"The state of New York, for instance, has 16 primary airports plus dozens of secondary, reliever and general aviation airports
," he added.
MIA, along with its general aviation airports
, is also the leading economic engine for Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida, generating business revenue of USD30.9 billion annually and welcoming nearly 60 percent of all international visitors to Florida.
The general aviation airports
about 50 in number provide direct annual economic activity of about $404 million.
country will have more than 500 general aviation airports
in a number of
"We in Abu Dhabi have established ourselves in the international arena and the increase in figures shows how Abu Dhabi is becoming a growing hub for aviation in the region," said Mohammed Al Katheeri, chairman of the organising committee of Abu Dhabi Air Expo and general manager, General Aviation Airports
He also served as the state block grant liaison, where he was responsible for the funding, planning, technical assistance and program oversight of all general aviation airports
Dan Agostino joined MDAD as assistant director for operations, responsible for overseeing the terminal, landside and airside operations divisions at MIA and the county's general aviation airports
. Agostino brings more than 25 years of airline industry experience to the job, having held private sector positions at both MIA and New York's JFK Airport in the areas of airport operations, cargo sales and cargo operations.
The 15 general aviation airports
were chosen as part of a comprehensive, statewide Airport Administration Building Master Plan that identified projects based on several factors, including public safety needs and the amount of activity at the airport, the state said.
Shedding light on a potential safety hazard that could affect hundreds of airports across the country--while calling for updated guidelines to improve aviation safety--a study by researchers at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, examined the proximity of wind farms to general aviation airports
and how the small aircraft that use them could be affected by the turbulence generated by wind turbines.
AAAE was founded in 1928 and is the largest professional organization representing those who work at publicuse commercial and general aviation airports
. It has more than 5,000 members who represent about 850 airports and hundreds of companies and organizations that support the airport industry.
Report raises concerns about security at general aviation airports
A recent Government Accountability Office investigation found security vulnerabilities at several U.S.