Raytheon Beech King Air 200, Hondo, Texas, Sept. 5, 2006–The King Air had just been painted when the 18,500-hour ATP-rated pilot arrived to fly it back to home base. The airport at which it had been painted did not have jet-A, so he planned to fly to an airport 30 miles away to refuel. While taxiing out, he ran into a pothole, which was not visible because of standing rainwater. There was no notam warning about the damaged taxiway.
Here at EBACE Honeywell is exhibiting its runway awareness and advisory system (RAAS), which gives the crew of an airplane the proper information to avoid making a runway incursion.
The FAA extended to September 22 the public comment period for a draft reevaluation of a proposed centerfield taxiway at Boston Logan International Airport. The FAA deferred its decision on the proposed centerfield taxiway until the taxiway operations north of Runway 15R/33L were assessed. If approved by the FAA, the centerfield taxiway would be a 9,300-foot parallel taxiway between Runway 4L and 4R.
Pennsylvania will provide more than $4 million in state-aid grants to pay for improvements at six airports heavily used by general aviation: $1.5 million for a new runway, taxi turnaround and ramp at Allegheny County; $225,000 for T-hangars at Berks County; $45,000 for new runway lighting and a beacon at Dauphin County; $450,000 for a passenger terminal building at Elk County; $1.05 million for a GA terminal at Fayette County; and $1.1 millio
Raytheon Beech King Air 200, Dulles, Va., Oct. 26, 2004–The NTSB said the accident was caused by the pilot’s improper in-flight decision to continue an instrument approach and landing. Below-minimums weather conditions were a factor.
“Was That for Us…?” is a new DVD from the FAA providing guidance on reducing runway incursions. The presentation, available from principal operations inspectors and FSDOs, also introduces an FAA program to enhance taxiway-centerline markings. Operators of the 72 busiest airports must install the new markings at all taxiways with runway holding positions by June 30, 2008.
The FAA extended to September 22 the public comment period for a draft re-evaluation of a proposed 9,300-foot parallel centerfield taxiway between Runway 4L/4R at Boston Logan International Airport. The FAA deferred its decision on the proposed taxiway until it assessed taxiway operations north of Runway 15R/33L.