A noise study will be one of the first jobs of the new Palwaukee Airport Community Engagement Council (PACE), an airport/citizen group organized earlier this year to address issues the local community has with the Wheeling, Ill. general aviation airport.
Aviation International News » November 2002
On November 5, U.S. voters will determine whether Republicans or Democrats have the majority in the House and Senate, and how this pans out has obvious importance to the Bush Administration. In the Senate, where the Democrats enjoy a one-vote majority, Sen. Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), who may have aspirations to run for president in 2004, has been a constant thorn in the side of President Bush by holding up progress on a number of bills.
Several NBAA member companies have been informed that if they fail the Department of Transportation definition of U.S. citizen, they are restricted by DOT regulations from operating their business aircraft under Part 91 Subpart F even though the aircraft in question may be U.S.-registered.
In a report prepared for several members of Congress, the General Accounting Office (GAO) said the FAA’s standard terminal automation replacement system (Stars) “bears little resemblance to the program envisioned in 1996.”
Although the bill is called the Aviation Industry and Reform Act and is designed to give more financial relief to the airline industry, H.R.5506 also contains provisions
to reform some parts of the FAA and exempts some foreign pilots who come to the
U.S. for recurrent training from undergoing Justice Department background checks.
Helicopters have traditionally gotten short shrift in the movies. Either they are blowing up and then burning (or blowing up and burning simultaneously) or serving the interests of the bad guys.
The successful helicopter airline is the rotorcraft world’s equivalent of the lost continent of Atlantis. There are legends of its having once existed but as the years stretch into the distance, the chances of its ever having been real seem to fade away. You can almost count on one hand the number of scheduled helicopter operations putting black ink into their books and have fingers left over.
Finalizing an acquisition process long under way, leading aeromedical transport operator Air Methods of Denver acquired Rocky Mountain Holdings (RMH) of Provo, Utah, owner of Rocky Mountain Helicopters, itself a major aeromedical operator.
CHC Helicopter Corp. hit the Big Apple October 11 when its class-A subordinate voting shares began trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FLI.” Making a characteristically high-profile splash in the concrete canyons of lower Manhattan, CHC CEO Craig Dobbin, flanked by other company officers, rang the official opening bell to start trading on the stock exchange floor at 9:30 a.m.
For the last 15 years, a northern New Jersey bank has been quietly landing its