O'Hare International Airport

May 5, 2008 - 6:05am

The FAA and aviation industry have formed a Runway Safety Council to examine root causes of runway incursions and make recommendations about runway safety. The group includes 12 to 15 industry representatives and held its first meeting in late March.

April 25, 2008 - 7:38am

At the 60th anniversary of the pivotal naval battle that saved it from Japanese occupation, Midway Island is again fighting for its life–at least its economic life as a viable destination airport (MDY). According to Midway Phoenix, the company that operated the airport under contract from 1996 until last May 1, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is now keeping the field open only for its own support.

April 1, 2008 - 12:53pm

In its ongoing battle with the Santa Monica City Council, which is trying to figure out a way to restrict jet operations at California’s Santa Monica Airport, the FAA filed an Order to Show Cause against the city last Wednesday. The city council last week adopted an ordinance that prohibits category C and D jets from using the airport beginning April 24.

February 26, 2008 - 6:00am

When the FAA unveiled its Fiscal Year 2009 budget, it was another sign that the budget battle and the threat of user fees is far from over. “What part of ‘no’ doesn’t the White House understand?” asked AOPA president Phil Boyer. “They just changed the dates and submitted essentially the same proposal as last year–a proposal soundly rejected by the general aviation community, the House and the Senate.”

February 26, 2008 - 6:00am

When the FAA unveiled its Fiscal Year 2009 budget, it was another sign that the budget battle and the threat of user fees is far from over. “What part of ‘no’ doesn’t the White House understand?” asked AOPA president Phil Boyer. “They just changed the dates and submitted essentially the same proposal as last year–a proposal soundly rejected by the general aviation community, the House and the Senate.”

January 18, 2008 - 9:12am

Both the House and the Senate have begun the arduous process of reauthorizing the FAA, in other words replacing the historic Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR-21), which set spending priorities for the past three fiscal years. AIR-21 expires September 30, the end of fiscal year 2003.

January 18, 2008 - 9:12am

Both the House and the Senate have begun the arduous process of reauthorizing the FAA, in other words replacing the historic Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR-21), which set spending priorities for the past three fiscal years. AIR-21 expires September 30, the end of fiscal year 2003.

January 16, 2008 - 9:15am

CESSNA 208B, ROCKFORD, ILL., DEC. 17, 2002–During a night flight Cessna N277PM, operated by Planemasters as Flight 1627, collided with trees and terrain while on the ILS Runway 07 approach to the Greater Rockford Airport (RFD), Ill. The pilot was killed and the aircraft was destroyed. N277PM was operating under Part 135, transporting cargo for United Parcel Service at the time of the accident. TMC prevailed, IFR flight plan was filed.

January 15, 2008 - 6:34am

The fate of Chicago’s Meigs Field (CGX), still in limbo because of Senate inaction last year, has not disappeared from the radar screen of Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.). On January 7, the first day of the 108th Congress, he introduced legislation that would ensure the future of the downtown lakefront airport.

January 9, 2008 - 9:13am

On November 28 a third runway with Cat IIIa ILS approaches at both ends became operational at Helsinki-Vantaa (Finland) Airport. Capacity at the airport is expected to double after terminal operations move to a site between the two main parallel runways. With the new runway, the airport can handle up to 50 operations per hour. Plans to move the operations center are being evaluated, based on traffic flow.

 
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