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Tweed-New Haven Regional Airport
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of New Haven
OperatorTweed-New Haven Regional Airport Authority
ServesNew Haven, Connecticut
LocationNew Haven County
OpenedAugust 29, 1931 (90 years ago) (1931-08-29)
Focus city forAvelo Airlines
Elevation AMSL12 ft / 4 m
Coordinates41°15′50″N 072°53′12″W / 41.26389°N 72.88667°W / 41.26389; -72.88667Coordinates: 41°15′50″N 072°53′12″W / 41.26389°N 72.88667°W / 41.26389; -72.88667
Websiteflytweed.com
Maps
FAA airport diagram
FAA airport diagram
HVN is located in Connecticut
HVN
HVN
Location of airport in Connecticut
HVN is located in the United States
HVN
HVN
HVN (the United States)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
2/20 5,600 1,707 Asphalt
Statistics (2020)
Aircraft operations352
Total Passengers23,000
Sources: FAA[1]

Tweed-New Haven Regional Airport[2] (IATA: HVN, ICAO: KHVN, FAA LID: HVN) is a public airport located three miles southeast of downtown New Haven, in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States.[3] The airport is partly located in the City of New Haven, which owns the airport,[3] and partly in the town of East Haven.

Tweed is one of two airports with regularly scheduled commercial service in Connecticut, the other being Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks.

It is included in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2017–2021, in which it is categorized as a non-hub primary commercial service facility.

History[edit]

Historical airline service[edit]

Ground-breaking ceremonies for the new airport occurred on November 11, 1929. The facility was later dedicated and opened for traffic on August 29, 1931, as the New Haven Municipal Airport. In 1961 it was renamed in honor of John H. "Jack" Tweed, its first airport manager. The first airline to serve New Haven was Li-Con Airways, Inc., (Long Island-Connecticut Airways) of Islip, Long Island, New York. That carrier commenced service on November 10, 1933, and provided passenger and airmail service until July 1934. In the fall of 1934, American Airlines began serving New Haven as a stop on flights between New York and Boston and continued service until 1960. The American service was then replaced by Allegheny Airlines and Allegheny Commuter ( with the latter being operated by commuter air carriers Suburban Airlines and Pennsylvania Airlines). Allegheny operated British Aircraft Corporation BAC One-Eleven jets into Tweed in the mid-1970s. Eastern Airlines initiated service in 1948 and then left in 1970 due to legal challenges pertaining to a runway extension. Eastern returned briefly from 1972 to 1974 with Boeing 727 and McDonnell Douglas DC-9-30 "Whisperjet" service nonstop to Baltimore-Washington (BWI), Washington-National (DCA) and Boston. The carrier also offered one-stop service to Miami (MIA) and Atlanta (ATL).

1970s and 1980s[edit]

Fixed base operator (FBO) New Haven Airways started scheduled flights in 1978 and became New Haven's hometown airline, NewAir in 1980.[4] The airline operated flights to New York's JFK and LaGuardia Airports, Philadelphia, Baltimore/Washington International, and Washington National Airports, with de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter, Embraer EMB-110 Bandeirante and Short 360 commuter turboprop aircraft. NewAir ended all service in 1985.

Competing was Pilgrim Airlines based at Groton–New London,[5] to New York–JFK and LaGuardia, Boston, Washington (DCA) on de Havilland Canada Twin Otters and Fokker F27 turbprops. By the mid-1980s the two airlines merged and were then purchased by Hartford-based Business Express Airlines, which initially flew only from Brainard Airport to Boston and Philadelphia. Business Express established a code-sharing relationship with Delta Air Lines and became a Delta Connection feeder airline in 1985.

In 1987 Hyannis-based Provincetown-Boston Airlines (PBA), a commuter airline for PeoplExpress Airlines (which was subsequently merged into Continental Airlines), began flights to New Haven. PBA operating as Continental Express flew Embraer EMB-110s from Tweed to Continental's hub at Newark and also to Hyannis and Nantucket, Massachusetts.

USAir Express (operated by commuter air carriers PSA, Piedmont, Allegheny) flew to Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Washington, DC area airports, utilizing Shorts 360, Dash-8 100/300, Dornier 328 and Beechcraft 1900 turboprop aircraft.

Jet flights from New Haven to Chicago O'Hare Airport started in 1985–86, initially on Air Wisconsin's BAe-146s operating code sharing service as "United Express” on behalf of United Airlines. From 1991 to 1996, United Airlines Boeing 737-300s and 737-500s flew non-stop to O'Hare. Tweed was also served by Atlantic Coast Airlines operating code sharing service as United Express flying Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia turboprops to Washington Dulles Airport.

Continental Express (flown by PBA) service continued with Beechcraft 1900 and ATR 42 turboprops, while Business Express flights were operated with Saab 340 and Beechcraft 1900 turboprops.

Other small air carriers serving New Haven over the years: Ocean Airlines, Astec Air East, East Hampton Aire, Trans International Express, TW Express operated by Pocono Airlines on behalf of Trans World Airlines (TWA), and Northwest Airlink operated by Precision Airlines and Northeast Express Regional Airlines on behalf of Northwest Airlines.

1990s[edit]

By the late 1990s service began to decline to the airport. Business Express service ended, as it put its Saab-340s out of service after its acquisition by AMR Corporation. Continental Express flights ended in 1994, returned in 1995, and then left again on December 17, 1997.[6]

21st century[edit]

Comair (Delta Connection) began service to HVN in 2004 with three daily flights to Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport using CRJ-200 aircraft. The airline ceased operations at HVN in January 2006.

Pan Am Clipper Connection, operated by Boston-Maine Airways, began non-stop flights to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Hanscom Field, and Pease International Airport on March 8, 2007 using 19-seat Jetstream 31 aircraft. Service ended on July 30, 2007.[7]

This left US Airways Express (Piedmont) as the only airline at Tweed, which in 2015 became American Eagle.

American Eagle was the only airline serving New Haven year round. As of November 29, 2017, PSA replaced Piedmont's Dash 8-100 turboprop service with three daily round trips to and from Philadelphia on Canadair CRJ-200, Canadair CRJ-700 and occasionally Canadair CRJ-900 regional jets. Weekly flights to Charlotte Douglas International Airport started on December 22, 2018. Service by Republic Airways to Philadelphia and flying the Embraer E-175 commenced on May 3, 2019. On September 9, 2020 all service was shifted to Charlotte then subsequently cancelled one month later on October 7, 2020. American Eagle service resumed on January 5, 2021 after a renewal of the government subsidized CARES Act created by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Service was shifted back to Philadelphia with one daily flight however all service ended once again on September 30, 2021.[8]

United Airlines connects to New Haven's Union Station in downtown New Haven via Amtrak train to/from Newark Liberty International Airport (IATA: EWR); the airport code for New Haven, in this case, is (IATA: ZVE), but United does not fly to Tweed.

Today, the airport is operated by AFCO AvPorts of Dulles, Virginia, under contract with the Tweed-New Haven Regional Airport Authority.

Public transit to the airport is available on Connecticut Transit's 206 route.

On April 18, 2019, Shoreline Aviation announced a merger with Cape Air. This popular New Haven-based seaplane service is expected to continue connecting HVN with the 23rd Street Seaplane Base in New York City. The merger could also provide future connection opportunities within Cape Air/Nantucket Airline's New England service area.

On June 14, 2019, Southern Airways Express, a Florida-based-Part 135 commuter carrier, began seasonal nonstop service between Tweed and Nantucket, Massachusetts.[9]

On May 6, 2021, Houston based low cost startup Avelo Airlines announced that it would be opening its first East Coast base at New Haven Tweed. The airline operates a fleet of Boeing 737-700 aircraft and initial routes from Tweed would be to Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando, and Tampa beginning on November 3, 2021. Before service even started, two more routes were announced to Sarasota and West Palm Beach.[10] Service began as planned on November 3 with the first flight departing New Haven to Orlando.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

All non-airline traffic at New Haven is handled by Robinson Aviation. Shoreline Aviation's maintenance base and seaplane service is also located on Tweed's east ramp.

Tweed-New Haven Airport covers 394 acres (159 ha) at an elevation of 12 feet (4 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt runways: 2/20 is 5,600 by 150 feet (1,707 x 46 m) and 14/32 is 3,626 by 100 feet (1,105 x 30 m).[3]

Between 28 February 2014 and 28 February 2015, the airport served 33,346 aircraft operations, averaging 91 per day: 81.9% general aviation, 8.2% scheduled commercial, 8.4% air taxi, and 1.5% military. 65 aircraft were then based at this airport: 87.6% single-engine, 6.2% multi-engine, and 6.2% jet.[3]

According to the FAA Air Traffic Activity System (ATADS) database, for calendar year 2017, Tweed hosted some 25,783 aircraft operations. Each takeoff and landing counts as an aircraft operation.

View of East Ramp during visit of Boeing 737-700 Business Jet

General aviation operations at the airport are handled by the Fixed-Base Operator, Robinson Aviation, Inc, which has been providing FBO services at the airport since 1989. Services offered include on-site maintenance, flight training and aircraft rental via New Haven Aviation Center, in addition to normal ground handling, fueling and concierge services. General aviation accounts for the majority of traffic at the airport, catering to corporate, charter, and private use aircraft of all sizes.

The Connecticut Wing Civil Air Patrol 73rd Minuteman Squadron (NER-CT-073) operates out of the airport.

Planned expansion and opposition[edit]

The future of the airport has been the subject of disagreement between the City of New Haven and the Town of East Haven. New Haven has advocated airport runway expansion, which would be required to attract more commercial air service and larger planes.[11][12] Some groups of local residents have historically been opposed, saying that expansion would negatively affect the local environment and health of New Haven and East Haven residents.[13][14]

In 2002, the FAA and the State of Connecticut had approved the airport's layout plan which specified the installation of safety overruns and extending the length of Tweed's main runway 02–20. In 2007, the FAA and the State of Connecticut approved the addition of safety overruns to Tweed's main runway. The City of New Haven issued the wetlands and building permits for the project, but officials in East Haven voted to reject the upgrade proposal and deny permits for work on the East Haven (North) side; the Airport Authority and the City of New Haven filed a lawsuit against the Town of East Haven to allow work on the north overrun, and won.

HVN with New Haven in the background in June, 2019

Since the lawsuit, the Airport Authority has completed the work for the $25 million safety overruns on the New Haven (south) side of the airport, as well as the East Haven (north) side.[15]

On March 16, 2009 New Haven and East Haven announced that an agreement had been reached, keeping the main runway at 5,600 feet (1,700 m), with all obstructions in the approach zones to be removed. Departures are to be capped at 30 per day, with a passenger cap of 180,000 boardings per year.[16]

In July 2014, the Tweed New Haven Airport Authority and the City of New Haven sought federal grant money as a part of the Small Community Air Service Development Program. Language within this air service proposal described the airport's hope to lengthen the main runway past 5,600 feet (1,700 m).[17] In the same month, the airport also sought an increase in annually-appropriated State of Connecticut funds, specifically to pave the runway safety areas in order to expand the length of the runway.[18] This legislation was not enacted and federal money for air service development was not granted. In 2015, Mayor Toni Harp of New Haven and Rep. Rosa DeLauro wrote a joint letter to residents pledging their support for runway expansion.[19]

Opposition to the airport runway expansion is strong among some local residents, resulting in a small[citation needed] grassroots campaign.[20] Tensions flared up at May 20, 2015[21][22] and May 21, 2015[23][24][25][26] community meetings. East Haven voters and Mayor Joseph Maturo still oppose Tweed expansion proposals.[27]

In November 2015, the Airport Authority's Board of Directors voted to sue the State of Connecticut in Federal court.[28][29]

Tim Larson, former Executive Director and State Senator for East Hartford described Tweed as "an airport at a critical juncture. Commercial carriers are interested in servicing the Southern Connecticut market but will not consider coming to Tweed until the runway is lengthened." He added that "American (formerly US Airways), may discontinue our existing service when in the next few years they replace the current Dash-8 aircraft with planes that require a longer runway."[30] Activist residents responded with a new effort against the expansion and a reporting app for noise, health, and quality of life complaints.[31] East Haven Mayor Maturo described the lawsuit as "foolish".[32][33]

In July 2019, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Tweed New Haven Airport. In a unanimous opinion, the court ruled that the state statute limiting the length of the runway is preempted by federal law, and is therefore invalid.[34]

In December 2019, Connecticut Attorney General William Tong submitted an appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States seeking a challenge to the runway expansion.[35]

On March 23, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States declined to hear the State of Connecticut's appeal to the proposed runway expansion. Having exhausted all legal options, the state can no longer prevent the airport from expanding its runway and adding additional services.[36]

On May 6, 2021, Avelo Airlines announced that their new East Coast hub will be located at Tweed, and will hire 100 new employees to be based in New Haven. Flights will begin in the third quarter of 2021. It was also announced that Avports will build a new terminal on the East Haven side of the airport in addition to expanding the length of the runway.

Airline and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinationsRefs
Avelo Airlines Baltimore (begins May 26, 2022),[37] Charleston (SC), Chicago–Midway (begins May 26, 2022),[37] Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Myrtle Beach, Nashville, Orlando, Raleigh/Durham (begins May 26, 2022),[37] Sarasota, Savannah,[38] Tampa, West Palm Beach, Wilmington (NC) (begins June 30, 2022)[39] [40]

Statistics[edit]

Enplanements[edit]

Annual passenger traffic at HVN airport. See source Wikidata query.
Annual passenger traffic at HVN
1999 – present
[41]
Year Passengers Year Passengers Year Passengers Year Passengers
1999 44,883 2000 38,159 2001 38,766 2002 21,904
2003 15,446 2004 39,739 2005 65,142 2006 38,144
2007 36,637 2008 33,988 2009 33,000 2010 35,854
2011 40,074 2012 36,975 2013 37,434 2014 33,625
2015 30,955 2016 27,911 2017 28,662 2018 39,030
2019 50,355 2020 23,000 2021 2022

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On March 1, 1958, an American Airlines Convair CV-240-O with eight passengers destined for Bridgeport Airport crashed on the runway after the landing gear was retracted before the aircraft had lifted off. The plane landed on its belly and a small engine fire occurred. There were no injuries.
  • On June 7, 1971, an Allegheny Airlines Convair 580 with 30 passengers arriving from Groton-New London Airport crashed, striking cottages 4,890 feet (1,490 m) from the runway. 28 occupants died. It was blamed on pilot error.[42]
  • On January 7, 2011, a Bombardier Dash 8-100, operating as Piedmont Airlines flight 4507 from Philadelphia International Airport to New Haven was struck by lightning over the Long Island Sound. The captain reported electrical problems and diverted safely to Long Island Macarthur Airport due to better weather. The flight carried 33 passengers who were bused to New Haven.
  • On August 9, 2013, a Rockwell International Turbo Commander 690B from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey crashed into two houses in an East Haven residential neighborhood while on approach to this airport. The impact and the resulting fires destroyed both houses.[43] The incident resulted in the deaths of both people on the plane (the 54-year-old pilot Bill Henningsgaard and his 17-year-old son Maxwell) and two children in one of the homes (13-year-old Sade Brantley and her 1-year-old sister Madisyn Mitchell).
  • On February 22, 2017, a single-engine Piper PA-38-112, which was operated by the Connecticut Flight Academy, crashed southeast of Runway 2 in a swamp. This is the second deadliest crash for the flight academy. The student pilot was killed on impact, the flight instructor was listed in critical condition. Eyewitnesses reported seeing the plane nosedive prior to crashing. The NTSB wrapped up its investigation and published a final report on the accident on February 12, 2018. A plastic valve inside the fuel selector was found to have failed in such a position as to restrict fuel flow to the engine, resulting in a total loss of engine power due to fuel starvation. Final blame was shared between the flight school, whom the NTSB said failed to properly address progressive wear and binding of the part, as well as the flight instructor's exceeding the critical angle of attack for the plane while attempting an emergency return to the airport, resulting in an aerodynamic stall/spin.[44]
  • On May 3, 2020, at about 3:30pm, a large brush fire broke out on airport property between Dean St and Runway 02/20. The fire was extinguished in a few hours by New Haven Fire Department. No injuries were reported and no aircraft or buildings were reported damaged. The incident was not linked to any aircraft operations.[45]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Air Traffic Activity System". Federal Aviation Administration. February 9, 2016.
  2. ^ "Tweed New Haven Airport". official website.
  3. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Form 5010 for HVN PDF. Federal Aviation Administration. Effective Sep 15, 2016.
  4. ^ "NewAir – New Haven Airways". Airline Timetable Images. November 3, 2006. Retrieved October 12, 2011.
  5. ^ "Pilgrim Airlines". AirTimes. February 8, 2009. Retrieved October 12, 2011.
  6. ^ Multiple editions of the American Express SkyGuide
  7. ^ Baruzzi, Cara (July 21, 2007). "Pan Am ending flights at Tweed". New Haven Register. Archived from the original on September 28, 2007.
  8. ^ aa.com
  9. ^ "SOUTHERN AIRWAYS EXPRESS". iflysouthern.com. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  10. ^ Gosselin, Kenneth R. "Tweed New Haven Airport announces $100 million expansion and the arrival of Avelo Airlines. Here's what it means for New Haven, the state and air passengers". courant.com. Retrieved May 7, 2021.
  11. ^ "Supreme Court Paves Way For Runway | New Haven Independent". www.newhavenindependent.org. March 23, 2020. Retrieved October 19, 2020.
  12. ^ Zaretsky, Mark (July 9, 2019). "Tweed New Haven Airport wins lawsuit on runway expansion". New Haven Register. Retrieved October 19, 2020.
  13. ^ "Jet Service protested at New Haven". Associated Press. Retrieved November 30, 2015.
  14. ^ "Protesters decry the resumption of Jet Airline Service". Associated Press. Retrieved November 30, 2015.
  15. ^ Zapana, Victor (April 23, 2008). "Tweed renovations could take off even though East Haven remains opposed". Yale Daily News. Archived from the original on April 25, 2008. Retrieved May 6, 2008.
  16. ^ Tweed New Haven Airport Authority (March 16, 2009). "Memorandum of Agreement Concerning Tweed New Haven Regional Airport Between the City of New Haven, the Town of East Haven, and the Tweed New Haven Airport Authority" (PDF). Retrieved May 29, 2015. Runway 2-20 shall be limited to the existing paved runway length of 5,600 linear feet.
  17. ^ City of New Haven (July 31, 2014). "Proposal Under The: Small Community Air Service Development Program" (PDF). Retrieved May 29, 2015. Phase 3 is crucial to developing future air service as it involves the paving of the safety areas of Runway 02 and 20 which would effectively provide 6,200 feet of runway for takeoffs and enable HVN to handle larger jets flying to further destinations. The airport continues to work with the FAA to secure approval and funding for Phase 3 implementation.
  18. ^ TRA (July 1, 2014). "AN ACT CONCERNING TWEED -NEW HAVEN AIRPORT" (PDF). Retrieved May 29, 2015. The proceeds of the sale of said bonds, to the extent of the amount stated in subsection (a) of this section, shall be used by the Department of Transportation for the purpose of trimming or removing trees and paving existing runway safety areas at Tweed - New Haven Airport.
  19. ^ City of New Haven (April 28, 2015). "Letter from Toni M. Harp, Mayor" (PDF). Retrieved May 29, 2015. ...the 5600ft runway remains too short for many modern types of commercial aircraft. It is proposed, therefore, to pave 1,000 feet of the existing safety zone to the south and 500 feet of the existing safety zone to the north of the existing runway.
  20. ^ Voters Opposed to Tweed Expansion (May 20, 2015). "StopTweed.org Media Release". Retrieved May 29, 2015. The community activist group who are calling themselves Voters Opposed to Tweed Expansion (VOTE) have been meeting in their homes to review assessments and national airline data and have launched www.stoptweed.org, to help others learn what the potential impact on the environmental, quality of life and taxpayer impacts of the proposed airport expansion.
  21. ^ "Crowd turns out to slam proposed Tweed runway expansion". New Haven Register. May 21, 2015. Retrieved May 29, 2015. Well over 100 people crammed into the old terminal at Tweed, at one point filling most of its available space, including a staircase overlooking the action.
  22. ^ ""We Don't Want It!" Tweed Neighbors Declare". New Haven Independent. May 21, 2015. Retrieved May 29, 2015. City and Tweed-New Haven Airport pitched plane-weary Morris Cove neighbors Wednesday night on a plan to pave another 1,500 feet of runway to boost air service into town—and received a ritual chorus of angry opposition from an overflow crowd.
  23. ^ "Shoreline Residents Up in Arms Over Airport Expansion Plans". NBC Connecticut. May 21, 2015. Retrieved May 29, 2015. The city and Tweed agreed not to pave the runway safety areas in 2009. Many residents wonder why that appears to be changing now.
  24. ^ "Neighbors furious over proposed runway expansion at Tweed-New Haven Airport". Fox CT. May 21, 2015. Retrieved May 29, 2015. The second of two planned meetings saw another at-capacity crowd at Nathan Hale Elementary Thursday night after the room was packed on Wednesday. Angry neighbors clashed with airport officials from Tweed New Haven Airport over a plan to expand the airport’s primary runway from 5,600 feet to 6,100 feet.
  25. ^ "Emotions run high at community meeting about Tweed Airport expansion". WTNH. New Haven. May 21, 2015. Retrieved May 29, 2015. The event was supposed to be an opportunity to for residents to talk to city officials about their plans to support a proposal that would increase the size of the airport’s runway and dramatically bring in more plane traffic in the coming years. People did speak, but you have to wonder how much they were truly listening to one another. There was a lot of shouting among people in the crowd, and those who asked questions didn’t hesitate to interrupt those they asked the questions to.
  26. ^ "More outcry as Tweed, New Haven officials hear community concerns on possible airport expansion". New Haven Register. May 21, 2015. Retrieved May 29, 2015. “We are all trying to do what we think is best for New Haven,” Nemerson said, adding this is being completed despite the proposal’s controversy.
  27. ^ "UPDATE: Mayor Maturo Still Opposed to Tweed Airport Expansion Plans. East Haven residents greatly oppose the expansion plans". East Haven Patch. May 21, 2015. Retrieved May 29, 2015. A statement from East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr. regarding plans by some to expand Tweed Airport. “The City of New Haven, in conjunction with state and federal legislators, have begun more actively discussing the future of Tweed Airport. However, there are still many questions that remain unanswered. Moving ahead, I am committed to ensuring that our residents’ concerns and voices will be heard and that all of our questions will be answered. Until those questions are answered to the satisfaction of my constituents, I will continue to stand opposed to any expansion of Tweed and will continue to fight to protect the interests of our residents.”
  28. ^ "Tweed Suing State Over Runway". New Haven Independent. November 19, 2015. Retrieved November 30, 2015. The airport authority’s board voted 11-2 Wednesday, with one abstention, to file a lawsuit against the state seeking to declare illegal a 2009 law limiting the main runway to 5,600 feet.
  29. ^ "Press Release and Resolution" (PDF). Tweed New Haven Airport Authority. November 18, 2015. Retrieved November 30, 2015. WHEREAS the Authority wishes to seek a declaratory ruling from the U.S. District Court that Connecticut General Statutes Section 15-120j(c) is illegal and invalid because Federal law provides that control over the nation’s airspace, including determinations as to the length and character of runways and taxiways, is exclusively within the jurisdiction of the federal government, and state governments are pre-empted from making such determinations.
  30. ^ Voters Opposed to Tweed Expansion (November 21, 2015). "Desperate Times, Desperate Measures". Retrieved November 30, 2015. Tim Larson, Executive Director of the Authority, described Tweed as “an airport at a critical juncture. Commercial carriers are interested in servicing the Southern Connecticut market but will not consider coming to Tweed until the runway is lengthened.” “in addition,” he said, “our current carrier, American (formerly US Airways), may discontinue our existing service when in the next few years they replace the current Dash-8 aircraft with planes that require a longer runway.” “More than $35 million of public funds have been invested in this airport,” Larson said, “and that investment makes no sense if there is no commercial service here.”
  31. ^ Voters Opposed to Tweed Expansion (November 21, 2015). "Help Test Our Incident Reporting App". Retrieved November 30, 2015. We’re rolling out a new incident reporting tool called Tweedle. Contact us if you’d like to help test it. We’re providing this alternative because the complaint form provided by Tweed is not only limited to just noise, it’s also frequently broken or ignored. Tweedle is a Ruby on Rails app based upon Toronto’s Doored. It is 100% Free/Open-Source Software, and we’re looking for devs who are interested in working on it (we know New Haven has a vibrant Ruby programming community!).
  32. ^ "Tweed New Haven Airport Authority to sue Connecticut over runway". New Haven Register. November 19, 2015. Retrieved November 30, 2015. Maturo questioned the path the authority was taking. “I just think it’s foolish to sue the state,” Maturo said. “I think we have better ways to spend our money than to give it to attorneys. I think what would be better would be to go to the legislative delegation from New Haven and East Haven” and ask them “to change the bill instead of suing.”
  33. ^ "Tweed Sues State Over Runway Limitation: Report, East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr. said he doesn't think it's wise to sue the state, according to a report". East Haven Patch. November 19, 2015. Retrieved November 30, 2015. Maturo said he does not understand the action being taken by the authority. “I just think it’s foolish to sue the state,” said Maturo via the New Haven Register.
  34. ^ Zaretsky, Mark (July 9, 2019). "Tweed New Haven Airport wins lawsuit on runway expansion". New Haven Register. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
  35. ^ "Tong Appeals Tweed Ruling To Supreme Court | New Haven Independent". www.newhavenindependent.org. December 6, 2019. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
  36. ^ "U.S. Supreme Court won't hear appeal over airport runway". WTNH.com. March 23, 2020. Retrieved July 20, 2021.
  37. ^ a b c "Avelo Expands East Coast Network with 3 New Routes from New Haven". March 8, 2022.
  38. ^ "Avelo Airlines Significantly Expands Service from Connecticut to Four Popular Southeastern U.S. Destinations". February 16, 2022.
  39. ^ "Avelo Airlines Soars into Second Year with New Base and Routes".
  40. ^ "Destinations". Avelo Airlines. Retrieved January 18, 2022.
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  42. ^ Ranter, Harro. "ASN Aircraft accident Convair CV-580 N5832 New Haven Airport, CT (HVN)". aviation-safety.net.
  43. ^ "Pilot, Child Dead After East Haven Plane Crash". NBC Connecticut. August 9, 2013.
  44. ^ "NTSB Aviation Accident Final Report". National Transportation Safety Board - Aviation Database. March 29, 2018. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
  45. ^ "Large Brush Fire at Tweed Airport New Haven FD on Scene". WTNH.com. May 3, 2020.

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