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Posts Tagged ‘Federal Aviation Administration’

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

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL
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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Aviation History: “Kites to Capsules” 1969 Federal Aviation Administration

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

more at http://scitech.quickfound.net/aviation_news_and_search.html 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

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

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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NextGen: Aliging Costs, Beneftis, and Political Leadership

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

ENO CENTER FOR TRANSPORTATION
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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