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.
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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.
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.
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.
Rockwell Collins yesterday completed the acquisition of AR Group and its affiliated companies, including business aviation trip-support services provider Air Routing International.
On October 14, state, county and city leaders celebrated the groundbreaking of
CharterX Wyvern and Computing Technologies for Aviation (CTA) announced the launch of FlightPortal with FOSLink at NBAA. Charlottesville, Va.-based CTA’s Flight Operating System (FOS) is a flight and operations management software system. CharterX, based in Trenton, N.J., operates a Web-based air-charter marketplace.
ttle at Southern California’s Santa Monica Airport, which is trying to ban approach category C and D aircraft from operating at the airport. The City of Santa Monica is planning to appeal the latest FAA decision, which again rejected the ban.
Salinas Municipal Airport in central California has finished upgrades that include new offices, a conference room and modernized common areas. Other airport projects still under way include reconfiguration of the transient parking ramp, installation of a new beacon and a new taxiway to the upcoming Salinas Jet Center, which is being developed by FBO Central Coast Aviation.
The city of Santa Monica, Calif., filed an appeal to the court injunction that precludes Santa Monica Airport (SMO) from imposing a ban on Category C and D airplanes using the airport. The city’s ordinance banning such airplanes, with approach speeds greater than 121 knots, is intended to reduce the risk of faster jets landing and taking off on SMO’s 4,973-foot runway, which is hemmed in by houses.