Manager on the Sidelines, Commissioners Detail Problems at Airport

While manager Sean Flynn remains out of the office, airport commissioners provided new details about their decision to put him on leave. Among other things, the FAA issued a letter of investigation following a failure to correct operational deficiencies.

Airport Manager Will Step Down

Martha’s Vineyard Airport manager Sean Flynn is leaving his job, the chairman of airport commission said Thursday, capping months of tension over operational issues and workplace disputes. “We’re negotiating an amicable separation,” commission chairman Myron Garfinkle told the Gazette.

FAA Finds Deficiencies at Vineyard Airport

The airport is under an Oct. 15 deadline to correct several deficiencies in airport operations or face potential sanctions, including loss of its status as a commercial airport. The airport manager has taken an unscheduled vacation.

Legal Spending at Airport Sees Steep Climb

For the second year in a row, legal spending is sharply up at the Martha’s Vineyard Airport, due largely to the recently-concluded lawsuit with the county over control and authority at the airport.

Small Plane Veers off Airport Runway; None Injured

A six-passenger aircraft veered off the main runway at the Martha’s Vineyard Airport shortly before noon Saturday when the plane’s landing gear collapsed. The pilot, a passenger, and a dog, were unhurt, officials said.

In Drill, First Responders Train for Crash Disaster

Martha’s Vineyard Airport safety teams staged a disaster drill at the airport Sunday simulating the crash of a 50-passenger aircraft.

Contract and a Raise for Airport Manager

The manager of the Martha’s Vineyard Airport has a new contract that comes with a big salary increase. The airport commission voted to renew Sean Flynn’s contract through 2018, with a 20 per cent increase from the contract he signed in 2010.

JetBlue to Offer Flights Between Vineyard and Boston

Starting this summer, JetBlue Airways will begin running seasonal nonstop flights between the Vineyard and Boston. JetBlue announced Tuesday that service will begin June 17, with daily flights through Sept. 7.

High Cost of In-House Attorneys Questioned at Airport

Ongoing internal clashes at the Martha’s Vineyard Airport are now focusing on an unseen, but costly presence at meetings of the airport commission: legal counsel. Two Boston attorneys routinely participate by phone at a cost of $525 an hour.

Executive Session Set Following Domestic Incident Involving Airport Manager

The Martha's Vineyard Airport Commission has called a special meeting in executive session for next Wednesday following a domestic disburbance involving the airport manager.

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