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National Alliance to Advance NextGen — Supporters Wanted

By Jane Calderwood Ed Knoesel from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey gave a brief presentation this morning at the US Government Affairs Committee asking airports to consider joining the National Alliance to Advance NextGen.  Knoesel pointed out that a serious ground delays in New York today ripples throughout the system impacting [...]

Eno Transportation Foundation Report on NextGen

By Channon Hanna This week, the Eno Transportation Foundation held an event at the Bipartisan Policy Center to release their report titled “NextGen:  Aligning Costs, Benefits and Political Leadership”.  The event was attended by many representatives of the aviation industry, as well as a number of former Department of Transportation Secretaries and FAA Administrators, all [...]

NextGen Could Lead to Huge Cost Savings

By Matt Griffin Tuesday concluded with a hot session on NextGen.  Denver International Airport Director Kim Day emphasized that all airports play an important role in the development and implementation of NextGen capabilities.  Discussion among session participants Tim Stall (United Airlines), Dennis Roberts (FAA), and Bill Colligan (ITT) focused on the operational safety and efficiency [...]

FAA Shutdown Impact: Houston

By Mario C. Diaz, Director of Aviation Thanks to the efforts of a great many people, we have averted an extended FAA shutdown through the peak of the construction season.  During the two-week limited FAA operations, Houston faced the immediate cessation of work on our new TRACON facility and an installation project for runway status [...]

FAA Shutdown Impact: Peoria International Airport

Gene N. Olson Director of Airports The Furlough…How did it play in Peoria? Pretty poorly!  The recent FAA shutdown places new emphasis on the need for stable funding for the FAA over a multi-year period.  Only with stable funding can disruptions be avoided and planning be accomplished for the capital development of our nation’s air transportation [...]

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