Aurora Airport Approved For Tower

News of an air traffic control tower for the Aurora Airport was recently announced.

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Aurora State Airport

As the third busiest airport in Oregon, approximately 90,000 landings and takeoffs reportedly occur at Aurora each year. U.S. Senators Wyden and Merkley are on record for supporting the project, which is expected to enhance flight safety. Groundbreaking for the control tower is scheduled sometime in April, with completion expected toward the end of 2014. Read a recent story about the Aurora, Oregon airport tower here.

The Aurora Airport Is In The News

A recent article was featured in the Canby Herald newspaper with the headline: Aurora State Airport:  Finding Its Economic Footing.

The news story provides an insightful look into changes coming to the Aurora Airport. A nice summary of the article is also found in the report’s opening paragraph:

Quietly, underneath the radar, so to speak, the Aurora State Airport has been busy expanding its economic influence in Canby, Wilsonville and the surrounding area.

Read the full article here.

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Local Helicopter Firm Readies For Arrival

Visitors driving through rural Aurora along Keil Road may have noticed a brand new unoccupied building located there. That complex is the new location of Helicopter Transport Services just southeast of the Aurora State Airport.

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Exterior of new Helicopter Transport Services facility at Aurora, Oregon

Helicopter Transport Services says this new facility will consolidate their U.S. operations into one state-of-the-art 200,000+ square foot hangar capable of coordinating, housing, and supporting their entire heavy lift fleet.

A formal ‘move-in’ date has not yet been publicly announced. Like so many other ‘well-wishers,’ eagerly awaits the arrival of our newest neighbor, Helicopter Transport Services.