City Council Questions Airport Leadership
The City Council was presented with three separate motions regarding the state of the New Bedford Regional Airport Thursday night.
Councilor at Large Linda Morad believes there is a communication issue between the Airport Commission and the fixed based operators working at the airport.
She says personnel changes in the Commission and management has led to a communication breakdown.
One motion asks to require a pilot and representative of the New Bedford Regional Airport Fixed Based Operators to be permanent members of the commission.
A letter was also sent to Mayor Jon Mitchell to hold a meeting with Airport Manager Erick D'Leon, Airport Commission Chairperson Paul Barton, City Council's Special Committee on the Airport Chairperson Jim Oliveira, Bridgewater State University Flight School representative David Price, Cape Air representative Greg Cormier, three representatives from the Coalition of the Concerned at EWB, and three representatives from the New Bedford Airport Fixed Based Operators to discuss current issues all parties are facing and what can be done to solve them.