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January 21, 2008 - 10:00am

Further evidence that Scottsdale Airport (SDL), 14 miles southeast of Phoenix Sky Harbor International, is an increasingly active business aviation center in Arizona and the southwest surfaced March 4 when the field’s fifth and newest FBO, Scottsdale AirCenter, hosted a display of nearly 30 business and GA aircraft.

January 21, 2008 - 10:00am

Further evidence that Scottsdale Airport (SDL), 14 miles southeast of Phoenix Sky Harbor International, is an increasingly active business aviation center in Arizona and the southwest surfaced March 4 when the field’s fifth and newest FBO, Scottsdale AirCenter, hosted a display of nearly 30 business and GA aircraft.

January 18, 2008 - 9:12am

Both the House and the Senate have begun the arduous process of reauthorizing the FAA, in other words replacing the historic Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR-21), which set spending priorities for the past three fiscal years. AIR-21 expires September 30, the end of fiscal year 2003.

January 18, 2008 - 9:12am

Both the House and the Senate have begun the arduous process of reauthorizing the FAA, in other words replacing the historic Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR-21), which set spending priorities for the past three fiscal years. AIR-21 expires September 30, the end of fiscal year 2003.

January 17, 2008 - 5:35am

The Senate confirmed three new members of the NTSB, including its new chairman, and a new FAA deputy administrator. Former DOT official Ellen Engleman was sworn in March 24 as the new NTSB chairman. Before her appointment, Engleman served for 18 months as the administrator of the DOT’s research and special programs administration. The new FAA deputy administrator is Robert Sturgell, a former Top Gun staffer and airline pilot.

January 17, 2008 - 5:35am

The Senate confirmed three new members of the NTSB, including its new chairman, and a new FAA deputy administrator. Former DOT official Ellen Engleman was sworn in March 24 as the new NTSB chairman. Before her appointment, Engleman served for 18 months as the administrator of the DOT’s research and special programs administration. The new FAA deputy administrator is Robert Sturgell, a former Top Gun staffer and airline pilot.

January 15, 2008 - 6:44am

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), in collaboration with NBAA, plans to launch a “proof of concept” security project for FAR Part 91 operators. The voluntary program, scheduled to start late this month at Teterboro Airport, N.J., for based Part 91 operators, is modeled after the NBAA Security Protocol, said the business aviation association.

January 15, 2008 - 6:14am

While the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and NBAA continue to work on a security protocol demonstration at New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport–which could become a nationwide blueprint for airport and airspace access–the agency is taking further steps to implement the Twelve-Five Standard Security Program (TFSSP).

January 11, 2008 - 8:19am

The Transportation Security Administration’s revised final Private Charter Standard Security Program (PCSSP) released on New Year’s Eve removes the Global Express from inclusion in passenger and baggage screening requirements. At the same time, the revised program adds a minimum seating configuration that expands coverage to aircraft that wouldn’t have been covered solely under a weight determination.

January 8, 2008 - 10:26am

Although general aviation access to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) continues to be an elusive and possibly unattainable goal, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) put its GA airport-watch hotline into effect at the beginning of last month and announced that it will test a security program for GA operators at Teterboro (N.J.) Airport (TEB) within the next few weeks.

 
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