Largest System in the United States 255 State Airports Main Transportation Mode for all citizens and regions Airports only means of access for 169 communities; 82% of the communities are not connected to a highway or road system Alaska International Airport System (AIAS) is an economic engine for the state 47,000 aviation jobs statewide in both rural and urban areas 5th largest contributor to Alaska’s Gross State Product (GSP) Contributes $3.5B to $44B economy
Source: The top 30 Airports in 2009
Educational partners: University of AlaskaMapping and ASD-B:• Created in Alaska by Alaskans so successfully that ADS-B is being deployed nationally as a part of the Next Generation Air Traffic System (NGATS) by the FAA to replace legacy radar systems which are expensive and inefficient. This is an example of Alaskan ingenuity at its finest. When they said it couldn’t be done, Alaskans did it!• Depicts terrain on screen in the cockpit in order to avoid flying into the ground or mountains and etc. This was developed to prevent Controlled Flight into Terrain (CFIT). CFIT is the number one factor killing aviators flying in Alaska. • The DMVA through the Alaska Aviation Safety Project in cooperation with and funded by NASA pioneered an application for developing real to world interactive 3D datasets depicting the most dangerous air corridors in Alaska for use in flight simulators. This work was a proof of concept and has been nationally recognized.
Anchorage is an international cargo hub for FedEx, UPS, Korean Air, Nippon, China Airlines, Polar Air Cargo and Atlas AirAll-cargo aircraft landings increased 8.8% in FY 2010
There are currently 40 silos at Ft. Greely, but only 26 will be used for live interceptor rockets. There are no silos at Kodiak or anywhere else in Alaska.At Vandenberg Air force Base (CA) there at five silos associated with GMD (Ground Based Midcourse Defense)Alaska has seven C-17’s
Alaska Aerospace was established by the State of Alaska to develop a high technology aerospace industry in the state. The corporation has a conventional top down business organization including a Board of Directors, a CEO, a President & COO, Vice Presidents, and Directors who oversee focus areas. AAC’s corporate offices are in Anchorage, Alaska.
The Poker Flat Research Range (PFRR) is a launch facility and rocket range for sounding rockets in the U.S. state of Alaska, owned and operated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Geophysical Institute since 1968. The world's largest land-based rocket range, it is situated on a 5,132-acre (20.77 km2) site located approximately 30 miles (50 km) northeast of Fairbanks and is operated under contract to the NASA Wallops Flight Facility. Since its inception PFRR has been closely aligned and funded by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and its predecessor, the Defense Nuclear Agency (DNA). Other range users include the United States Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), the Air Force Geophysics Lab (AFGL) and a number of Universities and research laboratories. More than 1,700 launches have been conducted at the range to study the Earth's atmosphere and the interaction between the atmosphere and the space environment . Areas studied at PFRR include the aurora, plasma physics, the ozone layer, solar proton events, Earth's magnetic field, and ultraviolet radiation.
Workforce Development: • The aviation industry has a shortage of qualified personnel from pilots to air traffic controllers. • Alaska has been successful in developing aviation technologies and is a great place for research and development activities due to its remote and unpopulated nature. • Women are growing in numbers in the aviation industry and young women should be encouraged by careers in aviation.Industry Partners:AirlinesIndustries:Mitre Corporation, Rockwell Collins, etc.
Aerospace States and National Policy:Alaska Issues in National Context Mead Treadwell Lt. Governor of Alaska Aerospace States Association Washington, D.C March 22, 2011
AIAS Cargo Traffic Standings(Importance to National and World Economy)
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