All posts for the month August, 2010

Portland International Jetport Is A Growing Concern

By Jane Calderwood While in Maine last week, I went to visit Paul Bradbury, Director of the Portland International Jetport (PWM).  Having worked closely with PWM in the mid-90s during their last major expansion project (while working for Maine Senator Olympia Snowe), I couldn’t resist the opportunity to get a first hand look at the […]

WV Aviation Conference a High-Flying Success

It’s summer – the time of year for country fairs and state aviation conferences. On Monday, I was honored to speak at the West Virginia Aviation Conference, while ACI-NA president Greg Principato spoke at the Florida Airports Conference. Senator Rockefeller (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, was unable to attend the conference in person, […]

Update on FY 2011 Appropriations Bills

By Channon Hanna Last week, the Senate adjourned for August recess after the Appropriations Committee approved 9 of the 12 fiscal year (FY) 2011 appropriations bills, including the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Department of Homeland Security bills. Only the Defense, Interior, and Legislative Branch appropriations bills have not been approved by the Senate […]

On Again-Off Again-On Again: New Hope of Senate Action on AMT Exemption

By: Annie Russo When Congress comes back into session next month, all eyes will be on the Senate as there is a long list of bills they have yet to consider.  One of those issues gaining significant attention is the need to extend expiring tax provisions, including the extension of the relief of the Alternative […]

Alaska Airlines Evaluates Pulsed Landing Lights to Mitigate Bird Hazards

At a recent meeting of the Commercial Aviation Safety Team, Linda Chism of Alaska Airlines described their evaluation of pulsed wingtip landing lights to mitigate bird hazards. Between Oct. 2008 and Oct. 2009, Alaska Airlines experienced 309 bird strikes. These strikes were reported by flight crews on walk-around, by mechanics or by pilots as in-flight […]

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