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by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | April 14, 2006
HAGERSTOWN - Hagerstown Regional Airport received a $6 million grant Wednesday, part of $47 million the airport was promised for runway improvements. Airport Manager Carolyn Motz said the money was expected. The grant was awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. The money will be used to improve runway safety areas at the airport, Motz said. She said a new regulation required that the runway safety areas be extended from 500 feet to 1,000 feet in both directions.
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by DON AINES | March 30, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Chambersburg Skydiving Center will continue dropping customers off several thousand feet above the Franklin County Regional Airport over the next three weeks, although the company will be picking them up at other area airports while the first major work is done on the facility since being purchased two years ago by the Susquehanna Area Regional Airport Authority. "These guys have come on board and done exactly what they said they'd do," J.R. Sides said of SARAA, which in July 2004 took over what had been Chambersburg Municipal Airport.
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by TARA REILLY | March 22, 2006
HAGERSTOWN A South Charleston, W.Va., contractor received a $2.44 million contract Tuesday from the Washington County Commissioners to complete the second package of Hagerstown Regional Airport's runway extension project. The package includes constructing a hold apron, relocating a taxiway and lighting work. The County Commissioners awarded the contract to Ahern & Associates Inc. by a 3-2 vote. The company submitted the lowest bid of three contractors interested in doing the work.
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by TARA REILLY | February 22, 2006
tarar@herald-mail.com The majority of the Washington County Commisssioners approved borrowing $25.5 million on Tuesday, including $15 million that will go toward a longer runway at Hagerstown Regional Airport. The Federal Aviation Administration will reimburse the county for the $15 million, but the county will have to pay the financing costs. Commissioner John C. Munson, who voted against borrowing the money, said the move will increase the county's total debt from $144 million to $169.
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By Ric Dugan | February 9, 2006
Will Garcia of Sterling, Va., takes down the fence near a Washington County Regional Airport runway along Pennsylvania Avenue north of Hagerstown.
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by TARA REILLY | November 30, 2005
WASHINGTON COUNTY tarar@herald-mail.com It might look like dirt, but the Hagerstown Regional Airport calls it soil. Whatever the correct term, truckloads of it have been making up a large part of the airport's runway extension project for more than a year. C. William Hetzer Inc. has been hauling the material daily from the 40 West Landfill to Hagerstown Regional Airport since spring of 2004. "They don't call it soil," Commissioner Doris J. Nipps said of airport officials.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | November 19, 2005
waynesboro@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - If President Bush signs the bill, Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport will get $62 million toward the cost of extending the runway and other upgrades to handle the military's giant C-5 cargo planes, U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd said Friday in a press release. Byrd, D-W.Va., said the legislation won final congressional approval Friday and now heads to Bush for his signature. "This funding will go a long way toward preparing the airport for the new fleet of C-5 aircraft at the 167th Airlift Wing.
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by DON AINES | September 13, 2005
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pilots using the Franklin County Regional Airport can expect smoother takeoffs and landings next year when its runway gets a $477,000 facelift, according to officials with the Susquehanna Area Regional Airport Authority (SARAA). Formerly the Chambersburg Municipal Airport, the 93-acre airport was purchased last year from the borough by the authority, which also owns Harrisburg International Airport and Capital City Airport, also in Harrisburg, Pa. The airport's taxiway and ramps also will be included in the improvements, according to Timothy J. Edwards, the deputy director of Aviation at Harrisburg International Airport.
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by TARA REILLY | September 8, 2005
WASHINGTON COUNTY tarar@herald-mail.com Washington County expects to pay at least $6 million in interest for financing part of Hagerstown Regional Airport's runway extension in addition to the $2.6 million the county agreed to pay toward the project's construction costs, County Commissioner William J. Wivell said last week. "It'll probably end up being more than $6 million, because I think rates are going up," Wivell said. The commissioners anticipate borrowing $19 million for the approximately $61 million project, Wivell said.
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February 5, 2005
Runway project: Few served, many affected To the editor: In 2002, the Hagerstown Regional Airport arranged an aviation easement with property owners along U.S. 11 near the airport. Apparently, the air space above the properties should have been deeded to the airport when it was first constructed, but with the runway expansion project, it was realized that this was now a necessity. Unfortunately, along with this $60 million waste of money, many families have been uprooted, or will have many unnecessary changes made to their properties.
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