FAA Releases Paine Field Environmental Assessment, Everett Mayor Calls For Commercial Service to Begin

September 14, 2012

Everett

Paine Field

The battle over commercial passenger service is really about to heat up.

The FAA today released its Commercial Air Service Environmental Assessment. You can read the entire document here.. Meanwhile Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson released the following statement:

“With this release of the FAA environmental assessment of potential commercial air service at Paine Field, I trust the Snohomish County community and taxpayers…who own the airport… have a comprehensive, thorough and all-inclusive examination of Paine Field’s potential. The agency has a long history of thoroughly reviewing the environmental impact of aviation projects and withstanding challenge.

We appreciate the exhaustive work the FAA has taken to ensure the accuracy of its findings and we are all aware of the significant resources and time spent studying this issue. We believe that this agency review stands on its own and the community should support it and move on.

Realizing the potential of Paine Field will provide necessary FAA funding that supports and enhances our aerospace cluster which is critical to our local, regional and state-wide economy.

Our Snohomish County airport is a significant regional transportation asset, and it is time to develop its potential with the introduction of regular commercial air service.”

A spokesman for Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon referred all comments to the FAA.

Many Snohomish County officials as well as the Mayors of Mukilteo and Edmonds have opposed commercial service.

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