1. UMass to open aeronautical research center at Westover base in Chicopee with

    UMass to open aeronautical research center at Westover base in Chicopee with

    Westover Airport and Westover Air Reserve Base got a big boost on Friday with the Patrick administration's announcement that it has allocated $5 million to the University of Massachusetts Amherst to support the creation of a research development partnership with the base – along with the release of a new business plan to promote economic growth opportunities. "Westover Airport and Westover Air Reserve Base are two stellar assets with so much potential for smart growth," Gov. Deval L. Patrick, said in a prepared statement. "To support the region's economy and potential for more private and commercial air service, I ...

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    1. This is a perfect match for our role as one of the country's top research universities, applying our expertise to enhance the safety of air travel and foster economic opportunity.
    2. The Air Force values solid working relationships with the state, and appreciate its recognition of Westover's facilities and as a valuable joint-use airport.
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