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Posts Tagged ‘FAA’

Airport Cooperative Research Program: Annual Report of Progress

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
Figure 1: 2014 ACRP Research Panel Participants by State

The shift in the airport industry—from predictable traffic and passenger levels to economic instability, capacity constraints, and congestion—has required airport practitioners to respond with creative problem solving. ACRP has been offering practical, hands-on software guidance, modeling tools, sample planning documents, best practices, worksheets, checklists, and more since 2006.

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Texas: NextGen Flight Planning Eases Air Congestion

Thursday, November 20th, 2014
Texas: NextGen Flight Planning Eases Air Congestion Over Texas

Learn how NextGen is making air travel more efficient in the North Texas area.

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Understanding Flight Delays

Monday, January 13th, 2014
Figures 1 and 2. Number of Scheduled Flight Operations and Percent of Flight Delays Impacted by Poor Weather, 2004 Through 2012

New infrastructure has helped reduce flight delays at many of the Nation’s busiest airports. Since 2000, 20 major airports previously designated by FAA as most critical to improving the capacity and efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS) have completed substantial runway or taxiway projects that have served to increase capacity or improve traffic flows.

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FAA Oversight of Procedures and Technologies to Prevent and Mitigate the Effects of Dense, Continuous Smoke in the Cockpit

Monday, June 17th, 2013
FAA Oversight of Procedures and Technologies to Prevent and Mitigate the Effects of Dense, Continuous Smoke in the Cockpit

UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE The FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 directed the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct a study on the effectiveness of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) oversight of the use of new technologies to prevent or mitigate the effects of dense, continuous smoke in the cockpit of […]

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Aviation History: “Kites to Capsules” 1969 Federal Aviation Administration

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

more at History of aviation in film clips set to music. FAA film FA-905 Public domain film from the FAA, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied.The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though […]

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Technical Documentation Challenges in Aviation Maintenance

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION Section 1.0: Workshop Proceedings 1.1 Background on Technical documentation Issues “The technicians failed to follow the written procedures …” This statement is often found in descriptions of minor maintenance errors in National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reports of major aircraft accidents. Written procedures refer to a variety of manufacturer publications, specific company […]

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General Aviation Airports: A National Asset

Monday, May 21st, 2012


Did you know that tens of thousands of general aviation aircraft, including corporate jets, medical evacuation helicopters, and airplanes owned by individuals for business and personal use are flown in the United States? In fact, three out of every four takeoffs and landings at U.S. airports are conducted by general aviation aircraft, and most of these flights occur at general aviation airports.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Norman Mineta, Former US Secretary of Transportation

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Secretary Norman Y. Mineta founded the Mineta Transportation Institute, which is part of the Lucas Graduate School of Business at San José State University in San José, Calif. He is an internationally recognized expert in transportation policy, with many distinguished accomplishments in transportation and business. Currently he is vice chair of Hill & Knowlton Global […]

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NextGen: Aliging Costs, Beneftis, and Political Leadership

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

The aviation system that is part of the life-blood of our economy is poised to face rising demand with limited additional capacity and outdated technology. This could put considerable stress on the system in terms of congestion and efficiency. The Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) represents a series of incremental policies, procedures, and technological changes to modernize the air traffic control (ATC) system into a more efficient, state-of-the-art satellite-based system.

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Will Negotiations on the Transportation Bill End Up in a Stalemate?

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Innovation NewsBriefs Vol. 22, No. 22 “I don’t see any momentum for more compromise after this deal than there was before. Maybe less.” Mark Halperin on MSNBC. “I’m going to use every lever possible…whatever it takes to get long-term authorization.” Rep. John Mica, Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (quoted in WSJ, August […]

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