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OST-1998-3621 - EAS at Central and Circle, AK

 

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EAS Docket


Essential Air Service at CENTRAL AND CIRCLE, ALASKA

Order 1998-3-29
OST-1998-3621

Issued March 27, 1998 | Served April 1, 1998

pdficon.gif (87 bytes)Order

By:  Charles Hunnicutt



Order 98-3-29 | OST-98-3621 | 42609 | Issued March 27, 1998 | Served April 1, 1998

pdficon.gif (87 bytes)Order Tentatively Reselecting Carrier

By this order we are tentatively reselecting Warbelow's Air Ventures, Inc. to provide subsidized essential air service at Central and Circle, Alaska, for the two-year period beginning April 1, 1998, through March 31, 2000, at an annual subsidy rate of $31,839.

By: Charles Hunnicutt



April 22, 1998

pdficon.gif (87 bytes)Tatonduk Flying Service Proposal to Provide EAS

This proposal is in response to an order tentatively reselecting Warbelow's Air Ventures Inc, to provide essential air service to Central and Circle, Alaska. Tatonduk Flying Service a, k.a. Tatonduk Outfitters Ltd. is tendering the counter proposal contained in this document to provide essential air service for Central and Circle, Alaska. Service would be provided with a PA-32R300 Piper Lance aircraft. This aircraft can provide a maximum passenger seating of 5 or carry loads of up to 900 pounds from Fairbanks to Central and Circle. This offer would provide a schedule of five round trips per week for 52 weeks per year.

By:  Tatonduk, Stephen Hunter, 907-474-4697



May 22, 1998

pdficon.gif (87 bytes)Application of Tatonduk Flying Service

pdficon.gif (87 bytes)Application of Warbleows Air Ventures

Warbelow's is proposing main service with a Cessna 207 and backing it up with a Piper Navajo. Our calculations deem that a Navajo would be used approximately 20% of the time (equivalent to once per week in a Navajo) due to weather and load conditions. As you can see by our projection breakdown, the expense breakdown utilizes this 20/80 aircraft breakdown.



Order 98-6-35 | OST-98-3621 | (42609) | Issued June 29, 1998 | Served July 6, 1998

pdficon.gif (87 bytes)Order Re-selecting Carrier

By this order we are reselecting Warbelow’s Air Ventures, Inc. to provide subsidized essential air service at Central and Circle, Alaska, for the two-year period beginning on July 1, 1998, at an annual subsidy rate of $21,908.

By: Charles Hunnicutt



Order 00-5-7
OST-98-3621
Issued May 9, 2000
Served May 12, 2000
Order Requesting Proposals Essential Air Service at Central and Circle, Alaska
    Appendix A:  O&D Traffic  
    Service List  

By:  Bradley Mims



Order 00-10-5
OST-98-3621
Issued October 3, 2000
Served October 6, 2000
Order Selecting Carrier and Setting Final Rate Essential Air Service at Central and Circle, Alaska

By:  Francisco J. Sanchez



Order 02-7-25
OST-98-3621
Issued July 17, 2002
Served July 22, 2002
Order Requesting Proposals

Microsoft Word File
Essential Air Service at Central and Circle, Alaska

By:  Read Van de Water



OST-98-3621 August 8, 2002
Docketed November 12, 2002
Proposal of Warbelow's Air Ventures Essential Air Service at Circle, Alaska

Proposal of Warbelow's Air Ventures to provide Essential Air Service at Central and Circle, Alaska for the period July 1, 2002 to June 30, 2004.

By: Art Warbelow

OST-98-3621 November 6, 2002
Docketed November 12, 2002
Revised Proposal of Servant Air Essential Air Service at Circle, Alaska

Revised Proposal of Servant Air, Inc. for Circle and Central, Alaska Essential Air Service.



Order 03-1-25
OST-98-3621
Issued January 23, 2003
Served January 28, 2003
Order Setting Interim Subsidy Rate Essential Air Service at Central and Circle, Alaska

Order 2003-1-25, the Department extends as an interim rate the recently expired subsidy rate for the essential air service (EAS) provided by Warbelow's Air Ventures, Inc., at Central and Circle, Alaska, until a new final rate can be established.

By: Randall Bennett



September 17, 2003

Request from the Essential Air Service Division to Alaska Statewide Aviation

As you know, Order 2002-7-25, July 17, 2002, requested proposals for Essential Air Service (EAS) at Central and Circle, Alaska. In response to our request we received proposals from and have negotiated service/subsidy agreements with two carriers: Servant Air, Inc., and the incumbent, Warbelow's Air Ventures, Inc. Each carrier's contract would extend for a two-year period after issuance of a Department order. The proposals are summarized as follows.

Servant Air, Inc.

Servant would provide five round trips per week routed Fairbanks-Central-CircleFairbanks. All service would be provided with 5-seat Piper Lance, PA-32 aircraft. Servant would require $128,787 annual subsidy for this service.

Warbelow's Air Ventures, Inc.

Warbelow's would provide the same frequency and service pattern as Servant, five round trips per week routed Fairbanks-Central-Circle-Fairbanks. All service would be provided with 8-seat Piper Navajo, PA-31 aircraft. Warbelow's would require $56,932 annual subsidy for this service.

We request that you review this information and submit any comments you may have by October 1, 2003, on the carrier selection decision. We know this matter is important to you and we will act as quickly as possible upon receipt of your letter.

By: Dennis DeVany



Order 03-10-9
OST-98-3621 - EAS at Central and Circle, AK

Issued October 7, 2003 | Served October 10, 2003

Order Setting Final Rates

As discussed in Order 2002-2-13, the Department authorized emergency EAS payments to subsidized carriers because of the losses suffered by them in the face of generally lower revenue and higher costs after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, combined with the fact that the EAS carriers are paid on a pre-agreed, fixed rate per flight. That order provided for immediate increases to the final rates then in place on an ad hoc, interim basis, along with authority to re-negotiate new final rates retroactive to October 1 until the end of the carriers' selection term as provided in the order. By Order 2003-1-25 we extended that rate as an interim beyond the end of the carrier selection term, June 30, 2002, until further Department action.

By: Michael Reynolds



September 29, 2003

Correspondence of State of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

Correspondence from State of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities in response to the Department's September 17, 2003 request letter for any State comments. The State of Alaska DOT finds both Servant Air and Warbelow's Air Ventures in compliance with the Alaska statute requirements for insurance coverage and therefore finds no compelling reason to recommend one company over the other.

By: Kip Knudson



Order 03-11-1
OST-98-3621 - EAS at Central and Circle, AK

Issued November 3, 2003 | Served November 6, 2003

Order Selecting Carrier and Setting Final Rate

After careful review of this matter, including the comments submitted by the State DOT, we have decided to reselect Warbelow' s to continue to provide essential air service to Central and Circle. We will set a final subsidy rate of $56,932 per year for this service for the period beginning November 1, 2003, through October 31, 2005. The subsidy requested by Warbelow's appears reasonable.

We have decided to select Warbelow's Option A for several reasons. First, and foremost, that option is favored by the carrier because of its historical experience in serving the communities, and is also strongly supported by the Circle Village Council. Second, for a small increase in subsidy, the communities will receive increased capacity with a majority of the flights operated with the larger Piper aircraft, and an increased level of reliability and safety that operation with a larger multi-engine aircraft provides.

As suggested by the Circle Village Council, we will structure Warbelow's subsidy rate to permit the carrier some flexibility to offer a lower level of service during the winter season when demand is less. We will establish separate rates for flights operated with specific aircraft, subject to a compensation ceiling per week. During the winter period October 1 through April 30, Warbelow's may operate as many as four round trips per week with the smaller Cessna aircraft. Completed flights will be compensated in accordance with the rates set forth below.

By: Francisco Sanchez



Order 2005-7-18
OST-1998-3621

Issued July 19, 2005 | Served July 22, 2005

Order Requesting Proposals

Since we are approaching the end of the current rate term, we will request proposals from all carriers interested in providing EAS at Central and Circle for a new two-year period. We wish to point out, however, that we have instituted new procedures for conducting carrier selection cases. In the past, we have accepted initial carrier proposals, reviewed them, and then negotiated final proposals with each applicant before formally presenting the proposals to the communities and asking for their final comments.

By: Karan Bhatia



August 15, 2005

Proposal of Warbelow's Air Ventures, Inc. - Bookmarked

Enclosed please find our proposal for Essential Air Service to Central and Circle for the period December 1, 2005 to November 30, 2007.

We propose to provide scheduled service 5 days per week with the routing as follows, with no down line points: Fairbanks - Central - Circle - Fairbanks.

The proposed subsidy, based on the data shown in appendix A, is a maximum of $122,841 annually with 100% completion. This figure is based on data from the previous 4 quarters, including calendar year 2004 and the first quarter of 2005. We understand that the proposal does not require 5 flights per week in the multi-engine aircraft, however, we have found that weather and load conditions historically have required the IFR capabilities.

The increase in this proposal is due primarily to the significant increase in the cost of fuel. The decrease in mail revenue is another key factor. The only way to reduce the overall subsidy needs would be to initiate the use of single engine aircraft versus twin engine. Historically we have found that the communities prefer the us' of twin engine aircraft.

By: Art Warbelow



Order 2005-9-19
OST-1998-3621

Issued September 19, 2005 | Served September 22, 2005

Order Selecting Carrier and Establishing Subsidy Rate - Bookmarked

The Department selects Warbelow’s Air Ventures, Inc., to provide essential air service at Central and Circle, Alaska, as described in Appendix A, for the two-year period beginning December 1, 2005, and ending November 30, 2007.

The Department sets the final rate of compensation for Warbelow’s Air Ventures, Inc., for the provision of essential air service at Central and Circle, Alaska, as described in Appendix A, for the period set forth in ordering paragraph (l), payable as follows: for each calendar month during which essential air service is provided, the amount of compensation shall be subject to the weekly ceiling set forth in Appendix A, and shall be determined by multiplying the subsidyeligible completed round trips performed during the month by $118.12.

By: Karan Bhatia



Order 2007-6-9
OST-1998-3621

Issued June 13, 2007 | Served June 18, 2007

Order Requesting Proposals

By this order, the Department is requesting proposals from carriers interested in providing essential air service at Central and Circle, Alaska, for a new two-year period, beginning December 1, 2007, with or without subsidy. Carriers should file their proposals no later than July 25, 2007.

With specific respect to Central and Circle, we expect proposals consisting of service with small aircraft (e.g., those with 6-8 seats) and offering five round trips a week between each community and Fairbanks. Further, flights meeting EAS guidelines at Alaskan communities should provide sufficient capacity to accommodate passenger, freight and mail demand. Such service is generally consistent with what the communities currently receive, and fully satisfies their EAS requirements. We encourage proposals that meet those requirements in an efficient manner. Carriers are also welcome to propose more than one service option, if they choose; they need not limit themselves to those requirements if they envision other, potentially more attractive service possibilities, with subsidy requirements that remain competitive.

By: Todd Homan



July 24, 2007

Proposal of Warbelow's Air

Enclosed please find our proposal for Essential Air Service to Central and Circle for the period December 1, 2007 to November 30, 2009. We propose to provide scheduled service 5 days per week with the routing as follows, with no down line points:

Fairbanks -> Central -> Circle -> Fairbanks

The proposed subsidy is a maximum of $171,223 annually with 100% completion.

By: Art Warbelow



July 30, 2007

DOT Request for Community Comments of:

In anticipation of the end of Warbelow’s current contract on November 30, 2007, the Department issued Order 2007-6-9 on June 13, 2006, to solicit proposals from all interested air carriers to provide EAS at Central and Circle for a new, two-year term. In response to that order, the Department received proposals the incumbent EAS provider, Warbelow’s.

We request that you review the proposal and submit any comments you may have before we submit a recommendation to the Deputy Assistant Secretary. We ask that you submit any comments you may have as soon as possible, but in any case no later than August 27, 2007.



October 2, 2007

Comments of Gwichyaa Zhee Gwich'in Tribal Government (Formerly Native Village of Fort Yukon)

Warbelow's Air Ventures, Inc has requested I write a letter regarding our service history to Central and Circle they have offered to Gwichyaa Zhee Gwich'in Tribal Government. I am happy to write this letter in support of their request. Warbelow's has provided us excellent and timely service to these and many other destinations. In addition to excellent air service, the customer service they offer is also exceptional. Warbelow's works with our administrative staff as well as our traveling staff trying to accommodate their needs and provide them with accurate information. I highly recommend Warbelow's for any travel needs you may have.

By: Fiscal Officer, Stefani Dalrymple, 907-662-2581



Order 2007-10-6
OST-1998-3621

Issued October 4, 2007 | Served October 10, 2007

Order Reselecting Carrier | Word

By this order, the Department is reselecting Warbelow’s Air Ventures, Inc. to provide subsidized essential air service at Central and Circle, Alaska, at an annual subsidy rate of $171,223 for the period of December 1, 2007, through November 30, 2009.

By: Michael Reynolds



June 26, 2009

Email Message - Letter of Support of Alaska DOT

The State of Alaska strongly supports the Essential Air Service Program, recognizing that it provides a vital link to our communities; providing them regular access to medical services, critical supplies and links to the national transportation system. We appreciate your continued work on this program but leave the preference of a carrier or schedule to the local community.

By: Alaska Statewide Aviation Planner, Rebecca Cronkhite, 907-269-0728



June 26, 2009

Email Message - Support Letter of Alaska DOT

The State of Alaska strongly supports the Essential Air Service Progrann, recognizing that it provides a vital link to our communities; providing them regular access to medical services, critical supplies and links to the national transportation system. We appreciate your continued work on this program but leave the preference of a carrier or schedule to the local community.

By: Alaska Statewide Planner, Rebecca Cronkhite, 907-269-0728



July 29, 2009

Re: Proposal of Warbelow's Air Ventures

We proposed service at the 3 day per week level as requested, at an annual subsidy of $122,084.23.
At the five day per week level, we propose an annual subsidy of $203,359.59.

We are planning on replacing our Piper PA 31-350 fleet over time with these aircraft. Because of the short operational experience, limited hours and startup costs, the cost numbers are uneven and not representative of the expected costs over the proposed subsidy period. We have therefore projected depreciation and insurance costs on the expected weighted utilization. All other costs should tie to the 2008 F2 reported numbers.

By: Arthur Warbelow


August 5, 2009

Re: Circle Village Council in Support of Warbelow's Air Ventures

Please let this letter serve as a support letter for Warbelow's Air service to continue bringing essential air service to our community of Circle, which currently runs five days per week.

By: Chief Larry Nathaniel


August 6, 2009

Re: Proposal of Island Air Service

Our Pa-31-350 Navajo Chieftain is the current aircraft now being used and familiar to the communities involved. It is also in current use in Fairbanks and will be transferred to our operational control upon award of the contract.

By: Robert Stanford



August 11, 2009

Re: Request for Community Comments of:

Alaska Statewide Aviation Planner

Warbelow's has proposed two service options, both of which would be using an 8-seat Piper Navajo aircraft. Option 1 would offer three weekly flights over a Fairbanks-Central-Circle-Fairbanks routing for an annual subsidy of $122,084. Option 2 would continue to provide Circle with status-quo service of five weekly nonstop round trips for an annual subsidy of $203,360.

Island Air Service has proposed to provide four weekly round trips over a Fairbanks-Central-Circle-Fairbanks routing using 8-seat PA-31 Chieftain aircraft for an annual subsidy of $154,218.

We request that you review the proposals and submit any comments you may have as soon as possible, but no later than September 9.

By: Dennis DeVany



September 15, 2009

Re: Comments in Support of Warbelow's Air Ventures

Warbelow's ships freight for my 3 businesses in Central, AK -- Steese Roadhouse, Steese Highway Fuel, and Central Electric, Inc. This is an important service for us, particularly in the winter when travel by road is hazardous and time consuming -- as inclement weather may require an overnight stay in Fairbanks. Warbelow's has always been very courteous, efficient and effective. As the owner of an electric utility, I can attest that emergency freight services from Fairbanks as provided by Warbelow are important at times to keeping the lights and heat on in Central. I have always been pleased with Warbelow's service in this regard. I can only speak highly of Warbelow's Air Ventures.

By: Paul Miller



September 16, 2009

Re: Comments of Denny Cooper in Support of Warbelow's

I can only speak for myself on this issue, as our community is extremely small, and we have no city government, and are unincorporated. Warbelow's has been serving our community satisfactorily for many years, but the biggest factor in my mind is their emergency medical evacuation capabilities. Due to our remote location, and limited medical services, that's a big one. I can't comment on Island Air because the two documents I received don't have the same categories of data. I, personally would stick with Warbelow's. Sorry for the late response.

By: Denny Cooper



Order 2009-9-17
OST-1998-3621

Issued and Served September 25, 2009

Order Re-Selecting Carrier

By this order, the Department is re-selecting Warbelow’s Air Service to provide essential air service at Central and Circle, Alaska, at annual subsidy rate of $203,360 from December 1, 2009, through April 30, 2011.

By: Susan Kurland



Order 2011-5-14
OST-1998-3621

Issued and Served May 17, 2011

Order Requesting Proposals

By this order, the Department is requesting proposals from airlines interested in providing essential air service at Central and Circle, Alaska, for the two-year period beginning December 1, 2011, with or without subsidy. Proposals are due by June 28, 2011.

With specific respect to Central and Circle, carriers should provide sufficient capacity to accommodate historical levels of traffic. Further, flights meeting EAS guidelines at Alaskan communities should provide sufficient capacity to accommodate passenger, freight and mail demand on the critical outbound segment. In that regard, as is typically the case in Alaska, significantly more freight and mail flow from the hub to the EAS community than from the EAS community to the hub. We therefore expect proposals consisting of five round trips a week with eight-seat aircraft, or more frequencies with smaller aircraft.

By: Todd Homan



June 28, 2011

Proposal of Warbelow's Air Ventures

Our base proposal covers five flights weekly with either a Piper PA31-350 or Cessna 208B. We expect to increase the percentage of flights flown with the newer Cessna 208B aircraft as we retire the PA31-350 fleet over time.

Both aircraft are capable of IFR operations, and while neither Circle or Central have IFR approaches it is often necessary to fly IFR to get from the Tanana to Yukon River valley. In some cases, it is necessary to fly to Fort Yukon, execute the IFR approach there, and then continue VFR up river to Circle and Central.

We recently met with the Circle Tribal Council and they expressed an interest in service to Fort Yukon, which is a regional hub and currently provides medical services to the Circle Native community. Therefore we have proposed an Alternative A which would provide five flights per week, but on only four days. On one of the four days, both a morning and evening flight would be provided, with connections to Fort Yukon. The routing would be Fairbanks-Fort Yukon-Central-Circle-Fort Yukon-Fairbanks, and this routing would be repeated in the late afternoon.

This would meet a number of the community's needs. Residents could travel to either Fairbanks or Fort Yukon, conduct business or medical appointments, and return to Circle in a single day. In addition, medical providers who travel from the Fort Yukon clinic could travel to Circle and provide services there for the day. This travel is currently being done ad hoc through charters, but does not meet the community's needs.

We therefore also offer an Additive Alternative A, providing 5 round trips per week, on four days, with connecting service between Fort Yukon on two flights operated on a single day. Flight time from Circle to Fort Yukon is 25 minutes, adding 1.7 hours of flight time per week.

By: Arthur Warbelow



August 4, 2011

Alaska State Aviation Commissioner in Support

This letter is to express support for the continuation of the Essential air Service program in Alaska and the crucial connection it brings to our remote communities. Due to the isolated location of these communities and the complete lack of any road system connection, this subsidized air service is their only form of scheduled transportation. The communities of Circle and Central depend on scheduled air freight, passenger and mail service for basic necessities, routine medical and health services, and economic welfare.

By: Steven Hatter



Order 2011-9-11
OST-1998-3621

Issued and Served September 15, 2011

Order Re-Seslecting Carrier

By this order, the Department is re-selecting Warbelow’s Air Ventures, Inc. to provide essential air service at Central and Circle, Alaska, for a combined annual subsidy of $275,598 ($137,799 for each community). Warbelow’s will provide five weekly round trips over a Fairbanks-Central-Circle-Fairbanks routing from December 1, 2011 through November 30, 2013. Warbelow’s will use 8-seat Piper PA31-350 aircraft but will gradually phase in 9-seat Cessna 208B aircraft as the carrier retires the PA31-350.

By: Susan Kurland


 

Order 2013-7-9
OST-1998-3621

Issued and Served July 11, 2013

Order Requesting Proposals

By this Order, the Department is requesting proposals from airlines interested in providing Essential Air Service at Central and Circle, Alaska, with or without subsidy, for a new rate term beginning December 1, 2013. Proposals are due August 13, 2013.

With specific respect to Central and Circle, air carriers should provide sufficient capacity to accommodate historical levels of traffic. Further, flights meeting EAS guidelines at Alaskan communities should provide sufficient capacity to accommodate passenger, freight, and mail demand on the critical outbound segment. In that regards, as is typically the case in Alaska, significantly more freight and mail flow from the hub to the EAS community than from the EAS community to the hub. We therefore expect proposals consisting of five round trips a week with eight-seat aircraft, or more frequencies with smaller aircraft.

By: Todd Homan


 

August 13, 2013

Proposal of Warbelow's Air Ventures

Our proposal covers five flights a week with a Piper Navajo Chief tan PA31-350, hereafter called PA31-350. We intend to continue with the current schedule because it meets historic needs and projected demand for passenger, freight and mail service.

By: Warbelow's, Matthew Atkinson, 907-474-3520





July 25, 2013

Circle Tribal Council in Support of Warbelow's Air Ventures

The Circle Tribal Council is writing this letter of support for Warbelow's because this airlines is critical to our community.

Not only does Warbelow's provide commuter service they also bring the mail. Having this service keeps Circle connected with the world. Many of our residents rarely leave Circle so having the mail system is even more critical for them to order and receive supplies via mali or freight services. Circle also has many Eldersthat often fly to Fairbanks via Warbelows for medical appointments.

By: Jessica Boyle


 

August 14, 2013

DOT Request for Community Comments

I would like to update you on the Essential Air Service situation at Central and Circle, and give the Alaska DOT and the community the opportunity to offer any comments on the record before we submit a recommendation to the Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs. The current EAS contract expires November 30, 2013, and in anticipation ofthat, we issued Order 2013-7-9 on July 11, 2013, soliciting proposals from air carriers interested in providing subsidized EAS for a new rate term beginning December 1, 2013. In response to our request, only the incumbent airline, Warbelow's, submitted a proposal.

We request that you review the proposal and submit any comments you may have as soon as possible, but no later than Tuesday, August 27, 2013.

By: Michael Martin, 202-366-6494


 

Order 2013-9-17
OST-1998-3621

Issued and Served September 24, 2013

Order Re-Selecting Air Carrier

By this Order, the Department is re-selecting Warbelow’s Air Service, Inc. to provide Essential Air Service at Central and Circle, Alaska, for a combined annual subsidy of $305,803 ($152,902 for each community). Warbelow’s will provide five weekly round trips using 8-seat Piper Navajo Chieftan aircraft over a Fairbanks-Central-Circle-Fairbanks routing for a two-year term beginning December 1, 2013.

By: Susan Kurland


 

Order 2015-6-4
OST-1998-3621

Issued and Served June 3, 2015

Order Requesting Proposals

By this Order, the US Department of Transportation is requesting proposals from air carriers interested in providing Essential Air Service at Central and/or Circle, Alaska, for a new contract period beginning December 1, 2015, with or without subsidy. Air carriers should file their proposals no later than July 8, 2015.

With specific respect to Central and Circle, air carriers should provide sufficient capacity to accommodate historical levels of traffic. In that regard, as is typically the case in Alaska, significantly more freight and mail flow from the hub to the EAS community than from the EAS community to the hub. We therefore request proposals for five round trips a week with eight-seat aircraft, or more frequencies with smaller aircraft.

By: Todd Homan


 

July 6, 2015

Proposal of Warbelow's Air Ventures

Our proposal covers five flights a week with a Piper Navajo Chieftan PA31-350, hereafter called
PA31-350. We intend to continue with the current schedule because it meets historic needs and
projected demand for passenger, freight, and mail service.

By: Warbelow's, Matthew Atkinson


 

July 13, 2015

Re: State of Alaska in Suport Continuing EAS

 

May 22, 2015

Re: Letters in Support for Warbelow's Air Ventures

 


 

July 9, 2015

Re: Request for Community Comments

I would like to update you on the Essential Air Service (EAS) situation at Central and Circle, and also give you an opportunity to offer any comments on the record before we submit a recommendation to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs. We issued Order 2015-6-4 on June 3, 2015, requesting proposals from airlines interested in providing EAS at Central and/or Circle, with or without subsidy. In response to our request, only Warbelow's Air Ventures (the incumbent), submitted a proposal.

By: DOT, Michael Martin


 

Order 2015-9-9
OST-1998-3621

Issued September 9, 2015 | Served September 15, 2015

Order Reselecting Air Carrier

By this Order, the United States Department of Transportation is reselecting Warbelow’s Air Ventures, Inc. to provide Essential Air Service at Central and Circle, Alaska, for a combined annual subsidy of $325,726 ($162,863 for each community). Warbelow’s will provide five weekly round trips using Piper Navajo Chieftain aircraft (PA31-350) over a Fairbanks-Central-Circle-Fairbanks routing for the two year term from December 1, 2015, through November 30, 2017.

By: Brandon Belford




Order 2017-6-7
OST-1998-3621

Issued and Served June 8, 2017

Order Requesting Proposals

By this Order, the United States Department of Transportation is requesting proposals from airlines interested in providing Essential Air Service at Central and/or Circle, Alaska, for a new contract period beginning December 1, 2017, with or without subsidy. Proposals should be filed no later than July 7, 2017.

With specific respect to Central and Circle, air carriers should provide sufficient capacity to accommodate historical levels of traffic. In that regard, as is typically the case in Alaska, significantly more freight and mail flow from the hub to the EAS community than from the EAS community to the hub. We therefore request proposals for five round trips a week with eight-seat aircraft, or more frequencies with smaller aircraft.

By: Todd Homan




June 27, 2017

Circle Tribal Council in Support of Warbelow's Air Ventures

This letter is in support of WarbeJow's Air Ventures bid to continue Ess.ential Air Service to the community of Circle. The community depends on Warbelow's for our mail service; air freight and passenger service. These are important services to the community and we appreciate the dependable and friendly service that Warbelow's provides. Many of the elders of our community depend on Warbelow's to take them into Fairbanks for their medical appointments. Some of our residents rarely leave Circle - so having mail, freight & supplies delivered to Circle is vital to our community.

By: Jessica Fields


 

July 7, 2017

Proposal of Warbelow's Air Ventures

Five weekly roundtrip Fairbanks-Central-Circle-Fairbanks
Aircraft: Piper Navajo Chieftan PA31-350
Subsidy required: $324,947.85 (one year); $649,895.70 (two years)

By: Matthew Atkinson, 907-474-3520


 

July 11, 2017

DOT Request for Community Comments

The Department issued Order 2017-6-7, on June 8, 2017, requesting proposals from air carriers interested in providing EAS at Central and/or Circle for a new term. In response to the Department’s request, Warbelow’s Air Ventures submitted a proposal for consideration. I request that you review the proposal and submit any comments you may have as soon as possible, but no later than August 7, 2017.

By: Venk Paluvai, 202-366-5432


 

Order 2017-12-16
OST-1998-3621

Issued and Served December 19, 2017

Order Reselecting Air Carrier

By this Order, the United States Department of Transportation is reselecting Warbelow’s Air Ventures, Inc. to provide Essential Air Service at Central and Circle, Alaska, for a combined annual subsidy of $324,948 ($162,474 for each community). Warbelow’s will provide five weekly round trips using Piper Navajo Chieftain aircraft (PA31-350) over a Fairbanks-Central-Circle-Fairbanks routing for the two year term from December 1, 2017, through November 30, 2019.

By: Susan McDermott


 

Order 2019-6-17
OST-1998-3621

Issued and Served June 27, 2019

Order Requesting Proposals

By this Order, the US Department of Transportation is requesting proposals from air carriers interested in providing Essential Air Service at Central and/or Circle, Alaska, for a new contract period beginning December 1, 2019, with or without subsidy. Proposals should be filed no later than July 25, 2019.

As is typically the case in Alaska, significantly more freight and mail flow from the hub to the EAS community than from the EAS community to the hub. We therefore request proposals for five round trips a week with eight-seat aircraft, or more frequencies with smaller aircraft.

By: Todd Homan


 

July 20, 2019

Proposal of Tatonduk Outfitters d/b/a Everts Air Alaska

5 weekly Fairbanks-Circle-Central-Fairbanks
Aircraft: Cessna Caravan
Subsidy required: $181,620.95

By: Michael Allen, 907-450-2301

 

July 25, 2019

Proposal of Warbelow's Air Ventures

5 weekly Fairbanks-Central-Circle-Fairbanks
Aircraft: Piper Navajo Chieftain
Subsidy required: $318,536.80

By: Matthew Atkinson, 907-474-3520




July 25, 2019

Proposal of Wright Air Service

5 weekly Fairbanks-Central-Circle-Fairbanks
Aircraft: Cessna 208 Caravan or Piper Navajo Chieftain
Subsidy required: $180,000

By: Brett Carlson

 

 


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