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It used to be Signature’s busiest location– by far. The FBO at Ronald Reagan Washington National has seen on its ramp everyone from presidents, ex-presidents and captains of industry to weekend pilots with their families visiting the nation’s capital.
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.
The UK’s Lydd Airport is trying to attract business aircraft with a new executive facility operated by FAL Aviation. The airport, 60 miles southeast of London, has also added an ILS, resurfaced its 4,937-foot runway and installed new runway lights. Standard opening hours at Lydd, which is rebranding itself as London Ashford Airport, are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., but movements are permitted outside these times by prior permission.
Raytheon Aircraft is trying to obtain approval for the Hawker 400XP to use London City Airport. The aircraft has already made a test flight into the downtown London airport in a bid to convince the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) that it can handle the 5.5-degree steep approach and 4,300-foot runway.
Last month we reported that, in the fallout from the February 2 Challenger overrun at Teterboro (TEB), the FAA levied a fine of almost $2 million against Platinum Jet and its principal officer and owner. I requested a copy of the action so that I could review it myself.
The volume of business aircraft flying into China is continuing to increase. According to the Shanghai airport authority, the number of corporate movements into the country’s main business city has been growing by as much as 15 percent in recent years to reach a total of 1,200 last year.
Despite its location 60 miles southeast of the British capital, Lydd Airport is trying to attract business aircraft with a new name–London Ashford Airport–and a new executive facility operated by FAL Aviation. The airport recently installed an ILS and resurfaced its 4,937-foot runway.
The FAA said it has no objection from an “airspace utilization standpoint” to a plan to develop Air Rice Airport, a private facility near Katy, Texas, into a public-use business aviation airport. The private developers have renamed the field South Waller County Airport and hope to start construction within six months to extend the runway.
Rules that enable qualified general aviation operators to resume flights into and out of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) went into effect last month, and interested operators can start the complicated application and approval process.