Martin County Airport/Witham Field (KSUA) in Florida was recently awarded the 2016 Community Affairs Award by the Florida Airports Council for its “Cleared for Take-Off” outreach program that introduces students to aviation through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). [Read more…]
Does anyone not believe a vibrant aviation ecosystem starts at the airport? If our airports cease to exist, aviation ceases to exist. It really is that simple.
Like too many airports around the country, Arcadia Airport (X06) in Arcadia, Florida, was struggling after years of neglect. The Arcadia City Council established the Arcadia Airport Advisory Committee. It was the early 2010s. [Read more…]
After more than 20 years, the Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport (KLXT) now has the necessary funding to begin paving the extension of its north/south runway.
By doing so, it will mean a greater variety of business class aircraft will be able to utilize the airport. This could lead to an even greater economic impact for the entire community, according to city officials. [Read more…]
LAS VEGAS – FAA Administrator Michael Huerta recently joined federal and local officials to dedicate the new air traffic control facility at McCarran International Airport (KLAS).
The project includes a 352-foot air traffic control tower and a 59,000-square-foot base building, which houses the Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON), air traffic control training simulators, administrative offices, and equipment. [Read more…]
WILMINGTON, Ohio — The most recent runway in the United States to be certified by the FAA as Category III is located at the Wilmington Air Park.
The Clinton County Port Authority and LGSTX Services recently received word from the FAA that the Instrument Landing System (ILS) on Runway 22R has been officially certified at Category III/E/3. [Read more…]
As winter approaches, U.S. airports, pilots, air traffic controllers, and manufacturers will begin using new Takeoff and Landing Performance Assessment (TALPA) methods to improve safety at U.S. airports.
Aviation International News is reporting that the FAA has subpoenaed the city of Santa Monica and issued a notice of investigation into the city’s efforts to evict the two main fuel providers at Santa Monica Airport.
“These actions may be causing, and appear intended to cause, impairment of the airport, including but not limited to, a de facto closure of the airport in violation of applicable law,” the agency told the city in a Sept. 26 notice of investigation (NOI), according to the report. Read the full report here.
A Cessna 182 owner has filed a lawsuit against San Francisco International Airport, claiming the managers are trying to force general aviation pilots to move to other airports, and they illegally pulled his flight privileges as part of the plan.
A story at CourthouseNews.com notes that Robert Reinheimer’s security access to the airport was suspended last year based on allegations that the FAA later determined were unfounded. Reinheimer, who has based his 182 at SFO since 1980, filed the lawsuit in San Francisco Superior Court, according to the report.
In his court filings, Reinheimer says that from the time of his first tie-down lease, the airport “urged, encouraged and exerted various pressures on persons who parked their small piston single and twin engine aircraft at SFIA to move to other airports. For the past three years, plaintiff has been the only piston airplane tied down or home-based at SFIA.”
Read the full story on the court case here.