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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

Aeronautics: Beverly Airport Upgrade Posted on Sep 3

Aeronautics: Beverly Airport Upgrade

Safety, customer service, and cost efficiency are MassDOT priorities.  MassDOT's Aeronautics Division says all three were accomplished through an improvement in Beverly that came at no cost to the Commonwealth. Here’s what it’s all about: Until August 25th, aircraft landing on instruments at Beverly Municipal   …Continue Reading Aeronautics: Beverly Airport Upgrade

MassDOT Aeronautics: Aviation Education Posted on Jul 12

MassDOT Aeronautics: Aviation Education

The MassDOT Aeronautics Division in its latest newsletter takes a closer look at Aviation Education in Massachusetts.  Check out a portion of the story by Katie Servis of the MassDOT Aeronautics Division below.  Visit the Aeronautics Division website to learn more about aviation investments, airport   …Continue Reading MassDOT Aeronautics: Aviation Education

Mass Airports Win Snow Removal Awards Posted on Apr 26

Mass Airports Win Snow Removal Awards

If you grew weary of the recent harsh winter, you are not alone.  But the snow crews at three Commonwealth airports in Boston, Bedford, and Mansfield are being recognized for keeping air travel disruptions to the absolute minimum. The Balchen/Post Awards are named for pioneering   …Continue Reading Mass Airports Win Snow Removal Awards

Student Challenge: Real World Design Posted on Apr 12

Student Challenge: Real World Design

The annual Real World Design Challenge asks high school students to work on real world engineering challenges in a collaborative environment.  Each year, student teams address a challenge that confronts one of our nation’s leading industries.  This year’s Challenge: design of an aircraft wing that   …Continue Reading Student Challenge: Real World Design

MassDOT Aeronautics Supports GreenDOT Posted on Feb 15

MassDOT Aeronautics Supports GreenDOT

MassDOT's GreenDOT environmental responsibility and sustainability initiative is a priority focus in all MassDOT divisions.  GreenDOT's three primary goals are to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote healthy transportation options including walking, bicycling, and public transit, and support smart growth development. Katie Servis of the MassDOT   …Continue Reading MassDOT Aeronautics Supports GreenDOT