Monthly Archives: March 2013

Spokane Sues FAA Over Tower Shutdown

 Tower Closure Fallout back to top      Spokane Sues FAA Over Tower Shutdown   As the FAA moves forward with plans to close 149 contract towers across the U.S., local communities are scrambling for ways to keep their towers … Continue reading

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Dick Rutan Recalls Voyager’s 1986 Circumnavigation

  Twenty seven years after the fact, Dick Rutan says he’s somewhat astonished that he and Jeana Yeager made it around the world in the Burt Rutan-designed Voyager, given the rudimentary avionics of the day and the fact that the … Continue reading

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Left to right: Jack Stewart, Don Rhea, Drew Mercy, Catherine Hart, Congressman McKeon, Vicki Medina, Al Hoffman… Left to right: Jack Stewart, Don Rhea, Vicki Medina, Congressman Kevin McCarthy, Drew Mercy, Catherine Hart, Al Hoffman…          LEGISLATIVE EFFORTS … Continue reading

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There’s no joy in Mudville today.

There’s no joy in Mudville today.   The impact of sequestration on programs, projects, communications, and public outreach activities has become very real and very disruptive. This is a true demonstration that crap does, in fact, run down hill. External … Continue reading

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Joined Up Thinking

As air traffic management in Australia enters a period of significant development, Julian Green meets the new CEO of Airservices Australia, Margaret Staib, in her first media interview. Margaret Staib takes the helm at Airservices at a particularly challenging time. … Continue reading

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Federal Budget Cuts May Endanger Air Safety

MIAMI (CBS4) – At Opa-locka airport in North Miami-Dade, tenants waited years for a new control tower to replace the old, short, cramped one. Now that they have the new tower, they might not be able to continue using it. … Continue reading

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FAA says 173 air traffic control towers will close on April 7

Washington (CNN) — The federal government will close 173 air traffic control towers at small- and medium-size airports on April 7 because of forced spending cuts, the Federal Aviation Administration told tower operators Tuesday. It will close another 16 towers … Continue reading

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