O'Hare International Airport

January 6, 2012 - 3:20am

The City of Pompano Beach is extending the main runway at Pompano Beach Airpark by 500 feet. Upon completion early this year, Runway 15-33 at the Fort Lauderdale area airport will be 4,918 feet long, allowing for easier takeoffs and landings and affording an increased level of safety.

The present expansion is somewhat ironic. The city–in an attempt to emphasize the former military training base’s GA-only usage–shortened 15-33 from its original length of 5,000 feet to its current length of 4,420 feet in 1971.

January 4, 2012 - 12:08am
FedEx Express 767-300 and 777 freighters

Pilot unions say they were outgunned by a cargo industry lobby that convinced the FAA to exclude air cargo operations from its new flightcrew member duty and rest requirements, a rule they vow to amend.

October 3, 2011 - 11:10pm

Delta Air Lines last month became the first airline in the world to provide in-flight Internet service aboard its regional aircraft with the launch flight of a Wi-Fi-equipped Bombardier CRJ700 operated by Delta Connection carrier Atlantic Southeast Airlines.

September 12, 2011 - 9:15am
The global airline industry recovered from the April 2010 eruption of the Eyj

The air transport industry has proved largely immune to the effects of terrorism, pandemics and natural disasters over the past 32 years, according to a new report released last week by OAG and UBM Aviation.

June 23, 2011 - 1:33am

A public-private financing construct designed to assist airlines in equipping their fleets for next-generation air traffic operations is nearing realization, according to one of the principals.

September 24, 2010 - 9:20am

The FAA has proposed a $4.855 million civil penalty against Evergreen International Airlines of McMinnville, Ore., for its alleged use of improperly or insufficiently trained pilots on 232 revenue flights. 

July 6, 2010 - 11:08am

As part of its good-neighbor program, Westchester County Airport (HPN) in White Plains, N.Y., presented its annual Spirit of Noise Abatement awards at an environmental event organized by the Westchester Aviation Association at the end of May. Since 1994 the program has honored those business aircraft operators who have abided by the airport’s noise-reduction policies during the previous year.

June 22, 2010 - 12:10pm

As of June 30, pilots can expect to receive different runway crossing clearances from ATC, according to the FAA. Starting then, controllers will be required to issue specific clearances for each runway the airplane crosses or operates on.

February 22, 2010 - 11:13am

Two Craig (Florida) Airport FBOs– Craig Air Center and Sky Harbor–have filed a lawsuit against the City of Jacksonville, accusing the city of restricting plans to lengthen the airport’s 4,000-foot runway. The airport is an official reliever airport and as such must meet certain requirements, including having a runway long enough for safe operations.

January 26, 2010 - 5:22am

Early last month, Rockwell Collins completed the acquisition of AR Group and its affiliated companies, including business aviation trip-support services provider Air Routing International.

 
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