aviation

6:22 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Kalamazoo/Battle Creek Airport Awarded Federal Grant of $1.46-million

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Eight airports in Michigan to receive federal improvement grants
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - The Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport will receive a $1,469,000 federal grant to help it acquire land and make physical improvements at the airfield. A grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, via the Federal Aviation Administration's Airport Improvement Program, was announced Tuesday by U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin.
4:01 pm
Sun May 18, 2014

Senate Committee Considers Funding Airport Improvements

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Groups representing local governments and schools concerned about diversion of funding
Lansing A Senate committee last week dramatically ramped up proposed spending to catch up on $730 million worth of improvements at Michigan airports, but its plan is drawing significant opposition. The proposal would add $32 million to $42 million a year to the pot of money available for airport improvements through an adjusted aviation fuel tax.
6:51 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Battle Creek Officials Hope to Improve Promotion of Kellogg Airport

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The airport's 10,000 foot runway needs to be rehabilitated. Fire services at the Air National Guard Base are about to depart
The city of Battle Creek may make changes to one of its committees in an effort to better promote the W.K. Kellogg Airport.
12:06 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Land purchase for Kalamazoo airport expansion could be approved next week

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90% of cost will be covered by a federal grant, another 5% from state funding
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Four months after the plan was first presented to Kalamazoo County commissioners, the board is expected to approve a 68.7 acre expansion to the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek Airport Tuesday with the assistance of $1.16 million in federal funds.
2:26 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Air Zoo to restore rare World War II fighter plane

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The plane crashed into Lake Michigan during a training flight in 1944.
KALAMAZOO, MI - About 50 Air Zoo volunteers will strip mussels and rust off of a World War II era "Wildcat" fighter plane, which had been sitting at the bottom of Lake Michigan for the past 68 years. The Naval Aviation Museum Foundation announced Monday that the Air Zoo has been selected to restore the Eastern Aircraft FM-2 "Wildcat," Bureau Number 57039.