Chicago O’Hare Slot Program Extended Again
The FAA on Friday published an order extending through April 1, 2006, a flight-reduction program at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, including slot reservations for general aviation operations. The current limitations were previously scheduled to end on October 29, and the agency is seeking to extend the program through April 2008. The program limits all Part 91 and/or 135 IFR and VFR unscheduled flights to four operations per hour from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. NBAA and the National Air Transportation Association were already on record with the FAA that they opposed an extension beyond October 2005 and continue to request that any unused capacity be allocated to general aviation operations.