Delayed Airport Master Plan Could Impede Improvements
Steve Myrick

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials plan to meet with Martha’s Vineyard Airport management and airport commissioners next week to discuss the status of the airport’s master plan project, a planning exercise more than two years behind schedule.

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In Formal Step, Airport Commission Puts Manager on Paid Leave
Steve Myrick

Airport manager Sean Flynn has been placed on administrative leave with pay, following a Friday morning closed-door session with the Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission.

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Airport Faces Strict New Deadline from FAA on Lagging Rescue Building
Steve Myrick and Remy Tumin

The Federal Aviation Administration has given the Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission a deadline of Dec. 31 to finish designing an aircraft rescue and firefighting facility that is already years behind schedule.

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Manager on the Sidelines, Commissioners Detail Problems at Airport
Remy Tumin
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.
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Airport Manager Will Step Down
Remy Tumin

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.

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FAA Finds Deficiencies at Vineyard Airport
Remy Tumin
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.
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Legal Spending at Airport Sees Steep Climb
Steve Myrick

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.

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Small Plane Veers off Airport Runway; None Injured
Steve Myrick

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.

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In Drill, First Responders Train for Crash Disaster
Steve Myrick

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

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Contract and a Raise for Airport Manager
Olivia Hull

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.

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