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The Columbia Metropolitan Airport has begun work on a multi-year airport master plan project that will ultimately yield an introspective look at the airport’s current facilities, amenities and overall capacity to determine how it can better meet the needs of travelers for the next 20 years. (Photo/File)
Feb 2, 2024

Columbia Metropolitan Airport marks rise in passengers — here’s why

The number inched closer to the highest number of passengers in over a decade that was reached in 2019.

Jan 30, 2024

South Carolina marks milestone of Greenville-made F-16 at Manufacturing Day

Around the clock, an F-16 is in the air somewhere in the world, officials say, protecting U.S. and allied …

The Columbia Metropolitan Airport has begun work on a multi-year airport master plan project that will ultimately yield an introspective look at the airport’s current facilities, amenities and overall capacity to determine how it can better meet the needs of travelers for the next 20 years. (Photo/File)
Jan 29, 2024

Work begins on multi-year Columbia airport master plan

Guiding CAE through the process is engineering firm, Mead & Hunt.

This image taken Sunday, Jan. 7, 2024, and released by the National Transportation Safety Board, shows a section of Alaska Airlines Flight 1282 that is missing panel on a Boeing 737-9 MAX in Portland, Ore. Federal officials are investigating Boeing's oversight of production of a panel that blew off a jetliner in midflight last week. (NTSB via AP)
Jan 12, 2024

Federal officials intensify oversight of Boeing aircraft

The Federal Aviation Administration will begin auditing Boeing's aircraft production and increase oversight of the troubled manufacturer.

The Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) has revealed the Midlands-based artists that have been selected to have their works featured in individual exhibits in 2024-25. (Photo/Provided)
Dec 27, 2023

Meet the artists to be featured at Columbia airport in 2024

The Columbia Metropolitan Airport has revealed the Midlands-based artists that have been selected to have their works featured in individual exhibits in 2024-25.

Nov 14, 2023

How this new tech makes it easier to book flights at Columbia Airport

Passengers will be able to search for flights - domestic, international, nonstop, or connecting - on the airport's website via a widget that is embedded onto an airport's website.

Sep 5, 2023

University of South Carolina Athletics names its ‘official’ airport

The partnership, made through the university's multimedia rightsholder LEARFIELD's Gamecock Sports Properties, will be in place for the next three years.

Jun 27, 2023

Eagle Aviation in Columbia is under new ownership

Columbia-based Eagle Aviation is now under new ownership. The aviation company was recently acquired by Lee Thomas, a longtime employee and a veteran of the aviation industry

Apr 24, 2023

South Carolina Aviation Week is underway with events statewide

The state's growing aviation industry is in focus this week with the celebration of South Carolina Aviation Week, which started Sunday April 23 and runs through Saturday April 29

Oct 13, 2022

Fighter jets extend stay at Columbia Metropolitan Airport

The S.C. Air National Guard's 169th Fighter Wing will be extending flight training operations for its F-16 Falcon fight jets at Columbia Metropolitan Airport for several weeks. The SCANG moved operations to the airport in April

Sep 2, 2022

VIEWPOINT: Airports show resiliency in wake of pandemic

As I sit here today and reflect on the last two years, I can honestly say it has been a mixture of emotions. Like many, I have experienced uncertainty and panic, confusion, and doubt, but then also hope and optimism. The pandemic

Jun 28, 2022

State programs work to fuel interest in aviation careers

Lori Wicker is likely one of the only people you will ever meet who regularly shows up at public schools with a helicopter or an airplane in tow. As executive vice president and director of science, technology, engineering and math