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Airport hosts Air Force One

July 2012—King County International Airport welcomed President Barack Obama and Air Force One for an overnight visit to Seattle July 24 and 25. More »

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Airport welcomes Bidens

July 2012—King County International Airport welcomed Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, to Seattle on July 9. More »

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ARFF Unit takes part in county Fire Department Day

July 2012—King County International Airport’s Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Unit showed guests a good time at the 15th annual King County Fire Department Day, held June 22 at the Museum of Flight. More »

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Nasa’s Super Guppy makes a delivery

July 2012—On June 30, NASA’s Super Guppy aircraft, specially designed to carry huge cargo, arrived at King County International Airport/Boeing Field to deliver the first section of the retired full-size mockup space shuttle. More »

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Sound Insulation Program takes care of historic homes

March 2012—Acknowledging the architectural and historical character of significant buildings is important to achieve the goal of The Sound Insulation Program. More »

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Council appoints Quarnstrom to Airport Roundtable

December 2011—The Metropolitan King County Council’s Government Accountability and Oversight Committee appointed Fred Quarnstrom to the King County International Airport Roundtable as the at-large representative. More »

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Council appoints Lentz to Airport Roundtable

September 2011—The Metropolitan King County Council’s Government Accountability and Oversight Committee appointed Richard Lentz to the King County International Airport Roundtable as the representative for Pilot’s Associations. More »

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Gustafson, Parks join Roundtable

August 2012—On Aug. 16, Kurt Gustafson and Lawrence “Ed” Parks were appointed to the King County International Airport Roundtable by the King County Council’s Government Accountability and Oversight Committee. More »

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Council appoints Werner to Airport Roundtable

July 2011—In a hearing before the Metropolitan King County Council’s Government Accountability and Oversight Committee in June, Wayne Werner was appointed as a new member of the King County International Airport Roundtable. More »

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ARFF Unit Chief honored

July 2011—Captain Bryan Howard was off-duty when he came on the scene of a car-tractor accident. The upside-down tractor had trapped 15-year-old Kelyn Wallin in a ditch full of water, diesel fuel, and animal waste from a nearby dairy. More »

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory completed

July 2011—The airport has completed its Greenhouse Gas Inventory study. Most of the greenhouse gas emissions under the airport’s control result from our consumption of natural gas. Another 30 percent were caused by the fuels used in our fleet vehicles. More »

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President lands at Boeing Field

August 2010—King County International Airport welcomed President Barack Obama and Air Force One during the President’s four-hour visit to Seattle Aug. 17. More »

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Air show dazzles in spite of weather

August 2010—For more than 60 years, the Boeing Air Show—with aircraft lifting off from KBFI—has been a highlight of Seattle’s five-week Seafair festival. This year, low clouds and drizzle failed to dampen the enjoyment. More »

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Opportunity Skyway students make first flight

July 2010—Eight students from Opportunity Skyway Air Academy were aboard an Alaska Airlines jet on its delivery flight to King County International Airport on May 27, along with a teacher and a long-time program volunteer. For many of the students, this was their first time in an aircraft. More »

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Council appoints Garvett to Airport Roundtable

April 2010—On April 6, in a hearing before the Metropolitan King County Council’s Government Accountability and Oversight Committee, Donald Garvett was appointed as a new member to the King County International Airport Roundtable. More »

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Airport congratulates flight instructor

April 2010—Teaching someone to fly is a gift, a skill, and not a particularly easy undertaking. On March 17, while working with student Dan Lewis, certified flight instructor Meg Godlewski logged her thousandth hour of dual flight instruction. More »

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Dreamliner lands at Boeing Field after historic first flight

Dec. 2009—Gray and rainy weather failed to dampen the spirits of thousands of people who came out to see the historic first flight of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner on Tuesday, Dec. 15. More »

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