The optional interfaces let pilots overlay nav waypoint data with precipitation, lightning and traffic information. The SN3500 accepts sensor input from a variety of TCAS I and TAS products and displays standard TCAS symbology on its high-resolution color display, according to Sandel. A Stormscope interface is a standard feature of the $9,950 unit, with the weather and traffic upgrade options starting at $1,500.
Though active only in evening and night hours, they will be in effect through December 31 and are likely to be renewed. Originally extending from 12,000 feet to 14,000 feet, they are expected to be changed to extend from 14,000 feet to 16,000 feet. The TFRs were issued in response to U.S. Customs Service and Border Patrol unmanned aerial vehicle surveillance operations.
Falcon 900EX N973M sustained minor damage during a landing overrun at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey on March 3. According to the NTSB, due to the wind (290 degrees at 10 knots), the pilots added 10 knots to their landing approach speed of 120 knots. Just before touchdown on Runway 24, the control tower reported the wind from 290 degrees at 15 knots, gusting to 20 knots.
Beech 99, Butte, Mont., March 18, 2006–The ATP pilot and commercial copilot were killed when the Ameriflight Beech 99 cargo flight crashed into trees in mountainous terrain approximately seven nm southwest of Butte.
DuPage has 10.8 million sq ft of pavement, including runways, taxiways, ramp area, roads and parking lots. When it snows, field crews clear an area equivalent to 102 miles of two-lane road. According to Michael Masciola, director of business development and marketing for the DuPage Airport Authority, the airport has won numerous awards for its snow removal prowess.
On May 1, the FAA implemented a new air traffic management initiative called the Airspace Flow Program (AFP). To explain the AFP, the agency recently released Advisory Circular 90-102. The AFP is used when severe weather constrains traffic in the Northeast. Affected pilots will receive an expect departure clearance time (EDCT) before takeoff, which helps ATC meter traffic through areas with severe weather.
Early this month the FAA is scheduled to start a new air traffic management initiative called the Airspace Flow Program (see Advisory Circular 90-102). The AFP is used when severe weather constrains traffic in the Northeast. Affected pilots will receive an expect departure clearance time (EDCT) before takeoff, which helps ATC meter traffic through areas with severe weather. Westbound flights are not part of the AFP.
Macquarie Infrastructure, a New York subsidiary of Australian-based Macquarie Bank, late last month closed on an agreement to purchase the Trajen network of FBOs. Under the transaction, the 23 former Trajen FBOs will be combined with the 19 Atlantic Aviation facilities to create a chain of 42 locations across the U.S. Macquarie purchased Atlantic Aviation in 2004.
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