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Weekend Traffic Alert: Western Mass Air Show Posted on Aug 2

Weekend Traffic Alert:  Western Mass Air Show

MassDOT is advising drivers to anticipate heavy traffic on Saturday and Sunday, August 4-5, on the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) in Western Massachusetts due to an air show being held at Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee. Gates open at 8:30 a.m. and the air show   …Continue Reading Weekend Traffic Alert: Western Mass Air Show

Aeronautics: Airport Taxiway Markings Savings Posted on May 31

Aeronautics: Airport Taxiway Markings Savings

MassDOT's Aeronautics Division this spring in addition to its other responsibilities is painting airport taxiway markings throughout the Commonwealth. The Statewide Taxiway Marking Project is repainting taxiway markings at 30 public-use airports.  MassDOT Secretary Richard A. Davey in May visited the Beverly Municipal Airport, left,   …Continue Reading Aeronautics: Airport Taxiway Markings Savings

Young Aviation Artist Wins International Award Posted on May 14

Young Aviation Artist Wins International Award

A talented young Lexington artist has won 1st Place Internationally in the Federation Aeronautique Internationale 2012 International Aviation Art Contest.  Lewis Hwang of Lexington's work, left, took the top prize internationally in the 6-9 age group.  The art theme for the contest:  "Silent Flight." Lewis along   …Continue Reading Young Aviation Artist Wins International Award

Students Master “Real World Design Challenge” Posted on Apr 11

Students Master “Real World Design Challenge”

Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray and MassDOT Secretary Richard A. Davey this week recognized Marlborough High School's "Team Pizzaz" as the 2012 Real World Design Challenge Massachusetts State Champion.   The students will compete in the National Real World Design Challenge in Washington, DC on April 20-23.    …Continue Reading Students Master “Real World Design Challenge”

Marshfield Airport Hosts Vessel Safety Day Posted on Mar 10

Marshfield Airport Hosts Vessel Safety Day

The Coast Guard joined the Marshfield Harbormaster this week in hosting a “Commercial Fishing Vessel Safety Day” at Marshfield Municipal Airport, Harlow Field.  The event open to the public focused on safety, preparedness, and survival skills at sea and was geared toward commercial mariners, specifically   …Continue Reading Marshfield Airport Hosts Vessel Safety Day

Aviation: “Link to Economic Prosperity” Posted on Jan 30

The Patrick-Murray Administration in December announced the results of a comprehensive statewide airport economic impact study finding that Massachusetts public airports generate $11.9 billion in economic activity and support approximately 124,000 jobs.  MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey calls Massachusetts airports "economic engines" for the   …Continue Reading Aviation: “Link to Economic Prosperity”

Airports: Economic Impact in Regions Statewide Posted on Dec 21

Airports: Economic Impact in Regions Statewide

The results of a comprehensive Statewide Airport Economic Impact Study find that Massachusetts public airports generate $11.9 billion in economic activity and support approximately 124,000 jobs, with positive impact seen in regions across the Commonwealth.  For example:   Springfield Metropolitan Airport/Westover Air Reserve Base and   …Continue Reading Airports: Economic Impact in Regions Statewide

New Bedford Mayor: Airports Vital to Economy Posted on Dec 14

New Bedford Mayor: Airports Vital to Economy

By Scott W. Lang, Mayor, New Bedford Over a century ago, aviation enthusiasts in Massachusetts formed our country's first aeronautical society (1895) and first aeronautical club (1902), encouraging individuals to experiment and study the science of flight. Sometime later, our state was home of the   …Continue Reading New Bedford Mayor: Airports Vital to Economy

Airport Economic Impact Study: Jobs Posted on Nov 15

Airport Economic Impact Study: Jobs

Governor Deval Patrick today visited Bridgewater State University's Aviation Training Facility located at the New Bedford Regional Airport to announce the results of a comprehensive statewide airport economic impact study that finds Massachusetts public airports generate $11.9 billion in economic activity and support approximately 124,000   …Continue Reading Airport Economic Impact Study: Jobs

Commonwealth Airports Boost Economy, Tourism Posted on Sep 20

Commonwealth Airports Boost Economy, Tourism

A MassDOT Aeronautics Division survey of aircraft operations during three one-week periods in 2010 and 2011 at the Commonwealth's general aviation airports highlights the airports' importance to the state's economy and tourism.  With the assistance of MassDOT Aeronautics Division intern Gilberto “Gil” Cardenas, MassDOT recorded   …Continue Reading Commonwealth Airports Boost Economy, Tourism