July 2007

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

SoCal TRACON Consolidation Hits A Snag

It didn’t take long for problems to arise from this week’s consolidation of the Palm Springs TRACON into a Southern California radar facility. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports a fiber-optic cable connecting the Palm Springs radar to Miramar went down Thursday afternoon, one day after the facilities were consolidated. The faulty link wiped out radar coverage for a portion of area airspace for about 90 minutes, during which time operations over the Coachella Valley were shifted to Palmdale.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

SoCal TRACON Consolidation Hits A Snag

It didn’t take long for problems to arise from this week’s consolidation of the Palm Springs TRACON into a Southern California radar facility. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports a fiber-optic cable connecting the Palm Springs radar to Miramar went down Thursday afternoon, one day after the facilities were consolidated. The faulty link wiped out radar coverage for a portion of area airspace for about 90 minutes, during which time operations over the Coachella Valley were shifted to Palmdale.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

User Fees – Alliance For Aviation Across America Appeals To Senate

The House version is the one we want. That’s the message the Alliance for Aviation Across America had for the Senate Finance Committee, following Thursday’s hearing regarding reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration. ?As the Senate Finance Committee considers their own proposal for FAA reauthorization in the coming weeks and months, we urge members to endorse the common-sense approach to modernization that has been put forth by members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee”.