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Aviation Council is hiring!

The North Dakota Aviation Council is hiring an executive director. Please contact Jon Simmers for more information.

Posted 11/02/16 (Wed) read more »

Williston breaks ground on new airport

WILLISTON, N.D. — Williston leaders said they're building for the future as they broke ground Monday on a new regional airport. Construction will begin this week on the $240 million Williston Basin International Airport, projected to be complete by the third quarter of 2019, said Airport Director Steven Kjergaard.

Posted 10/11/16 (Tue) read more »

New FAA Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Go Into Effect

The new FAA Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems went into effect on Monday of this week. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and FAA Administrator Michael Huerta announced the implementation of the first operational rules for routine non-hobbyist use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or "drones").

Posted 8/31/16 (Wed) read more »

FAA Proposes Rulemaking to Further Enhance Airport Safety

Today, the FAA published a Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SNPRM) for safety management systems (SMS) in the airport area. SMS is a formal approach to managing an organization's safety through four key components - safety policy, safety risk management, safety assurance, and safety promotion. Through the SNPRM, the FAA proposes to integrate proactive hazard identification and risk-management based principles into the day-to-day operations at airports.

Posted 7/12/16 (Tue) read more »