Nearly three months after Henry “Hank” Krakowski was forced out as head of the FAA’s Air Traffic Organization (ATO), the agency named acting head David Grizzle permanently to the post. Krakowski resigned as ATO COO on April 14, following a series of highly publicized incidents in which air traffic controllers were found sleeping on duty.
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While fatigue has attracted the most attention as a cause of the recent well publicized air traffic controller errors, the Transportation Department’s top watchdog suggests that training and staffing may also play a large part.
Scottdale AirCenter at Scottsdale Airport in Arizona was named NetJets’ top FBO for 2010.
Gulfstream IV, New York, N.Y., July 27, 2010–While the twinjet was taxiing to its parking area on the ramp at John F. Kennedy International Airport, the right wing struck a light pole near a blast fence, causing substantial damage. The pilot told authorities that he knew the wing tip was “close” to the fence but the marshaller, positioned in front of and to the left of the airplane, did not signal him to stop before impact.
The NTSB has cast broad blame for the Aug. 8, 2009, fatal midair between a privately piloted Piper Lance departing Teterboro and a Liberty Helicopters Eurocopter AS350BA flying an air tour that killed nine over the Hudson River near Hoboken, N.J.
Cessna Citation 550, Brac, Croatia, July 15, 2010–The Serbian-registered Citation Bravo, operated by Prince Aviation, was substantially damaged when it overran the runway at Brac Airport after landing on a flight from Albania. The twinjet broke through the airport's perimeter fence and caught fire after it came to rest in a ditch. The two pilots, flight attendant and two passengers escaped unharmed.
NetJets has begun an operational consolidation plan for two of its North American fractional aircraft subsidiaries– NetJets Aviation (NJA) and NetJets International (NJI). Columbus, Ohio-based NJA flies everything but the large-cabin Gulfstream fleet; NJI, based in Okatie, S.C., operates the fractional Gulfstream fleet, with the exception of the super-midsize G200.
NetJets has begun an operational consolidation plan for two of its North American fractional aircraft subsidiaries–NetJets Aviation (NJA) and NetJets International (NJI). Columbus, Ohio-based NJA flies everything but the large-cabin Gulfstream fleet; NJI, based in Okatie, S.C., operates the fractional Gulfstream fleet, with the exception of the super-midsize G200.
NetJets has shelved plans for a $200 million operations and training campus in Columbus, Ohio, and is instead going forward with a more modest $21 million expansion to its existing complex at Port Columbus Regional Airport. It will build a new 140,000-sq-ft facility that will be connected to NetJets’ existing Bridgeway Avenue facility to help implement plans to consolidate its headquarters and operations in Columbus.
Cessna Citation 550, Reading, Pa., Aug. 3, 2008– While landing at Reading Regional Airport/Carl A. Spatz Field, following a Part 91 positioning flight from Pottstown, Pa., the Citation II/SP was substantially damaged when it struck a mowing tractor during roll-out. According to the tower controller on duty at the time, the Citation crew contacted him at eight miles out and was issued clearance to land on Runway 31.