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NATA says Trump ATC plan introduces significant uncertainty

NATA says Trump ATC plan introduces significant uncertainty

Today, the Trump Administration released additional details about its proposal to corporatize the nation’s air traffic control system. The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is the voice of general aviation business, representing fixed base operators, on-demand air charter, aircraft maintenance and overhaul facilities, and business aircraft and fractional ownership fleet management. NATA members range in… Read more »

Source: NATA, 13-Jun-17

NBAA calls on Air Traffic Control system modernization, not privatization

NBAA calls on Air Traffic Control system modernization, not privatization

National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen today issued the following statement in response to the administration’s continuing calls for privatizing the nation’s air traffic control (ATC) system. The president’s renewed call for ATC privatization was included in a set of transportation-infrastructure spending “principles” advanced by the president today at the White… Read more »

Source: NBAA, 13-Jun-17

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Trump FY2018 budget proposal is controversial, says HAI

Trump FY2018 budget proposal is controversial, says HAI

With the release of the White House’s budget proposal, Helicopter Association International (HAI) is alarmed that the Trump administration is pursuing a controversial concept of privatizing the nation’s air traffic control (ATC) system. HAI supports ongoing efforts to modernize and increase efficiency at the FAA. Currently, the interests of all users of the National Airspace… Read more »

Source: HAI, 05-Jun-17

HAI President visits lawmakers, warns against ATC privatization

HAI President visits lawmakers, warns against ATC privatization

On May 2, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing on Oversight of U.S. Airline Customer Service. Representatives from United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and American Airlines testified at the well-attended hearing. Addressing the airlines in his opening remarks, Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) commented, “As a general rule, I don’t believe in… Read more »

Source: HAI, 08-May-17

Elected Officials Stand Against ATC Privatization at NBAA-BACE

Elected Officials Stand Against ATC Privatization at NBAA-BACE

Three current members of Congress spoke at the 2016 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) this week in Orlando, FL, and all three emphasized business aviation’s essential role in America. They also declared their strong opposition to creating a private ATC system funded by user fees. “We all know that our airspace is a… Read more »

Source: NBAA, 12-Nov-16

FAA Extends Tower Closure Date

FAA Extends Tower Closure Date

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today that it will delay the closures of all 149 federal contract air traffic control towers until June 15. Last month, the FAA announced it would eliminate funding for these towers as part of the agency’s required $637 million budget cuts under sequestration. This additional… Read more »

Source: FAA, 08-Apr-13

Garmin introduces comprehensive lineup of certified and portable ADS-B solutions

Garmin introduces comprehensive lineup of certified and portable ADS-B solutions

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced a comprehensive suite of certified and portable ADS-B solutions, providing options for any aircraft owner to satisfy the U.S. NextGen mandate for ADS-B Out and also gain immediate access to the benefits of ADS-B In including high-integrity… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 17-Jul-12

HAI calls for action on US airspace issue

HAI calls for action on US airspace issue

As many of you are aware, HAI has as two of its top priorities the defense of your right to access the airspace and the maintenance of an operating environment absent of overburdensome, ill-conceived regulations and legislative mandates. Of the several critical issues we are currently dealing with, one demands your immediate attention. The Joint… Read more »

Source: HAI, 07-May-12

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Aeronav granted STC for Aspen displays in AS350

Aeronav granted STC for Aspen displays in AS350

Aeronav Avionics of Pitt Meadows, BC recently announced its formal TCCA STC approval# SH12-15 for installation of Aspen Avionics Evolution EFD1000H/MFD500H dual display, night VFR configuration in the AS350 series helicopter. The STC covers various interfaces and allows the end user the flexibility to integrate a single panel installation or a more diverse multi panel/multi… Read more »

Source: Aeronav Avionics, 16-Mar-12

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ND UAV airspace plan raises questions and concerns

ND UAV airspace plan raises questions and concerns

A proposal to create new restricted airspace in North Dakota for training of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)raises more questions than it answers, undermines safety, and would set a dangerous precedent in creating additional restricted airspace for use solely by UAS, AOPA said, urging members to comment on the proposal by Feb. 12. On Nov. 28, the FAA published a… Read more »

Source: AOPA, 18-Jan-12

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Air Traffic Control Association makes award for North Sea WAM system

Air Traffic Control Association makes award for North Sea WAM system

NATS, the leading provider of air traffic services and solutions in the United Kingdom, received the 2011 Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) Earl F. Ward Memorial Award for their deployment of Saab AB subsidiary Saab Sensis Corporation’s Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) in the North Sea. Presented at the annual ATCA conference, the Ward Award is… Read more »

Source: Saab, 03-Oct-11

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Alaska controllers officially using ADS-B

Alaska controllers officially using ADS-B

ANCHORAGE, AK — Air traffic controllers in the Alaska region are now officially using Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) technology to improve safety and efficiency in Alaska’s rugged terrain. The system – Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) – is a core technology under NextGen. “NextGen technology is already helping make aviation safer and more efficient,”… Read more »

Source: FAA, 28-Jun-10

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