Coastal Airport head exits after one year for NASA job

GEORGETOWN — Last summer, Eric Littleton was a very happy camper. In July 2019 he landed what he considered the perfect close-to-home employment chapter in his storied aviation career as incoming manager of the Delaware Coastal Airport, owned by Sussex County. Less than a year later, opportunity knocked with his ultimate dream job, and he […]

Vintage aircraft flyover to honor health care workers, first responders

GEORGETOWN — A local tribute honoring health care workers and first responders on front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic will take flight across Sussex County Saturday, May 23. Coined Sussex County Air Force Salute, the locally produced flyover that will take place over Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Bayhealth Hospital Sussex Campus in Milford and […]

Delta, American Airlines suspend flights between US, China

NEW YORK — Delta Air Lines and American Airlines are suspending all flights between the U.S. and China as the coronavirus outbreak spreads. American Airlines says it is suspending flights beginning Friday through March 27. Delta says its suspension will not take effect until Feb. 6 to ensure that customers looking to exit China can […]

Frontier Airlines to resume service in Delaware

DOVER — Frontier Airlines is returning service to Delaware, almost five years after it ended its operation in the state, according to state officials. Gov. John Carney’s schedule for this week shows that he will attend an event today at the Wilmington- New Castle Airport to announce restoration of commercial airline service by Frontier beginning […]

United pulls 737 Max until June, adding to Boeing woes

NEW YORK — United Airlines says the Boeing 737 Max has been pulled from its flight schedule until June, the latest in a string of troubling news plaguing the airplane manufacturer. The developments follow Boeing’s announcement Monday that it would halt Max production in January as it became increasingly clear that it still has many […]

Downstate men fly to Delaware Aviation Hall of Fame

During World War II, as a young U.S. Army Air Force officer, Lt. George Schofield was a member of the Air Transport Command’s 2nd Ferrying Group stationed at New Castle County Airport. He served in World War II as an aircraft navigator, using celestial navigation and ferried aircraft, such as the B-17, B-25 and B-26 […]

Sussex County lands new airport manager

GEORGETOWN – From Wallops Island, Sussex County has landed its next managerial pilot for the county-owned Delaware Coastal Airport. Sussex County officials Tuesday announced that Bridgeville resident Eric A. Littleton will assume controls as manager of airport and business park operations this October when current manager Jim Hickin retires after 12 years of service. Mr. […]

Delaware Aviation Hall of Fame picks Dover Air Force Base veteran

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE — A Delaware Aviation Hall of Fame Board member officially notified a former 512th Airlift Wing reservist of her selection into the Delaware Aviation Hall of Fame Aug. 3 during a surprise gathering at Dover Air Force Base. Kathleen Lambert, a retired senior master sergeant formerly assigned to the 326th Airlift […]

Airliner makes emergency landing at Dover A.F. Base

  DOVER — Eighty-seven passengers and six crewmen on a Boeing 737 got an unexpected layover at Dover Air Force Base Monday night when their plane was forced to make an emergency landing due to a mechanical problem. “A United Airlines 737 Flight 1559 en route to Florida from New Jersey declared an in-flight emergency […]

Delaware AirPark celebrates new runway opening

CHESWOLD —Cheswold International Airport? Not any time soon, but some day perhaps. For now, the $33 million project to improve the Delaware AirPark for the next 50 years is uplifting enough. The local aviation community joined with local, state and federal officials Monday morning to celebrate the official opening of Runway 9-27, which was completed […]