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January 15, 2013

FAA approves central Idaho airport plans

  • The Friedman Memorial Airport Authority will pursue two possible paths to improve air passenger safety: improve the airport in Hailey or build a replacement in central Idaho.
  • KETCHUM, Idaho (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration has given approval to the Friedman Memorial Airport Authority to pursue two possible paths to improve safety for passengers flying into the resort area of central Idaho, an official said.

    Dave Mitchell of Boise-based T-O Engineers said the improvement will bring the airport in Hailey into compliance with runway safety standards by relocating and extending the airport's taxiways and relocating airport hangars.

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