New developments at airports including regulations and noise issues; legal disputes; openings, acquisitions and mergers.


China eases handling restrictions

The volume of business aircraft flying into China is continuing to increase.

Torqued: Fallout from the TEB Challenger overrun crash

Last month we reported that, in the fallout from the February 2 Challenger overrun at Teterboro (TEB), the FAA levied a fine of almost $2 million against P

Hey Bloke, Land Here

Despite its location 60 miles southeast of the British capital, Lydd Airport is trying to attract business aircraft with a new name–London Ashford Airport–

Texas Airport Plan Clears Hurdle

The FAA said it has no objection from an “airspace utilization standpoint” to a plan to develop Air Rice Airport, a private facility near Katy, Texas, into

DCA access rules go into effect

Rules that enable qualified general aviation operators to resume flights into and out of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) went into effect l

Busting D.C. Airspace Might Get Costly

Federal legislation (H.R.

FAA floats idea of permanent Washington ADIZ

While many in general aviation were seeking to modify or eliminate the much-loathed Washington air defense identification zone (ADIZ), the FAA executed a 1

FAA begins rulemaking process to extend runway safety margins

The FAA has decided to create a new rule to mandate a 15-percent runway landing safety margin for commercial operators instead of trying to impose the requ
Regulations and Government

Debate about Farnborough traffic continues

Many local residents who successfully opposed TAG Aviation’s application to increase the number of weekend and holiday movements at the UK’s Farnborough Ai

Airport Profile: Kansas City Downtown Airport Gets An Upgrade

On November 15, Runway 1-19 at Charles Wheeler Downtown Airport (MKC) in Kansas City, Mo., reopened following extensive work.
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LCY deal to close soon

Final bids to buy the UK’s London City Airport (LCY) were lodged on September 12 and a deal was expected to be agreed upon around press time.

No de-icing available at Truckee-Tahoe (Calif.) Airport

The de-icing contractor at California’s Truckee-Tahoe Airport (TRK) recently quit providing services, and the airport reports that it is unlikely any de-ic

Las Vegas is called the 'Desert Aspen'

It you’re flying to Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS), a word to the wise–call ahead.

Bill Bailey, a chief pilot based at LAS,

Florida Airport Considers Anti-noise Plan

A proposed noise-compatibility program for Southwest Florida Airport in Fort Myers is under review by the FAA.

New Exec Terminal To Open at Le Bourget

Paris Le Bourget Airport is to open a new executive terminal in April.

FAA holds its position at Pompano Beach, Florida

The FAA has told city administrators of Pompano Beach, Fla., that the federal agency will not reconsider its position on city attempts to restrict general

HPN Honors Quiet-flying Operators

Last month nearly 30 business aircraft operators based at Westchester County Airport (HPN) received “Spirit of Noise Abatement Awards” for achieving 100-pe

Van Nuys Airport Story Now on DVD

One Six Right, a documentary of Van Nuys Airport in California, is now available on DVD for $28.95 (plus shipping and handling).

Port Authority committee seeks agreement on Teterboro issues

Anthony Coscia, chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owns and operates Teterboro Airport (TEB), stirred up a hornet’s nest when

New Tower Slated for Toronto Airport

Nav Canada, the nation’s provider of ATC services, plans to start building a new control tower at Toronto Buttonville Municipal Airport this summer.

Oslo Activates Infrared De-icing Facility

An InfraTek infrared de-icing system is under trial and now open at Norway’s Oslo Gardermoen Airport.

Frankfurt makes plans for executive facilities

The German business and banking metropolis of Frankfurt lacks a dedicated executive airport, but Christoph Goetzmann, head of the executive aviation divisi

Unique Local Tax Credit Plan Continues

A plan implemented last year to offset the city and county tax burden on airplane owners at Pitt-Greenville (N.C.) Airport has attracted more aircraft owne

Ameco offers landing gear service in Beijing, China

Ameco Beijing, located on Beijing Capital International Airport, is offering landing gear service for the Boeing 737 (including the BBJ) and 737NG, 747-200

Chicago's Midway up for sale?

The worst-kept secret in Chicago: Mayor Richard Daley is considering privatizing Midway International Airport.

Probe continues into death at FBO

The investigation into the apparently accidental death of line employee Joyce Miller, 29, on February 28 at Wilson Air Center’s Charlotte/Douglas Internati

Farnborough Ops increase proposed

In a bid to overcome local opposition to its application to increase weekend and holiday operations at London Farnborough Airport to 5,000 movements annual

Soccer traffic comes to Le Bourget

In the middle of last month downtown Paris was abuzz with soccer fever, as tens of thousands of fans relaxed at sidewalk cafes before the most important ma

ATC commits most serious incursions

In FY 2005, there were 327 runway incursions, of which 29 were serious Category A and B incidents, according to the FAA’s regional administrator for the We