Senator Ron Wyden at Bend Municipal Airport on Tuesday to Talk About the Benefits to Oregon of the Federal Aviation Administration Bill

The Recently Passed Bill will Improve Runways and Create UAV Testing Areas

WHO:             Senator Ron Wyden

                     Bend City Councilor Mark Capell

                     Jake Hanning, Jack Robinson & Sons, Inc.

                     Roger Lee, Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO)      

WHAT:           Visit to Bend Municipal Airport’s paving project financed by the federal Airport Improvement Program. 

WHEN:           10 a.m., Tuesday, May 1, 2012   

WHERE:         Bend Municipal Airport

                    Administration Building

                    63136 Powell Butte Hwy 

                    Bend

Portland, ORA taxiway repaving project financed in part by the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program is underway at the Bend Municipal Airport. The project represents the importance of federal investment in infrastructure projects that create jobs at aviation related businesses.

Senator Wyden and local officials will visit the project to talk about the benefits to Oregon contained the FAA bill, including the repaving project and creation of  unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) testing areas, possibly in the southeastern Oregon. The bill also creates more direct flights from the West Coast to Washington, D.C.