NextGen helps PDX flights lower emissions, minimize noise

by timmel 12/26/2012 3:54 PM
If you flew into PDX this holiday season, it's possible you may have been on a flight starting to use new technology in their final approach to the runway. The Federal Aviation Administration published flight approach procedures for its Next Generation Air Transportation System, also known as NextGen, in September. The satellite-based aircraft navigation system is gradually replacing the nation's legacy ground-based equipment network and is designed to help pilots fly existing routes more precisely. [More]

Best wishes to our departing interns from Inha University

by timmel 12/12/2012 4:56 PM
This week, the Port of Portland bid a fond farewell to our three interns from Inha University in South Korea. The three students completed their five-month internships at the Port. Before departing, they each gave a final presentation about what they learned while working at the Port and reflected on being immersed in a different culture. [More]

Our avian visitor

by timmel 12/4/2012 4:44 PM
Port of Portland employees working out of our headquarters building have been treated to an up close and personal viewing of a barn owl over the last couple of days. The owl first appeared roosting on the window ledge on the south side of the building on Friday morning and has been spotted at a few different locations around the building since then. [More]