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Dirk Draper named new CEO of Regional Business Alliance

Dirk Draper named new CEO of Regional Business Alliance

Dirk Draper, already well-known as a local business leader, accepted the offer to become the new president and CEO of the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance. The announcement was made Friday morning after the RBA board met Thursday and approved a recommendation to hire Draper. He will start May 1. “I am very pleased to… Continue Reading Dirk Draper named new CEO of Regional Business Alliance

Airport director dishes aviation

With the news last week that Sierra Nevada Corp. subsidiary Sierra Completions will open an $88-million aircraft modification business at the Colorado Springs Airport, Director of Aviation Dan Gallagher has been a busy man. He has been giving media interviews and further marketing the 7,500-acre airport, what he calls “a sleeping giant” for business, some… Continue Reading Airport director dishes aviation

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Nevada aerospace firm to add thousands of jobs in Springs

Bolstered by crucial local and state economic development incentives, Sierra Completions, a subsidiary of Sierra Nevada Corporation, stands one step closer in their plans to build its proposed high-end aircraft completions complex at the Colorado Aerospace Park at the Colorado Springs Airport, according to a news release issued Thursday by the company. “The overall incentives were… Continue Reading Nevada aerospace firm to add thousands of jobs in Springs

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Airport to offer free parking in November, December

As an enticement for travelers, the Colorado Springs Airport announced this week it will provide free short-term and long-term parking for the holiday season, plus 50 percent off for valet parking. The free offer will continue two full months, from Nov. 1 through Dec. 31. In a release, airport officials said the benefit was offered… Continue Reading Airport to offer free parking in November, December

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TSA now uses imaging technology at Springs airport

The Transportation Security Administration Friday announced the deployment of a millimeter wave Advanced Imaging Technology unit at the Colorado Springs Airport. The machine is equipped with automated target recognition software designed to enhance privacy by eliminating passenger-specific images while improving throughput capabilities and streamlining the checkpoint screening process, according to a news release issued by the… Continue Reading TSA now uses imaging technology at Springs airport

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Colorado Springs Airport seeks master developer

The Colorado Springs Airport released a request for proposals to solicit responses from interested, qualified business and industrial park master developers. The site, which is located at the south end of the airport, encompasses approximately 900 acres and is slated for commercial development. Responses are due by 4 p.m. Sept. 3. The RFP is available… Continue Reading Colorado Springs Airport seeks master developer

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Denver fare cuts hamper COS

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The latest news from the airline industry comes from Frontier Airlines, announcing major cuts in its fares — about 12 percent for a typical itinerary — but at the same time adding charges for such long-assumed amenities as putting a carry-on bag in an overhead bin or pre-selecting a seat. Just to see for ourselves,… Continue Reading Denver fare cuts hamper COS

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Pre-check process lands at Colorado Springs airport

The Transportation Security Administration opened an application site in Colorado Springs for TSA Pre✓™, an expedited screening program. The new process allows travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and keep 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on bag. The TSA Pre✓™ application process allows U.S.… Continue Reading Pre-check process lands at Colorado Springs airport

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Trine earns FAA repair certification

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Trine earns FAA repair certification

Trine Aerospace & Defense has earned Federal Aviation Administration Part 145 approval as a certified repair station. Based at the Colorado Springs Airport, Trine Aerospace & Defense offers engineering, manufacturing and aircraft modification on general aviation, commercial and special mission aircraft. It also specializes in avionics and installation repair. The facility provides engineered solutions that… Continue Reading Trine earns FAA repair certification

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Letters to the Editor – April 4, 2014

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Time for new strategy on our airport I arrived in Colorado Springs in 1964 when my father was transferred with the Air Force. My father’s final assignment was in Virginia Beach, but I decided to remain in Colorado, making it my adopted home for 50 years. I was fortunate enough to see the old Antlers, Sheriff… Continue Reading Letters to the Editor – April 4, 2014

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