FlightSafety International and CAE SimuFlite have separately introduced a four-hour course to meet the FAA’s new training requirements for pilots who want to use the recently published Localizer DME Runway 15 approach for Aspen Airport, Colo. The FAA requires pilots to receive two hours of ground instruction and two hours of simulator time.
Aspen Avionics on December 19 revealed that it has been forced to delay deliveries of its Evolution primary flight display (PFD) until March due to unexpected problems with environmental qualification testing. Aspen had planned to begin deliveries of the PFD late last year, and 240 authorized avionics dealers have ordered “huge, scary numbers” of the units, according to Doug Cayne, Aspen vice president of marketing.
Aspen Avionics earlier this week told customers that it has been forced to delay initial deliveries of its Evolution primary flight display (PFD) until March due to unexpected problems with environmental qualification testing.
Ross Aviation and Centre Partners have announced their entry into the FBO market with the acquisition of Denver Air at Jefferson County Airport in Broomfield, Colo.
Hawker Beechcraft King Air C90A, Pagosa Springs, Colo., Oct. 4, 2007–The Eagle Air Med King Air was destroyed and the three occupants were killed when it crashed in the mountains in night VMC. The flight was en route to San Luis Valley Regional Airport, Alamosa, Colo., to pick up a patient. The wreckage was found just west of the Continental Divide trail at an elevation of 11,900 feet msl.
Airports within six critical areas in the mountain passes of Colorado now have automated weather observing systems (AWOS) in operation since installations started last year under a program paid for by the state legislature and the Colorado Aeronautics Board. Six more installations are to be in operation by next summer.
Based on a poll of corporate pilots conducted over the last several weeks by Max-Viz of Portland, Ore., the manufacturer of enhanced-vision systems (EVS) has put together a list of the 10 most challenging approaches in America.
Visitors to Pueblo Memorial Airport on the eastern edge of the Colorado Rockies can look forward to major infrastructure improvements. The projects include new ramp space and taxiways as well as all utilities for a 22,500-sq-ft hangar with 4,000 sq ft of connected office space. The hangar facility, capable of accommodating aircraft as large as a Boeing 737, is already available for occupancy.
XJet’s private jet facility at Denver’s Centennial Airport opened late last month. XJet members get to use the new facility, which will eventually include four large hangars for member aircraft, a lounge, library, fine art gallery, conference rooms, underground car parking and a five-star restaurant. Members receive a substantial fuel discount that will also be available at participating FBOs elsewhere.
Following the name change of the former Jefferson County Airport in Broomfield, Colo., to Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport last October, the tower’s appellation was modified to “Metro Tower.” Pilots were asked to stop using the old “Jeffco Tower” moniker as of March 15.