Flight plan

February 26, 2008 - 7:00am

A Lufthansa Boeing 737 recently became the first aircraft to use Mode S capability to transmit its radar identification (flight ID), without the use of secondary surveillance radar (SSR) code. Rod Marten, who oversees mode-S operations at Eurocontrol, said that air traffic controllers typically assign a four-digit SSR code to a target on the radar screen then manually correlate the aircraft information with the electronic flight plan data.

February 5, 2008 - 5:42am

Piper PA-46-500TP, Albuquerque, N.M., March 7, 2003–At 7:18 p.m. MST a Piper Meridian N522RF was destroyed when it crashed during a VFR approach to Double Eagle II Airport in Albuquerque, N.M. The instrument-rated private pilot and both passengers died. The aircraft had departed from Scottsdale, Ariz., at 6:06 p.m. on an IFR flight plan under Part 91.

February 5, 2008 - 5:42am

Piper PA-46-500TP, Albuquerque, N.M., March 7, 2003–At 7:18 p.m. MST a Piper Meridian N522RF was destroyed when it crashed during a VFR approach to Double Eagle II Airport in Albuquerque, N.M. The instrument-rated private pilot and both passengers died. The aircraft had departed from Scottsdale, Ariz., at 6:06 p.m. on an IFR flight plan under Part 91.

January 30, 2008 - 10:55am

When the high-altitude redesign (HAR) portion of the FAA’s national airspace redesign program begins initial implementation this year, it will signal the beginning of the end for dependence on station-to-station navigation between ground-based Vortacs and represent a first step toward Free Flight, the Holy Grail of 21st century airspace management.

January 30, 2008 - 10:55am

When the high-altitude redesign (HAR) portion of the FAA’s national airspace redesign program begins initial implementation this year, it will signal the beginning of the end for dependence on station-to-station navigation between ground-based Vortacs and represent a first step toward Free Flight, the Holy Grail of 21st century airspace management.

January 30, 2008 - 10:06am

If international flight operations were complicated after 9/11, they are certain to become even more difficult now in view of the U.S.-led war against Iraq. Ironically enough, the conflict began during the middle of NBAA’s 30th International Operators Conference (IOC), held in Colorado Springs, Colo. in mid-March, just a stone’s throw away from the massive Cheyenne Mountain headquarters of NORAD.

January 30, 2008 - 10:06am

If international flight operations were complicated after 9/11, they are certain to become even more difficult now in view of the U.S.-led war against Iraq. Ironically enough, the conflict began during the middle of NBAA’s 30th International Operators Conference (IOC), held in Colorado Springs, Colo. in mid-March, just a stone’s throw away from the massive Cheyenne Mountain headquarters of NORAD.

January 28, 2008 - 8:15am

SOCATA TBM 700, LEESBURG, VA., MARCH 1, 2003–TBM 700 N700PP was destroyed, and its three occupants killed, when it crashed into trees during an instrument approach to Leesburg Executive Airport (JYO), Va., at 2:45 p.m. EST. All three were employees of High Performance Technologies of Arlington, Va.

January 28, 2008 - 8:15am

SOCATA TBM 700, LEESBURG, VA., MARCH 1, 2003–TBM 700 N700PP was destroyed, and its three occupants killed, when it crashed into trees during an instrument approach to Leesburg Executive Airport (JYO), Va., at 2:45 p.m. EST. All three were employees of High Performance Technologies of Arlington, Va.

January 22, 2008 - 5:47am

Arinc Direct, the business aviation services division of Annapolis, Md.-based Arinc, has officially launched a lineup of flight-support services for corporate flight departments and FBOs. The company said the menu of service choices now offerred includes worldwide flight planning, weather information, flight following, voice and data communications, ground handling and global concierge services.

 
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