Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

June 11, 2012 - 1:35pm
Alaska Air Group Chairman Bill Ayer addresses the RTCA Symposium.

The first U.S. airline to fully equip its fleet and train pilots for GPS-guided required navigation performance (RNP) procedures has already seen “a decent payback” on its investment. “We’re hooked,” said Bill Ayer, chairman of Alaska Airlines parent company Alaska Air Group. “We think this is great technology because it has provided tangible benefits of improving safety and reliability and real financial return.”

November 3, 2008 - 6:21am

Piedmont Airlines and SkyWest Airlines will each receive $600,000 from the FAA as part of a $5 million program to fund in-cockpit runway safety systems, in this case electronic flight bags (EFBs), in exchange for the operational data those systems would generate. Under the plan, each airline will install the technology by May 15 next year. Each agreement remains in effect through September 2011.

May 13, 2008 - 7:36am

As an object lesson to those aviation advocates whose answer to airspace and airport congestion lies in the “more runways” solution, ponder the fate of Seattle-Tacoma (Sea-Tac) International’s third runway. First proposed in 1987, the 8,500-ft, $773 million runway has been held up in hearings and court challenges ever since.

November 26, 2007 - 11:36am

As an object lesson to those aviation advocates whose answer to airspace and airport congestion lies in the “more runways” solution, ponder the fate of Seattle-Tacoma (Sea-Tac) International’s third runway. First proposed in 1987, the 8,500-ft, $773 million runway has been held up in hearings and court challenges ever since.

March 28, 2007 - 10:25am

DE HAVILLAND DHC-8, SEATTLE, WASH., JAN. 19, 2004–At 11:38 a.m. the flight crew of Dash 8 C-GTAQ inadvertently landed on a taxiway at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). There were no injuries to the captain, first officer, flight attendant or any of the 32 passengers, nor was there any damage to the aircraft, which is owned and operated by Air Canada Jazz.

October 31, 2006 - 4:40am

Airport surface detection equipment model X (ASDE-X), designed to help controllers spot potential runway collisions, will be installed at 15 airports beginning with Seattle-Tacoma International Airport next month.

 
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