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Ribbon cutting marks takeoff for Pullman Airport


January 2, 2020

Glenn Johnson; Bill Lambert

Pullman Mayor Glenn Johnson and Moscow Mayor Bill Lambert cut the ribbon for the new Pullman-Moscow Airport runway with other local and state officials.

2019 debuted the ending of a three-year construction project and month-long closure of the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport. The award at the end was a new 7,100 foot runway.

The airport was closed for a month to transition to the longer runway equipped with an Instrument Landing System to create a more reliable all-weather airport. Pilots can now land with an instrument approach which uses radio signals and high-intensity lighting arrays.

The ribbon-cutting event was held on the former runway for the airport where hundreds listened to speakers who were involved with the project.

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