Wednesday, November 23, 2011

New River Valley Airport Wins Business Excellence Award

The New River Valley Airport was awarded the 2011 Business Excellence Award presented by the Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce. The award was presented in recognition of outstanding contributions to the growth and development of Pulaski County.

The airport recently completed a $3 million runway rehabilitation project that was funded primarily through federal and state grants. In addition, a study by the Virginia Department of Aviation found that the airport contributes $5.9 million a year in economic activity and is responsible for 67 jobs.

Accepting the award on behalf of the New River Valley Airport, Keith Holt, Airport Manager spoke about how the airport is the community's welcome mat to the area in attracting and retaining businesses. He also thanked the local governments that oversee the airport through the New River Valley Airport Commission. "We have a tremendous asset in that airport" Holt said, "it is an asset that continues to provide great opportunities for the New River Valley."

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Erickson Air Crane Visits New River Valley Airport

The Erickson Air Crane (also known as the S-64 Skycrane) made a fuel stop in the New River Valley on Wednesday. The Air Crane is one of the most unique helicopters in the world. Manufactured in Oregon, the Air Crane is a multi-platform heavy lift helicopter. The aircraft is used worldwide in fire fighting, logging, and construction. The helicopter can lift over 20,000 pounds. The Air Crane that stopped by the New River Valley is known as Goliath, and recently performed at the 2010 Oshkosh Air Show where is lifted a brand new 2011 Ford Explorer vehicle in a display of its lifting capabilities. More information on the Air Crane can be found on Erickson's website at:

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


Runway Improvements Complete at New River Valley Airport

Dublin, Virginia – September 28, 2010 – The New River Valley Airport Commission celebrated the completion of the $5 million runway rehabilitation project at the New River Valley Airport today. “The newly renovated runway will ensure that the airport is able to serve the businesses in the New River Valley well into the future” said Chairman of the Airport Commission, Nick Glenn.

The project, which was funded primarily with grants from the Federal Aviation Administration and the Commonwealth of Virginia, provided for the complete repaving of the airport’s aging runway. The previous runway was over 25-years old and showing signs of cracking and fatigue. New runway signs, improvements to the shoulder and runway ends, as well as re-designing a taxiway were also part of the project. “The new runway and other improvements make the airport more accommodating for business jet traffic” said Keith Holt, manager of the New River Valley Airport.

The New River Valley Airport is owned and operated by the New River Valley Airport Commission, which is comprised of representatives from the counties of Pulaski, Montgomery, and Giles, the City of Radford, and the towns of Dublin, Christiansburg, and Pulaski. The airports runway is 6201 feet long, seventh longest in the Commonwealth. The airport is home to 41 based aircraft and averages 28 flight operations a day, including several business jets. The airport is home to Department of Homeland Security’s US Customs Office, making it an international airport of entry.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Nighttime Work Complete

Work is now complete and no further nighttime closures are needed for Runway 6-24. The previously issued NOTAM has been cancelled.

The PAPI for Runway 6 and Runway 24 will remain INOP until the FAA conducts a flight check of the PAPI system.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Nighttime Closure Sept. 7 - 17th

Runway 6-24 will be closed for nighttime work beginning on the evening of Tuesday, September 7th. The Runway will be closed from 9pm until 7am daily. The nighttime closures should last for no more than 10 consecutive nights in order to do the runway grooving and final runway markings.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Taxiway Alpha Now Open

Taxiways Alpha and A1 are now open at the New River Valley Airport.

The NOTAM that would close Runway 6-24 for the evening of Friday, August 13th has been cancelled as work inside the Runway Safety Area has now been completed.

The PAPI system for Runway 24 and the new PAPI for Runway 6 will remain out of service until the FAA conducts a flight check.