An FAA training video for precision runway monitor (PRM) operations, available online at www.faa.gov/avr/afs/prmtraining, is required viewing for all pilots who wish to participate in approaches at U.S. airports with PRM capability.
Aviation International News » July 2002
When a Fortune 500 company’s fortunes crash and burn, corporate jets usually go up for sale and pilots end up looking for work. Such is the case with Tyco International, which has had its share of negative headlines over the past month.
The captain admitted that his aircraft was hot and high on the approach and that he ignored the first officer’s repeated warnings to go around, according to the NTSB’s preliminary report of the May 1 runway overrun accident at Baltimore-Washington International Airport involving a Flight Options Beechjet 400A (N498CW).
The Dassault family again holds the majority share of Dassault Aviation, with 50.01 percent of the French aircraft manufacturer’s stock.
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) recently purchased the Aircraft Ground Service Guide and the Aircraft Towing Guide from Sandpiper Publications. The AGSG provides aircraft fuel requirements and capacity; performance specifications; ground-power locations and requirements; tire-pressure requirements; and weights and dimensions for pistons, turboprops and jets. The ASCG also has detailed drawings of service locations.
The Connecticut Business Aviation Group (CBAG) recently formalized its organization, establishing its mandate and selecting its team of executive officers at a meeting at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks.
Raytheon Aircraft is working on an in-house sound-reduction package that aims to lower the noise levels by about 5 db in the Premier I cabin. The interior package will start being installed on the production line in the fall and be retrofittable at no charge to customers, the company said.
Air-taxi operators, including those that buy fuel at Raytheon Aircraft Services, will now be competing with the FBO chain for air-taxi customers. Raytheon Aircraft Charter and Management (RACM) is becoming a division of Raytheon Aircraft Services (RAS) to offer aircraft and charter management throughout the company’s nationwide network of 14 FBOs.
Draft Advisory Circular 93-1, “Reservations for Unscheduled Flights at High Density Traffic Airports,” provides an overview of proposed changes to the slot-reservation process for unscheduled IFR arrivals and departures at New York JFK International and La Guardia Airports, and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (when reopened to general aviation).
The FAA will procure new radar systems for some 15 low- to medium-activity airports that currently have no radar displays. These displays are part of the agency’s plan to provide interim tower displays in advance of the full national deployment of the Standard Terminal Automated Radar System (Stars). The displays will provide an “affordable and certifiable” tower radar that can be purchased by airports at their own expense.