Washington Airport

February 22, 2010 - 7:10am

Describing general aviation as “an important part of our aviation infrastructure at Reagan National, James Bennett, president of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, called for a relaxation of restrictions on GA flights at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA).

April 9, 2008 - 6:41am

General aviation remains on the outside looking in at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) as federal government security agencies continue to stonewall even limited access to the popular facility by “qualified” GA operators.

October 3, 2007 - 10:15am

The Washington Airports Task Force, a private Virginia organization dedicated to promoting aviation in Virginia and the National Capital region, is the latest group to assail federal agencies for not reopening Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) to general aviation.

October 3, 2007 - 5:14am

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) was Signature’s busiest base until September 11. Even after all other major airports around the country have reopened to some forms of general aviation operations, DCA remains closed to non-airline traffic. At press time, the normally bustling ramp at Signature DCA, the company’s flagship facility, was barren. The usually chock-a-block hangar was empty.

April 25, 2007 - 9:18am

The interim final rule from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) detailing all the hoops that general aviation will have to jump through to gain access to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) has yet to be officially published in the Federal Register, but that hasn’t dampened the NBAA’s jubilation.

January 19, 2007 - 10:22am

The Transportation Security Administration recently designated Dulles International Airport and Bradley International Airport gateway facilities for pre-cleared general aviation operators to use Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA).

October 19, 2006 - 10:39am

The deadline for commenting on the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) plan to reopen Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) to some general aviation operations ended on September 19, with just over a dozen responses from the industry.

October 4, 2006 - 11:39am

The June 23 event was called “Celebrate General Aviation,” but with general aviation access to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) still in limbo at the time of the celebration, some thought it might have been a tad premature. That goal inched closer to reality almost a month later with the publication of the interim final rule that would reopen DCA to some GA operations.

 
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