Grant Pays for Runway Repavement

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — The Cottage Grove Airport will soon be getting a face-lift, thanks to $2 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration. The funds will be used to replace the runway at the Cottage Grove State Airport, or Jim Wright Field. The city manager says it’s been close to 20 years since the … Continue reading »

FAA Recalling 800 Furloughed Workers

(CNN) — The Federal Aviation Administration announced Monday it is recalling 600 furloughed employees. More than 15,000 FAA workers were put off the job last week because of the partial government shutdown. The agency issued a statement saying the workers are from the Office of Aviation Safety. They will “provide oversight in areas across the … Continue reading »

B-17 Bomber on Display

EUGENE, Ore. — A piece of World War II history is spending the weekend at the Eugene Airport. One of the remaining 13 active B-17 bombers in the country, the Aluminum Overcast, arrived in Eugene Friday is on display on the tarmac and in the air. “I come every time a B-17 comes to town. … Continue reading »

Eugene Airport Turns 70 Years Old

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Airport celebrated a major milestone Wednesday: 70 years of commercial flights. United Airlines was the first scheduled flight back in 1943. The airport kicked off its celebration Wednesday morning with cake and a live band. The director says Eugene’s airport is a vital part of the community. “It’s great. It’s … Continue reading »

Airport Celebrates 70 Years of Service

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Airport is celebrating a major milestone Wednesday: 70 years of commercial air service. United Airlines started offering flights out of Eugene on May 1, 1943. Service has changed a lot in that time and now offers six airlines–its most ever. The airport’s celebrating in several ways. Click here for a … Continue reading »

FAA Furloughs May Cause Delays

EUGENE, Ore. — Sequestration, the government-approved budget cuts, forced the FAA to furlough a tenth of its air traffic controllers. The FAA warns as many as 6,700 flights could be delayed every day because there aren’t enough eyes to watch them all. The cuts make it more difficult for travelers at larger airports; but at … Continue reading »