Airport infrastructure

September 4, 2012 - 4:10am

StandardAero has received FAA approval for a supplemental type certificate (STC) for upgrading Mark V EGPWS computers with Honeywell’s Smart Runway and SmartLanding Runway Safety Package for the Falcon 50, 50EX,900 and 900EX.

StandardAero completed the STCs via its organization designation authorization at the Springfield, Ill. facility and offers installation at any one of its four North American service centers–the others being in Los Angeles, Augusta, Ga., and Houston.

August 30, 2012 - 3:48pm

The FAA announced today a $10 million grant for a rehabilitation project for Runway 2/20 at Danville (Va.) Regional Airport. The refurbishment will include new runway markings and signage for better pilot awareness, grooves in the runway to give aircraft greater traction in wet conditions, new runway edge lighting and improvements to the runway safety area. During construction, which is expected to start next month and be completed in November next year, aircraft will have to use Runway 13/31.

August 6, 2012 - 4:15pm

Crews of aircraft headed for Australia next month should be prepared to encounter delays if they’re bound for Brisbane Airport (YBBN), Australia, the continent’s third busiest. The airport is about to start construction of an 11,800-foot runway parallel to the existing Runway 1/19, expected to become operational by 2020.

July 26, 2012 - 4:20pm

A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III landed inadvertently at Peter O.

July 9, 2012 - 3:07pm

With record-breaking temperatures topping 100 degrees F in much of the U.S., on July 5 the FAA sent airport managers a copy of 

July 9, 2012 - 2:51pm

The NTSB sent the FAA three new safety recommendations in the wake of the Dec.

June 21, 2012 - 3:48pm

A new procedure at Orlando (Fla.) Executive Airport–the host airfield for the static display at the NBAA Convention in October–will allow more efficient operations year-round by enabling controllers to position aircraft on the runway before takeoff clearance. Effective July 1, controllers at the central Florida airport will be able to issue “line up and wait” instructions to departing traffic.

June 4, 2012 - 3:25am
Aerial photo of Cambridge Airport

Marshall Group, owner of the UK’s Cambridge Airport, will kick off a more than $30 million infrastructure investment program next month, including the construction of a new taxiway to provide a key access route to the south end of the runway. In addition, the airport will undertake a rehabilitation of the 6,447-foot runway itself. The airport is one of just five in the UK capable of business and passenger services with a 24/7 slot allocation during the 2012 Olympics period.

June 1, 2012 - 3:25am

While the high-speed runway excursions that result in crumpled aircraft may make the evening news, they are only the most visible examples of what is becoming a growing trend, said Paul Ratté, aviation safety programs director at USAIG. Last month the insurance provider sponsored a safety seminar along with NBAA and the Westchester Aviation Association at a hotel in Westchester County, New York; it will be repeated on June 20 in Connecticut at Key Air’s Waterbury-Oxford Airport facility.

May 29, 2012 - 4:10pm

After completion of an FAA-approved redesign and reconstruction of taxiway Alpha-2, Van Nuys (Calif.) Airport officials commissioned parallel taxiways Alpha-2 and Alpha-3 last week. Both A2 and A3 are approximately 50 feet wide by 1,300 feet long and are installed with unidirectional centerline lighting to enhance night operations. The airport said the project increases operational safety by reconfiguring A2 into two parallel taxiways, permitting traffic in only one direction on each lane.

 
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