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vlo-,p ... ' IWLIoiHo Without Basis. Made With Ohio Slant. Chairman Avers. C. Lisle Kays, Chairman of the Kenton County Airport Board, yesterday yesterday took exception to the report said that the Civil Aeronautics ; Board at Washington will be re Cochran, Detroit engineer! of M. W employed by the City of Cincinnati! to make a study of airport sites, j as far as the report pertained to. the new Greater Cincinnati airport, in Boone County. Kayi termed Cochran's criticism of the Boone County airport as "without foundation of fact." Other Kenton County officials quested to investigate the report. In a statement Kays said: "Mr. M. W. Cochran was quoted in the press as saying the Blue Ash site was chosen as the "ideal" site for the metropolitan area's airport rather than the Greater Cincinnati Airport in Kentucky. "EMPLOYED IN CINCINNATI." ''It is obvious as to why Mr. Cochran favored an Ohio site rather rather than one in Kentucky, as he was employed by the Cincinnati Council. Council. However, it is hard to understand understand why he should direct his sharp criticism toward the Greater Cinclnantl airport site rather than emphasize the advantages of the Blue Ash site. The citizens of Greater Cincinnati Cincinnati certainly recognize the fact that the CAA considered the Ken tucky site as the best metropolitan area and backed up their derision hy spending approximately $2,500,-000 $2,500,-000 $2,500,-000 of government funds In develop ing the site into one of the best airports in the United States. "One of Mr. Cochran's objections to the Kenturky site is the topography, topography, which he says prevents dual runways to care for future air traffic. traffic. KENTUCKY PLANS ON FILE. This is in error, as plsns are in the files of the Kenton County Airport Airport Board prepared by the CAA. showing the location of those additional additional runways which will he constructed constructed when the need arises. "The airlines advise that the source of approximately 80 per cent of their passengers is from down town hotels. The Kentucky site is 5 J. lun noieis. ine ivenrucKy site is fountain EqU.,, than Blue Asn "Mr. Cochran further states that the use of the Greater Cincinnati Airport would cause users to pay a penalty of $1,000,000 annually he-cause he-cause he-cause of excess transportation costs of 1960. One of the airlinea operating operating at the Kentucky site during the 'flood saved their passengers 13 minutes in transporting them to the airport over the time usually necessary to get them to Lunken, and Blue Ash is more than twice the distance to Lunken. PROMISES BETTER ROADS. "Mr. Cochran evidently feels that Kntlirkv will rvtnbo nn rtaA Im. ' nrnvamanto h.. 1Q(U1 If !, would contact the Kentucky' State highway Department he would find icrirtia vatv flafinita nloni uhlch will No-! affect the Greater Cincinnati Alr- Alr- inWt , 1. .... .,.,., In ... , he recommends the airlines use the Greater Cincinnati Airport after they receive larger planes an!untu the Blue Ash site is completed. Records indicate the airlines stress safety of operations as well as successful successful operations, consequently they have signed a five-year five-year five-year lea.se for space in the. administration building at the Greater Cincinnati ., nf , mndet n airport Airport. "It has been suggested that the development of the Blue Ash site will run closer to $15,000,000 than to the $5,000,000 figure. Operative statements of airports in the nation reveal a very few are able to show a profit, con.iquently problems of finance and bond retirement is quite acute. "The future of aviation indicates this area will need a numner oi . , j, . a i. . h , (ne mmedate need is, regu-was The Greater Cincinnati Airport solves this problem snd the full utilization of it will place this area in the national air pattern, a hub of activity of aviation.

Clipped from The Cincinnati Enquirer16 Jun 1945, SatKENTUCKY EDITIONPage 1

The Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, Ohio)16 Jun 1945, SatKENTUCKY EDITIONPage 1
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