Runway

May 7, 2012 - 4:35pm

While high-speed runway departures that result in shattered aircraft make the headlines, runway excursions of all types are becoming increasingly more common, said Paul Ratté, aviation safety programs director at insurance provider USAIG.

May 2, 2012 - 4:10am
computer screen showing program

Cannes-Mandelieu Airport has apparently reached an accommodation with its neighbors, who threatened to shut down the airport permanently four years ago. According to Umberto Vallino, marketing and statistics manager for the airport, the key is a noise-abatement effort launched in April using a computer program developed by A-Tech Acoustic Technologies of Brussels, Belgium.

May 1, 2012 - 3:58pm

The Massachusetts Port Authority has begun a seven-month closure of Runway 15R/33L at Boston Logan International Airport for resurfacing and to complete Runway Safety Area (RSA) construction at the departure end of Runway 15R. Following daily closures this month, the runway will be completely closed starting about June 15 through late September, ending with daily closures again in October and November. The enhanced RSA will extend the existing Engineered Material Arresting System (EMAS) bed to a total of 500 feet.

May 1, 2012 - 3:55pm

The Chicago Area Business Aviation Association (CABAA) received approval to have the CABAA Visual Departure at Chicago Executive Airport published in Jeppesen charts. The Runway 16 VFR procedure, which has until now been published only in the Airport/Facility Directory, was developed last year to minimize takeoff delays with the opening of Runway 27R at Chicago O’Hare. The new Jeppesen chart will be issued on May 12 under Revision 11.

April 30, 2012 - 4:35pm
Washington, D.C.

Two federal watchdogs told a congressional panel on April 25 that the FAA has improved its ability to collect aviation safety data, but lacks the analysis needed to enhance the safety of air traffic operations.

April 26, 2012 - 4:00pm

While the FAA is doing a better job of collecting aviation safety data, two government watchdogs told a congressional panel yesterday that the agency lacks the integrated collection and analysis needed to enhance the safety of air traffic operations.

April 24, 2012 - 6:00pm

Augusta State Airport in Maine is down to one runway until the end of June. Currently, Runway 08/26 (2,700 feet by 50 feet) is closed while undergoing maintenance, and reconstruction work has reduced the operational distance of 5,000-foot Runway 17/35 to 3,430 feet. Runway 08/26 is scheduled to reopen when the renovation project fully closes Runway 17/35 in about mid-May. The reconstruction work is scheduled to last through June.

April 16, 2012 - 4:59pm
Emirates A380

Emirates Airlines has offered a unique proposal to the British CAA that might allow the carrier to land its A380s at London Heathrow Airport in the middle of the night, when traffic levels are minimal. The plan would require the giant aircraft to use much steeper approaches than normal and land farther down the runway, past the traditional touchdown zone.

April 16, 2012 - 4:45pm

Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL) plans to close the current 5,200-foot south east-west runway (9R/27L) at 10 p.m. EDT on April 17, in preparation for construction of a new south runway.

April 1, 2012 - 5:25am

Preliminary Report: Twinjet Crashes on Approach in Germany

Cessna 750 Citation X, Egelsbach, Germany, March 1, 2012–While on approach to Egelsbach Airport at the conclusion of a flight from Linz, Austria, the U.S.-registered twinjet crashed and burned in a wooded area, killing the two crewmembers and the three passengers. German accident investigators recovered the Citation X’s cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorders for analysis.

Preliminary Report: German Turboprop Misses Runway in Snow

 
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