APR 4 2014

KUAO to Break Ground on Air Traffic Control Tower

As you all know, Metal Innovations is located at the Aurora State Airport (KUAO) in Aurora, Oregon. It was recently announced that KUAO is finally to break ground on a brand new Air Traffic Control tower! Please read the press release below:

The Aurora State Airport (KUAO) is a busy GA Airport with approximately 90,000 operations a year, four instrument approaches, 350 based Aircraft, and three FBOs.

Aurora Aviation is a Cessna Flight Training and Aircraft Service Center that has been here since 1968 and provided Commercial Air-Charter Service since 1980, specializing in Jet Charter since 2003 we currently offer an Embraer Phenom 300 to anywhere in the USA and Canada.

This tower has been on and off the Airport master plan since 1978. With our very mixed traffic of corporate jets, air-ambulance, recreation flyers, as well as fixed wing and helicopter training operations, combined with a no radar service below 2500 ft AGL; it is considered critical to safety.

The owner of the Airport; the Oregon Department of Aviation has arranged funding for the Tower with State lottery dollars, State Aviation and FAA funds. There is a “ground breaking” ceremony scheduled here at 10:00 AM on April 23.


We hope that you join us on April 23rd, 2014 at 10:00 AM for this momentous occasion!


MAR 4 2014

Welcome to the Metal Innovations Blog

Founded in 1996, Metal Innovations, Inc. has grown from a residential garage in 1996 to over 40 employees in 2013. MII’s outstanding reputation in the industry, long-term contracts, and outstanding customer relationships has set a foundation for continued growth and expansion for years to come.

We want this blog to not only be a place for MII to share company related news and announcements, but to also be a sounding board for all sorts of aviation related content! We’re thrilled to join the online community and we hope to hear from you!