October 2007

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Bust a TFR – Criminal Charges May Follow

AOPA says it’s concerned about a not-so-subtle change in the wording of the text descriptions of temporary flight restrictions (TFRs). The FAA is now warning pilots they could be held criminally responsible for violating TFRs. AOPA says the agency has always had that ability but seeing it in black and white raises the specter that those powers will actually be employed. AOPA President Phil Boyer has written the FAA asking that pilots who accidentally bust TFRs not face criminal proceedings. “Security-related flight restrictions can occur virtually anywhere in the country with little advance notice.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Bust a TFR – Criminal Charges May Follow

AOPA says it’s concerned about a not-so-subtle change in the wording of the text descriptions of temporary flight restrictions (TFRs). The FAA is now warning pilots they could be held criminally responsible for violating TFRs. AOPA says the agency has always had that ability but seeing it in black and white raises the specter that those powers will actually be employed. AOPA President Phil Boyer has written the FAA asking that pilots who accidentally bust TFRs not face criminal proceedings. “Security-related flight restrictions can occur virtually anywhere in the country with little advance notice.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

House Aviation Subcommittee Skeptical

The House aviation subcommittee seems a bit skeptical about the FAA’s air traffic control modernization plans. During an Oct. 17 hearing, committee members questioned the agency’s ability to keep tabs on the new ADS-B contractor. (ADS-B is considered the backbone of the NextGen ATC modernization program.)

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

House Aviation Subcommittee Skeptical

The House aviation subcommittee seems a bit skeptical about the FAA’s air traffic control modernization plans. During an Oct. 17 hearing, committee members questioned the agency’s ability to keep tabs on the new ADS-B contractor. (ADS-B is considered the backbone of the NextGen ATC modernization program.)

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

San Jose Mineta Airport Honored for Clean Air Impact

Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Mineta San Jose airport honored for clean air impact
The Silicon Valley/San Jose (CA) Business Journal

Mineta San Jose International Airport said Wednesday it was selected to receive the National Natural Gas Vehicle Achievement Award in recognition of efforts that have significantly improved air quality and reduced fuel costs of its ground transportation operations. Since 2003, the airport said, it has eliminated the use of more 1.1 million gallons of diesel fuel through its conversion of its shuttle bus fleet to compressed natural gas, resulting in savings of over $2.6 million dollars and reduction of vehicle exhaust emissions by over 70 tons annually.