Geography of the United States

January 6, 2012 - 3:20am

The City of Pompano Beach is extending the main runway at Pompano Beach Airpark by 500 feet. Upon completion early this year, Runway 15-33 at the Fort Lauderdale area airport will be 4,918 feet long, allowing for easier takeoffs and landings and affording an increased level of safety.

The present expansion is somewhat ironic. The city–in an attempt to emphasize the former military training base’s GA-only usage–shortened 15-33 from its original length of 5,000 feet to its current length of 4,420 feet in 1971.

November 10, 2011 - 5:11am
Envision exterior paint

Envision Aviation has a vision for paint schemes that it is translating to the exterior paint of business jets. “We’ve done two airplanes and are most definitely open for business,” said Envision president Heath Moore of his newly defined company.

November 8, 2011 - 3:30pm

The pace of the decline of general aviation aircraft deliveries slowed in the third quarter, according to statistics released yesterday by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA).

November 3, 2011 - 5:36pm

Million Air officially opened its new $12 million general aviation complex at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport this week. The FBO complex includes a 12,500-sq-ft hangar, 20,000-sq-ft hangar and adjacent 3,000-sq-ft U.S. Customs facility, as well as 200,000 sq ft of ramp space.

November 2, 2011 - 12:42pm

GE Aviation has broken ground on a jet-engine components factory in Auburn, Ala. The 300,000-sq-ft manufacturing plant will produce precision, super-alloy machined parts for GE jet engines that will power future commercial and military aircraft and will support the fleet of GE engines already in service.

October 10, 2011 - 10:00am

What’s the air capital of the world? Thirteen partners hope you’ll answer “Wichita,” at least after they finish their marketing campaign here at the NBAA show. The campaign claims the “air capital” title based on what its backers say is the city’s position as the number-one site for aviation manufacturing, skilled aviation workers and a robust aviation supply chain.

October 6, 2011 - 4:30pm
The NBAA Convention returns to Las Vegas next week; the city last hosted the con

The flow of aircraft, people and exhibit booth material is accelerating toward Las Vegas in preparation for the NBAA’s 64th Annual Meeting & Convention, which starts on Monday.

September 13, 2011 - 10:51am

With less than 30 days until the 2011 NBAA Convention takes place in Las Vegas, NBAA announced yesterday an “outstanding” lineup of featured speakers at the opening general session at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, October 10. This list includes Sen. Joseph Manchin III (D-W.Va.); FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt; NTSB chairwoman Deborah Hersman; John Deere Agricultural and Turf division president Dave Everitt; and doctor, pilot and former U.S.

August 24, 2011 - 11:30am

StandardAero’sOmaha regional service center completed its first line-level inspection of a Honeywell TFE731 engine since acquiring the Honeywell line-level service authorization this past June. Technicians completed 150-/250-hour and 300-/400-hour engine inspections on all three engines of a Falcon 50 for an Eppley Field-based corporate customer, and they did it while watching the Missouri River threatening to flood the airport.

August 17, 2011 - 11:00am

Wichita State University has risen to second among the nation’s universities in aeronautical research and development expenditures, according to the latest information from the National Science Foundation’s National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics.

 
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