In what can only be described as a stunning reversal of their position, and a seeming betrayal of airport operators and proponents, the Federal Aviation Administration last week reached an agreement with Santa Monica allowing the city to close the airport on December 31, 2028. In addition, the runway will be reduced to 3,500 feet [...]

Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) are exactly what they sound like – collaborative agreements between public entities and private companies. The joint objective of a P3 is to distribute the cost of a project among numerous stakeholders who all stand to reap the eventual benefits of the project. We previously discussed P3s in the context of their [...]

Hangar Network experienced a very exciting 2016! Not only did we see a continuation of significant growth in website traffic, we also engaged with a new programming team, developed a web service API for data distribution, and continued to develop strategic partnerships with parties interested in displaying our listings. First let’s have a look at [...]

The world of aviation maintenance technicians (AMTs) is undergoing a fundamental transformation. While there will always be a need for solid, experienced, wrench-turning  A&P mechanics to work on the shop floor, MROs, aviation operators, and OEMs are now looking as much at a mechanic’s education credentials as they are his or her experience. There are [...]

Airport revenue models are as individual as airports themselves which, aside from aviation operations, are generally more different than alike. With the consolidation of commercial carriers nationwide and the drop in revenues associated with fewer routes and flights, airports both large and small continue to evolve their revenue models to make up for shortfalls. We’ve [...]

Hangar Network’s business model is similar to other commercial real estate listing agencies such as LoopNet and Costar – listing vacant properties and making them searchable to be found by those seeking them. Thus the Hangar Network website is a clearinghouse that brings together buyers/lessees and sellers/lessors. As you know, what makes Hangar Network unique [...]

  In  May 2014 we first reported on the critical financial situation challenging the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority and its potential implications for Braden Airpark. At that time, the Authority was facing the final $7 million payment on a $26 million debt stemming from a 1990s court judgement for the improper eminent domain annexation of a [...]

The United States Department of the Interior recently placed two World War II-era hangars at Mesa’s Falcon Field Airport (KFFZ) on the National Register of Historic Places. “This historic designation is a great point of pride for the City of Mesa,” District 5 Mesa City Councilmember David Luna said. “It is especially meaningful to receive [...]

… continued from the HN eNewsletter of 07 September 2016. Daniel Wolfe, associate vice president and general manager of aviation at Nationwide Insurance, has been a strong voice in promoting business aviation internship programs for twenty years. He established pilot and maintenance internships in Nationwide’s flight department and has frequently spoken at colleges around the [...]