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December 18, 2006, 10:28 AM

Runway 14/32 opened in late November at Boston Logan International Airport. The new runway should reduce delays an average of 25 percent, but up to 90 percent when strong northwest winds are blowing.

December 18, 2006, 10:14 AM

If pilots flying into Hawthorne Municipal Airport/Jack Northrop Field on the morning of November 22 wondered why the airport was closed for an hour-and-a-half, the notam announcing the closing didn’t provide much information except to cite “construction testing” and a “business event.” The busine

December 18, 2006, 10:00 AM

Nathan Landow doesn’t like the acronym FBO.

December 18, 2006, 9:55 AM

U.S. Customs and Border Protection opened a new office at Santa Maria Airport (SMX) on December 4, with operating hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

December 18, 2006, 9:41 AM

Air traffic controllers at Canada’s Ottawa International Airport can now “see” traffic on the airport surface in the southwest area of the airport using a computer vision-based airport surface detection (ASD) system installed by Searidge Technologies.

December 18, 2006, 9:38 AM

Burrows Aviation is building a new FBO at Sheboygan County Memorial Airport (SBM) in Wisconsin. Scheduled to open next month, the FBO is owned by Ron Burrows, a pilot and real estate developer. The FBO will offer a conference room, weather data, wireless Internet access and AirBP fuel.

December 18, 2006, 9:29 AM

Pilots no longer need to complain about the tight ramp space at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport FBO Banyan Air Services. The FBO opened a new terminal and ramp on December 7.

December 18, 2006, 9:19 AM

Bell 206B-3 JetRanger, Shelbyville, Texas, March 10, 2005–The NTSB could not determine the reason for the loss of control and subsequent crash of the JetRanger and blamed the accident on the pilot’s failure to maintain altitude and clearance for undetermined reasons.

December 18, 2006, 9:05 AM

Cessna 208B Caravan, Portland, Ore., Dec. 24, 2005–The reason for the Caravan’s loss of power on takeoff has not been determined, said the NTSB. The pilot reported, “After becoming airborne, the airplane quit accelerating and a positive climb rate was not established.”

December 18, 2006, 9:01 AM

Aerospatiale SA 319B, Escalante, Utah, Dec. 14, 2005–The NTSB said the probable cause of the SA 319 accident was the pilot’s inadequate remedial action when the helicopter entered ground resonance. The rough/uneven terrain and inadequate company maintenance were contributing factors.

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