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East Haven protesters oppose Tweed expansion

Mark Zaretsky. April 22, 2022

From left, Gloria DePalma of East Haven, Carolyn Rostkowski of New Haven and Joan Sayers of East Haven protest the expansion of Tweed New Haven Regional Airport in front of East Haven Town Hall on April 22, 2022.Arnold Gold / Hearst Connecticut Media

(nhregister.com April 22, 2022) EAST HAVEN — More than 50 people opposed to Tweed New Haven Regional Airport expansion turned out for a rally in front of Town Hall on Friday afternoon, chanting “Keep Tweed small” at one point when an Avelo Airlines plane flew overhead in the distance. Read Full Article here

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Legislation to exempt Tweed from CAA oversight met with pushback

Mark Zaretsky April 22, 2022Updated: April 22, 2022 1:10 p.m.

The entrance to Tweed New Haven Regional Airport in New Haven photographed on August 20, 2020. Arnold Gold / Hearst Connecticut Media

(nhregister.com April 22, 2022) Proposed legislation that would remove Tweed New Haven Regional Airport from any supervision or regulation by the Connecticut Airport Authority has prompted an outcry from East Haven legislators and elected officials, along with the director of the CAA. Read Full Article Here

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Press Release: Save the Sound urges FAA to prepare Environmental Impact Statement on proposed Tweed-New Haven Airport expansion

April 19, 2022
photo credit: 10,000 Hawks

(savethesound.org April 19, 2022) Of concern is the segmentation of the expansion plan, which currently includes an extension of the runway but not the parallel taxiway. A full-length parallel taxiway is a safety requirement that will accompany the runway extension, but the current environmental review does not consider the taxiway’s impact. Such segmentation is prohibited under NEPA. Read Full Article here.

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Neighbors gauge concern about impending Tweed-New Haven Airport expansion at meeting

by: Jon Rosen, Jayne Chacko

Posted: Mar 29, 2022 / 10:57 AM EDT

Updated: Mar 30, 2022 / 10:43 AM EDT

(wtnh.com March 29,2022) NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A group of vocal neighbors in East Haven and New Haven held a public meeting at the Hagaman Memorial Library Tuesday night about the impending Tweed-New Haven Airport expansion. Full Article and View video here

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Tweed is growing, and some neighbors say so are the problems: ‘It sounds like your house is getting bombed’

Mark Zaretsky. March 19, 2022. Updated: March 19, 2022 9:01 p.m.

Ken Engelman of Branford, left, and Ed Fitzgerald and East Haven are photographed on Charter Oak Avenue in East Haven as an Avelo Airlines flight lands at Tweed New Haven Regional Airport on March 7, 2022

(nhregister.com March 19, 2022) NEW HAVEN — A few years back, Ed Fitzgerald was one of the neighbors who qualified for soundproofing because of his Burr Street home’s proximity to Tweed New Haven Regional Airport. He benefits from a program that installed new windows and even air conditioning to insulate him from the noise of takeoffs and landings. Read Full Article here

As fuel prices take off, Avelo wrestles with keeping fares low

By Luther Turmelle
Mark Zaretsky / Hearst Connecticut Media
Avelo Airlines Chairman and CEO Andrew Levy announces new service from Tweed New Haven Regional Airport to Chicago’s Midway International Airport, Baltimore-Washington International Airport and Raleigh-Durham International Airport at a press conference on March 7.

(digital.olivesoftware.com April 24, 2022)

Getting a new airline off the ground at any time is no easy task, but doing it at a time when fuel prices are taking off is a real challenge.

But that’s what is facing Andrew Levy, chief executive officer and co-founder of Avelo Airlines, a low-fare carrier serving Connecticut out of Tweed-New Haven Airport. Read Full Article here.

Tweed New Haven Airport Director confident expansion will proceed with support of neighborhood

The proposed expansion has been met with protests from the public over numerous concerns.

Author: Tony Terzi

Published: 5:13 PM EDT April 22, 2022

Updated: 8:28 AM EDT April 23, 2022

(fox61.com April 22. 2022)

EAST HAVEN, Conn. — Tweed New Haven Airport’s planned expansion has been applauded by many in the greater New Haven area, but some residents of the neighborhoods surrounding the airport want the plan grounded.

Friday afternoon in East Haven, which is one of the two communities the airport property occupies, residents gathered in front of East Haven Town Hall for a peaceful protest of what they say is a plan that would cripple this community. Read Full Article Here

Lufthansa Technik Chosen To Support Avelo Airlines’ Boeing 737 Fleet

BY DANIEL MARTÍNEZ GARBUNO. April 23,2022

(simpleflying.com April 23, 2022) Avelo Airlines awarded Lufthansa Technik with a contract to supply material for its growing fleet of Boeing 737NG aircraft. Currently, the US carrier operates a fleet of eight 737NG aircraft, including five Boeing B737-700s and three Boeing B737-800s. What will Lufthansa Technik provide Avelo? Let’s find out.

A new partnership

On Friday, Lufthansa Technik released a statement announcing a new partnership with Avelo Airlines.

This agreement is the first cooperation between the two companies. In the years ahead, Lufthansa Technik will provide Avelo with consumables and expendables to support the new low-cost airline as it grows. Read Full Article Here

Tweed New Haven airport plans spur call for greater environmental review

Mark Zaretsky. April 21, 2022

A rendering shows what the new terminal at Tweed New Haven Regional Airport could look like.Avports / Contributed

(nhregister.com April 21, 2022) NEW HAVEN — Save the Sound has asked the FAA’s New England Region administrator to require a full Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed expansion of Tweed New Haven Regional Airport, calling the current requirement for a less-rigorous Environmental Assessment “a flawed environmental review process.” Read Full Article here

Tweed airport growth could mean more state funds for East Haven, but Carfora says it’s not enough

Mark Zaretsky. April 18, 2022. Updated: April 18, 2022 10:21 a.m.

A rendering of what the new terminal at Tweed New Haven Regional Airport could look like. Avports / Contributed

(nhregister.com April 18, 2022) Expansion of Tweed New Haven Regional Airport — and specifically the construction of a new, 74,000-square-foot, carbon-neutral terminal with 4-6 departure gates on the East Haven side of the airport — could more than double the payments the town gets from the state, officials say. Read Full Article here.

EPA seeks to label parts of CT with ‘severe’ noncompliance of federal air quality standards due to smog

John Moritz April 14, 2022. Updated: April 14, 2022 6:54 p.m

Haze or smog dulls the view along the Connecticut Turnpike in Darien by the eastbound rest area in 1988. In the last 30 years, efforts to reduce smog-forming pollutants have proved effective, officials say, but parts of Connecticut remain out of compliance with national air quality standards.File photo / Tom Ryan / Stamford Advocate / Hearst CT Media

(nhregister.com April 14, 2022) Federal regulators are seeking to declare that a wide swath of southwestern Connecticut is in “severe” noncompliance with limits on smog-forming ozone after more than a decade of unsuccessful efforts to control air pollution in the tristate area. Read full article here.