PROVIDENCE – FlightLevel Rhode Island LLC will provide aviation services to Block Island Airport, Sen. V. Susan Sosnowski, D-New Shoreham, announced March 13.
Last July, the R.I. Airport Corp. awarded a bid for aviation-support services to FlightLevel for North Central, Westerly, Newport and Quonset State airports, but Block Island was not included.
On April 1, FlightLevel will have employees at Block Island Airport who will provide aircraft-operator assistance, facility cleaning, collection of fees and other general public services. They will join a current full-time RIAC employee who maintains the airfield and terminal, according to a news release.
Sosnowski described the airport as “a lifeline to the island” and said opportunities to spur economic development should be explored.