction.

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  • K-State Tradition: Community invited to annual K-State Salina Open House

    The community will find many fan favorites as well as several new activities when they celebrate 150 years of Kansas State University history and tradition at K-State Salina's annual Open House, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 20.

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  • March 2013 Reporting Points

    This past month U.S. Senator Jerry Moran demonstrated his commitment to aviation safety for both Kansas and the United States.

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  • MRO space available now

    Currently, four facilities perfectly suited for maintenance repair and overhaul totaling 280,000 square feet of space are available for immediate lease and occupancy at the Salina Regional Airport.

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  • SAA announces new slate of officers, committee assignments

    The Salina Airport Authority announced the 2013- 2014 slate of board officers and committee assignments, today at the annual meeting.

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  • Jim Tullis to receive Master Pilot Award

    Please join us as we honor Jim Tullis and his 50 years of flight excellence when he is presented with the FAA Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award, Saturday, March 30 at 10 a.m. at the M.J. Kennedy Air Terminal.

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  • Airport Users Breakfast

    Please join Salina Airport Authority staff for pancakes and sausage Saturday, March 16 at 8 a.m. at the KSLN Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Station located at 2040 Beechcraft Rd.

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  • Kansas to see major economic impact from unmanned aerial systems industry

    U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), a member of the Senate Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Caucus, today announced that Kansas is one of the top ten states predicted to see enormous economic and job creation impact as production of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) increase.

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  • January 2013 Reporting Points

    I have three numbers for your consideration - 97,338; 2,594,049 and 105,826. These 2012 totals represent significant growth at the Salina Regional Airport and Salina Airport Industrial Center.

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  • Vortex announces building expansion

    Salina Vortex announces its plans to add approximately 64,000 square feet to its headquarters in Salina, KS.

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  • February 2013 Reporting Points

    I continue to be impressed by the capabilities and expertise for UAS research, development, training and operations found at our State's three major universities. Kansas State University has become a leader in training operators of unmanned aircraft and systems. The K-State Salina program uses a hands-on approach for learning and attaining the skills need to safely operate and manage remotely piloted aircraft.

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  • Salina manufacturer to add 3 dozen jobs

    ElDorado National Kansas Inc. has purchased the bus operations of a California company and will move the assets to its Salina facility. The move will create thirty six new manufacturing jobs in Salina.

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  • Holiday 2012 Reporting Points

    The past year was highlighted by the passing of several milestones that set the tone for a successful 2013 for both the Salina Regional Airport and Salina Airport Industrial Center.

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  • Salina Public Entities announce settlement in environmental cleanup

    The Salina Public entities, made up of the City of Salina, Salina Airport Authority, USD 305 and Kansas State University, held a press conference announcing their boards will be considering a Consent Decree with the United States of America settling claims associated with environmental contamination at the former Schilling Air Force Base, today at the M.J. Kennedy Air Terminal.

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  • Salina Public Entities to hold press conference; Discuss settlement negotiations

    The Salina Airport Authority, City of Salina, USD 305 and Kansas State University will hold a joint press conference tomorrow Thursday, Dec. 13 at 10 a.m. at the M.J. Kennedy Air Terminal to discuss settlement negotiations with the United States of America concerning environmental cleanup at the former Schilling Air Force Base.

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  • Pardon our noise, it's the sound of freedom

    Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! Okay it's a plane. A Canadian F-18 Hornet to be more precise. Salina residents have become more accustomed to the sounds of freedom and our neighbors to the north are feeling more at home as the Salina Regional Airport is now a regular forward operating location for the Canadian Army and Air Force.

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  • Plenty of Fun and Games at Candy Canes & Airplanes

    You better watch out, You better not shout, You better not cry, I'm telling you why, Santa Claus is flying in now!

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  • Kamp Kringle to base at KSLN for holiday season

    Ol' Saint Nick is inviting all the good girls and boys to fly, drive, walk or run to Candy Canes and Airplanes, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. at the Salina Regional Airport's Hangar 600 located at 2720 Arnold.

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  • Flight to assist Aurora shooting victims stops at Salina

    Teens-In-Flight, a Florida based nonprofit organization, plans to stop at the Salina Regional Airport this Friday around five p.m. before flying to their final destination, Aurora, Colorado on Saturday.

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  • August 2012 Reporting Points

    This past week the Salina Airport Authority board of directors approved a contract with Coffman Associates of Kansas City for an airport master plan update.

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  • Tischlerei - Fine Woodworking set to Open

    Tischlerei - Fine Woodworking is nearing the end of phase 1 construction activities in preparation for grand opening of the custom cabinetry and millwork company. Tischlerei, which roughly translates to woodworking shop in German, specializes in residential and commercial applications and is well known for monumental architectural millwork projects throughout the world.

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  • Salina Regional Airport Master Planning Set

    The Salina Airport Authority has approved a short-, medium- and long-range master planning process for the Salina Regional Airport. In action today, the board of directors accepted a grant agreement from the Federal Aviation Administration for $475,182 to cover 90 percent of the project's cost.

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  • Salina Regional Airport Name Adopted

    From now on the public airport serving Salina, Saline County and the surrounding 22 Kansas counties will be known as the Salina Regional Airport. The Salina Airport Authority renamed the airport, formerly known as Salina Municipal Airport, to reflect the airport's growing influence on business and commerce in North Central Kansas.

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  • New CAVICE Venture Focuses on Ice Protection for UAS

    CAV Ice Protection has launched an engineering consulting organization specifically dedicated to providing ice protection expertise and counsel to manufacturers and operators of remotely piloted vehicles.

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  • July 2012 Reporting Points

    Since July 15, 1966, the Salina Airport Authority has operated the former Schilling AFB airfield as the Salina Municipal Airport. Since 1966, the Salina Airport's role has changed significantly.

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  • Unmanned aircraft system demonstration to take place at the Salina Military Affairs Council luncheon

    Kansas State University Salina is hosting the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Council Quarterly Luncheon, Thursday, July 19, and plans to provide the public with a demonstration of their unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

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  • Airport Users Breakfast

    Please join Salina Airport Authority staff for pancakes and sausage Saturday, July 21 at 8 a.m. at the new KSLN Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Station located at 2040 Beechcraft Rd.

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  • Wings of Freedom brings past to SLN

    A sight seldom seen since the 1940's, the Wings of Freedom tour is scheduled to stop Salina with circa WWII aircraft including the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress "Nine O Nine" Heavy Bomber, Consolidated B-24 Liberator "Witchcraft" Heavy Bomber and P-51 Mustang, July 11 to 13.

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  • June 2012 Reporting Points

    For over five years the Salina Airport Authority, Kansas State University and the State of Kansas have actively supported the growth and development of the unmanned aerial systems industry in the state.

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  • Deep freeze in Salina, Kansas

    Cryogens, such as dry ice and liquid nitrogen, are used in a number of ways on our aircraft during DC3. They are used for sampling air with our instruments as well as for keeping some heat sensitive equipment cold during operation.

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  • May 2012 Reporting Points

    June 30 marks the end of Dennis Kuhlman's 15-year tenure as the CEO/Dean for the Kansas State University Salina campus.

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  • DC3, a special presentation at the Smoky Hill Museum

    It's a bird? It's a plane? No, it's ... super planes! Three tricked-out research aircraft to be exact. Salina is serving as the base location for the three research aircraft and the project operations center for the Deep Convective Clouds and Chemistry experiment, also known as DC3.

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  • Calling all science teachers: DC3 to host teachers workshop

    The Deep Convective Clouds & Chemistry (DC3) project will be offering a unique opportunity for science teachers in the Salina-area to learn how to incorporate atmospheric field projects into their classroom to teach climate science and meteorology.

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  • Flying high: K-State Salina flight team lands in top 10

    There's no place like home for Kansas State University Salina's Flight Team, which earned a seventh place finish in a national flight competition that the campus hosted. The National Intercollegiate Flying Association's National Safety And Flight Evaluation Conference, or SAFECON, and competition was May 14-19 at the Salina Municipal Airport. Twenty-eight teams from schools across the country participated.

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  • Safety First: Student pilots from around the country compete in Salina

    Pilots from collegiate aviation programs around the country will test their skill and compete to be named the National Top Pilot during SAFECON 2012, hosted by Kansas State University Salina and held at Salina Municipal Airport.

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  • Verna M. Fitzsimmons named CEO and Dean of Kansas State University Salina

    As an interim dean, industrial engineer Verna M. Fitzsimmons led Kent State University through tremendous change. Now she'll be taking Kansas State University Salina into the future.

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  • Scientists across U.S. launch study of thunderstorm impacts on upper atmosphere, to base in Salina

    Scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and other organizations are targeting thunderstorms in Alabama, Colorado, and Oklahoma this spring to discover what happens when clouds suck air up from Earth's surface many miles into the atmosphere.

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  • UAS operations soar at KSLN

    As Army Blackhawks sat ready on the ramp, K-State Skyhawks practiced touch and go's and SeaPort Airlines carried passengers to Kansas City, K-State students and faculty launched their own operation from a parallel runway on the Salina Municipal Airport.

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  • April 2012 Reporting Points

    The news that Charlie Walker died this past weekend of an apparent heart attack was received with sadness by many Salina and Saline County residents.

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  • CAV Aerospace Exhibits TKS at AERO Friedrichshafen 2012

    CAV Aerospace will be exhibiting a G36 Bonanza equipped with the no-hazard TKS ice protection system at AERO Friedrichshafen, April 18-21. AERO Friedrichshafen is major general aviation trade show that reaches customers across Europe, the middle East and Africa. It is held on the shores of Lake Constance and is a prime meeting place for the aviation community and a key interface between industry and the public.

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  • Kids Fly for a Penny

    SeaPort Airlines announced the launch of its Kids Fly for a Penny offer. These will be available for purchase April 30 to May 31, for flights from May 31 to August 31, for children 14 and under traveling with an adult on the same itinerary.

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  • Woodworking company coming to Salina, seeking applicants

    A dynamic and innovative woodworking company is preparing to open on the Salina Airport Industrial Center. The company will create spectacular interior environments with cabinetry and millwork crafted in their new 45,000-square-foot production facility.

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  • Zimmer, SAA to showcase available facilities

    Zimmer Real Estate Services, L.C. is hosting an open house of available buildings at the Salina Airport Industrial Center and Salina Aviation Service Center in Salina, Kan. The offerings include approximately 12 buildings totaling around 500,000 square feet available for lease.

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  • Pets fly free in April

    SeaPort Airlines today made two announcements that will make both pet owners and their furry friends ecstatic. In honor of the upcoming National Pet Month, SeaPort Airlines is waiving pet fees when a pet is traveling with their owner on the same itinerary throughout the month of April.

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  • March 2012 Reporting Points

    SeaPort Airlines started service for Salina and Saline County residents two years ago with assistance from a U.S. Department of Transportation Essential Air Service Program contract.

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  • Rogers receives Distinguished Service Award

    Salina Airport Authority Executive Director Tim Rogers, A.A.E. was honored Monday when he was presented with the American Association of Airport Executives Distinguished Service Award at the AAAE annual South Central Conference in Wichita.

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  • Crisis City to host open house

    Crisis City, a multidiscipline training facility operated by the Kansas Division of Emergency Management, cordially invites the public to its second annual Disaster Preparedness Day and Open House Saturday, March 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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  • February 2012 Reporting Points

    Over the first two months of the year air traffic at the Salina Airport increased 60 percent as compared to the first two months of 2011. Through February 2012, Salina air traffic controllers have recorded over 11,200 takeoffs and landings. During the same two-month period in 2011, air traffic count at the Salina Airport was at 6,968 operations.

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  • Universal Forest Products new tenant at Salina Airport Industrial Center

    The Salina Airport Authority board of directors approved the lease of 15,000 square feet of space once occupied by Hawker Beechcraft Corp. to Universal Forest Products, Inc. for $3,750 per month, today at a special board meeting.

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  • Airport Authority considers lease of space to national wood products company

    The Salina Airport Authority will hold a special board meeting immediately followed by a press conference at 1 p.m. at the M.J. Kennedy Air Terminal Building, Wednesday, Feb. 29.

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  • January 2012 Reporting Points

    The New Year is off to a busy start with three significant events scheduled for the Salina Airport. The organizations coming for each event are taking advantage of the excellent airport facilities, central location and community hospitality.

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  • Bridge program provides K-State pilot grads job opportunities with American Eagle Airlines

    Kansas State University and American Eagle Airlines and have formed a bridge program through which the university's pilot program graduates are guaranteed interviews with the airline.

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  • ARFF Station construction update

    Construction of the Salina Airport Authority's new 10,000-square-foot, $2.5 million fire aircraft rescue and firefighting station is proceeding at a rapid pace.

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