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Now Accepting Applications

The Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport is taking applications for a full time Airport Maintenance Technician. A resume and cover letter should be sent to jobs@golws.com or mailed to Airport Administration 406 Burrell Ave Suite 301 Lewiston, ID 83501. Applications will be accepted until July 31, 2016.
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Summer 2016 Newsletter

The Summer 2016 Newsletter is now avaialable. Click here to read it.

August 2015: Alaska Airlines Schedule Changes

Alaska Airlines launched same day round-trip service to Boise on August 23. The new nonstop flights depart Lewiston at 6:30 a.m. and arrive back at 7:20 p.m. The new schedule offers Lewiston area travelers the convenience of one-day trips to Boise plus easy connections to California destinations as well as to Portland, Phoenix, Denver, Houston, Chicago and other major cities.

Alaska also revised its service to Seattle. A new nonstop to Seattle departs Lewiston at 12:50 p.m., replacing the previous early morning flight that stopped in Pullman. The evening nonstop flight to Seattle has been moved back an hour, from 6:55 p.m. to 7:55 p.m. The flight from Seattle to Lewiston that lands in Lewiston at midnight is now nonstop. It departs Seattle at 11:00 p.m.

August 2015: August 2015 Newsletter Available

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August 2015: GOLWS at the Nez Perce County Fair

The Lewiston‐Nez Perce County Regional Airport will have a booth at the Nez Perce County Fair Sept. 24‐27. The Airport Authority would like the booth to showcase all the businesses and non‐profits that call the airport home. All those organizations are invited to provide brochures, business cards, photographs or short videos that can be used as part of the display. The booth will be staffed during the fair, and anyone wishing to spend a couple hours visiting with the public and highlighting the airport community’s role in the valley is encouraged to participate. Please call the airport office at (208) 746‐4471 with the day and time you would be available.

August 2015

Search For New Airport Manager Has Begun

August 2015

Pacific Northwest Antique Aircraft Air Tour Stops in Lewiston

August 2015

Meeting Minutes Added to the Website

June 2015: Bert Zimmerly Plaque Redidcation

The Bert Zimmerly plaque was rededicated on June 26. Click here for more details.

April 2015: Spring Newsletter

Catch up on all the latest news with our Spring 2015 Newsletter.

February 2015: Board Meeting Minutes

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January 2015: Board Meeting Minutes

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December 2014: Board Meeting Minutes

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Southside Business Park Development is Underway

The Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport is now soliciting bids for the next phase of construction in the Southside Business Park. We anticipate construction of this phase of the project to be complete by the end of this year.

Project documents are available from the project consultant at: www.armstrongconsultants.com

Southside Business Park Development is Underway

 

August 2014:
Board Meeting Minutes

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July 2014:
Board Meeting Minutes

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June 2014:
Board Meeting Minutes

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May 2014:
Board Meeting Minutes

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June 2014:
South Side Airport Business Park Development Progress

Click here to read about an update to the South Side Airport Business Park Development project.

April 2014: Board Meeting Minutes

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April 2014: New Airport Manager Hired

The Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport Authority recently announced the hiring of Bruce MacLachlan as Airport Manager. He succeeds Robin Turner, who is retiring after a 30-year tenure as manager.

Bruce has 22 years of experience in airport administration. Before coming to Lewiston he was Manager of Operations and Maintenance at the St. Joseph County Airport, which serves South Bend, Indiana, the home of Notre Dame University. Although he is a native Midwesterner, having grown up in Anderson, Indiana, and graduated from Indiana State University, Bruce is no stranger to the Inland Northwest. He served for three years as Operations Manager at Spokane International Airport before moving to South Bend. While in Spokane, he thoroughly explored the area, including the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley and the Hells Canyon corridor. Prior to Spokane, Bruce was Senior Airport Safety Officer at Tulsa International Airport.

Bruce recently completed the requirements for certification by the American Association of Airport Executives. This is an important milestone for airport managers.

April 2014:
Invitation For Bids on the LWS Runway 8/26 Rehabilitation Construction Project

Click here to download our Invitation For Bids document involving our Runway Rehabilitation Project. Construction plans and contract documents, including detailed plans are now available via consulting firm Armstrong Consultanting's website. Addendum No. 2 has been posted.

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March 2014:
Board Meeting Minutes

Catch up on all the latest developments at your Lewiston - Nez Perce County Regional Airport. To read the meeting minutes please click here.

December 2013:
Employment Opportunity

The Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport Authority is accepting applications for an airport manager. This position reports directly to the Airport Authority and will oversee a minimum staff of 4 at a Part 139 regional airport. Applicants shall possess strong leadership and organizational skills and shall be responsible for the general supervision of the airport, ensuring compliance with the provisions of the airport operating certificate, implementing board directives, and promoting sustainable growth on the airfield. The position requires a degree in public administration, airport management, aeronautics engineering, civil engineering, or business administration, coupled with 5 years’ experience in airport administration. Applicants shall have successfully completed the “Body of Knowledge” module for the AAAE Airport Executive program, and will be required to achieve accreditation within 3 years of employment. For a complete job description, visit our Employment page.

October 2013:
The LWS Airport Report

What are ya gonna do?
When autumn’s fog drops visibility at Spokane International Airport to zero; when your client wants to land a Boeing 737 in Pullman but won’t tolerate waiving established Federal Aviation Administration safety standards; when mother nature turns the highways outside the valley to ice and you need to fly to Dallas ...what are ya gonna do? Experienced traveler planners know the answer before the question is even asked. The answer is GoLws.com and it’s been that way since Bert Zimmerly began scheduled airline service in the 1940s. To learn more about all the hapenings at the Lewiston airport, click the link below:

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October 2013:
Tarmac Delay Plan

In 2012, Congress passed the FAA Modernization and Reform Act. Among its mandates was the requirement that certain airports develop plans to accommodate deplaning passengers following excessive delays. While the likelihood of a significant delay for air traffic is remote, there is always a chance aircraft can be diverted into LWS because of differing weather conditions around the Pacific Northwest. To learn more, click the link below:

TARMAC DELAY PLAN

April 2013:
The LWS Airport Report

Will "Sequester" spell the sunset for small community air traffic control?
In an unprecedented political move that sent shock waves across the aviation nation, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced in March it would begin closing down contract air traffic control (ATC) towers. About 150 have been targeted, mostly at regional airports - 4 in Idaho alone. Done in the name of "sequestration", the news came ironically, on the heels of a November 2012 Department of Transportation Inspector General report proclaiming contract towers a "cost-effective way of enhancing aviation safety at smaller airports, saving taxpayers millions in the process!"
What are contract towers and why is the FAA threatening to close them?

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April 2013:
PFC Application Public Notice

On July 24, 2001, the FAA granted the City of Lewiston and Nez Perce County approval to impose and use Passenger Facility Charges (PFCs) for certain airport projects. Those projects were completed. In accordance with 14-CFR §158.24, the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport Authority now desires to continue collecting PFCs to recover and cover costs of the following completed and upcoming projects respectively:

  1. Security Fencing and Equipment
  2. Reconstruct Portion of Taxiways B, C, D, and E.
  3. Master Plan Update
  4. Taxiway and Apron Rehabilitation and Reconstruction
  5. Portable Passenger Loading Bridge
  6. Wildlife Hazard Management Plan
  7. Construct South Side Taxiways/Aprons
  8. Runway 8/26 Resurfacing & Blast Pad Construction
  9. Airport Master Plan
  10. North Side Apron Reconstruction
  11. Snow Removal Equipment Acquisition
  12. Build ARFF Station
  13. ARFF Equipment Acquisition
  14. Runway 12/30 Overlay/Friction Treatment
  15. Replace Runway 12/30 Lighting System & Vault
  16. Taxiway D and Midfield Apron Construction
  17. Taxiway Lighting System

Financial Information:

  • Prior PFC Collection Level $4.50
  • Proposed PFC Collection Level $4.50
  • Proposed $4.50 Collection Level Effective Date: November 1, 2013
  • Proposed estimated PFC Expiration date: March 1, 2019
  • Estimated Total PFC Revenue: $1,067,871

Exclusion of Class or Classes of Carriers: The Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport will continue exempting non-scheduled air taxi/commercial operators using aircraft with seating capacity of less than 20 passengers. The proposed class still accounts for less than one percent of LWS’s total annual enplanements, and collection would constitute a disproportionate financial burden on the operators and the Airport. These carriers are Medstar and LifeFlight.

If you have any comments, please send them in writing by June 21, 2013 to:

Robin L. Turner, Airport Manager
Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport Authority
406 Burrell Avenue, Suite 301
Lewiston, ID 83501

Or by email to: robinturner@lewiston.com

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April 2013:
Save Our Tower!

Sequestration will close the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport, one of 149 FAA contract towers across the nation, which will reduce safety, impact aviation system efficiency, cost jobs and hinder economic development.

Agriculture contributes to the area’s economy and farmers rely on aerial applications (crop dusters). During winter months, more than 30 crop dusters, few of which have radios, are here at any given time for critical maintenance. Their slow-flying aircraft, mixed with military aircraft, corporate jets, helicopters, commercial airlines (Delta and Alaska) and general aviation, plus LifeFlight Network emergencies make a challenging mix even with a flight tower.

Lewiston was built as a National Defense Facility and supports multiple branches of the Armed Forces. Because of air traffic control, good flying weather, clear approaches, and excellent facilities, it is used for training and regular rest-and-refuel stop.

The Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport has just completed a $3M paving project for the Airport Business Park funded by the FAA, plus $2M in EDA funds paid for related work. Those grant funds included a job retention and creation requirement and will have to be repaid by the city and county if the job targets are not met.

Strategic and marketing plans were recently completed for the airport and of major importance is the existence of the only tower between Boise and Spokane, which sets Lewiston apart from its competition.

While cuts are necessary for the economic health of the nation, FAA’s broad brush approach to closing the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport Contract Tower is reckless and irresponsible with no thought of safety, jobs, economic development and efficiency or without timely thought and consideration by communities and industries the airport with a tower contributes.

Please Contact our Elected Representatives to Save Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport Tower:

  • Senator Mike Crapo - 202-224-6142 / Lewiston Office: 208-743-1492
  • Senator James Risch - 202-224-2752 / Lewiston Office: 208-743-0792
  • Rep. Raul Labrador - 202-225-6611 / Lewiston Office: 208-743-1388
  • Rep. Mike Simpson - 202-225-5531


February 2013:
Airport Unveils New Brand!

Officials at the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport recently unveiled a new logo and website as part of their comprehensive new brand creation at the Lewis-Clark Valley Chamber of Commerces Business After Hours hosted January 17th at the airport.

The new brand is the beginning phase of a new strategic marketing plan created by the volunteer Friends of the Airport group to market the new Airport Business Park on the south side of the airport as well as retain and grow the existing commercial aviation, general aviation and over twenty businesses currently located at the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport. The plan was approved by the Airport Authority at its December 12, 2012 meeting.


December 2012:
Authority Adopts 5-Year Plan

With just over a year behind it, the Airport Authority began looking forward, and the future is what they had in mind on November 30th when they adopted their first capital improvement plan. The Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport Authority presented its first budget mid June to the Lewison City Council and the Nez Perce County Board of Commissioners.

The document maps out the major projects they would like to see accomplished over the next five years, including completion of south side taxiways and aprons, rehabilitating pavements on the north side, rebuilding runway 12-30, and modernizing the airfield lighting system.

“...we must insure future development... enhances the economic viability of the region.” Bill McCann, Jr

Also on the Board’s radar is a master plan.

“With limited real estate and competing development demands, we absolutely must exercise care to insure future development is orderly and organized, thereby enhancing the economic viability of the region,” said Bill McCann, Jr., Board Chairman.

Other projects on tap include a comprehensive look at airport rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) equipment and facilities, a passenger screening room rest room, a “satellite” parking lot, rehabilitating the main parking lot, and numerous other facilities maintenance projects.


August 2012:
A Sentimental Salute!

August 2012 Born of a modest generation later generations would call "The Greatest," the B-17 Flying Fortress pictured here will take the region on a sentimental journey August 11th at the Lewis-Clark Air Festival in a special Salute to Veterans. Like tens of thousands of military aircraft since the dawn of aviation, this one is adorned with "nose art." It's restored from tail gun to flight deck with historical accuracy. But for many, it's the sight of Betty Grable's teasing look back over her shoulder and the sweet refrain of the Andrews Sisters crooning the Bomber's theme song that will soften even the most hardened. That's just what happens when Sentimental Journey shows up. Baby boomers will stare in silence at the bomb bay, wondering what their fathers endured to deliver its payload. Misty-eyed veterans will thumb carefully through mental images conjured up at the sight of the old warbird, while wheelchair-borne Rosie-the-Riveters will search the aluminum skin for that single rivet they remember above all others. The Commemorative Air Force (the aircraft owner) expects the big bomber to arrive at the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport late Thursday, August 9th. Her crew will spend Friday in media tours and public relations efforts. Then August 11th, the Air Festival gates open at 8:00 am with a star spangled, red-white-and-blue tribute to veterans at 10:00 am. So pack a box of tissue and head to the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport August 11th for a Sentimental Journey!

May 2012:
Parking Lot Maintenance

The main customer parking lots will undergo maintenance beginning the first week in June in a three-phased, month-long project aimed at refurbishing the asphalt and extending its life expectancy. The first phase of the project will focus on two areas, the first one between the airline terminal building and FedEx, and the second one, the south east corner of the main lot. Phase Two will be the southernmost section of the main lot (the half closest to the terminal building) while the third phase will rehabilitate the asphalt in the northernmost section of the main lot and the smaller lot between the airline terminal building and Stout Flying Service.

During the project, customers are encouraged to either have family and friends drive them to the airport, or use the overflow section which is the grassy area west of the main entrance road across from the T-33 Aircraft Static Display (the trainer on the pedestal next to the road). Vehicles in the way of construction may have to be towed.

Maintenance efforts will include asphalt cleaning, crack sealing, seal coating, and repainting parking lines. This will be the first time the parking lot has ever had any maintenance, according to Robin Turner, Airport Manager.

We know there will be some inconvenience to customers,” he said, but the end result will be a fine looking parking facility that will last longer. Airport staff hopes to complete the project in June. And as always, parking is free for airport customers.

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