Wed, May 31, 2006
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
ANN's Quote of the Day
usually derives from current news, though we reserve the right to
pick quotes out of history that have a bearing on the day's events
Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the
content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if
particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become
future Quotes of the Day.
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Aero-News Quote of the Day
"Reconsider rule limiting speeds below 10,000 feet to
250 knots; some aircraft may operate more efficiently at higher
speeds (especially on climb-out) but are prevented from doing so
(note: also allows controllers greater flexibility to manage air
Source: One of seven proposals from the Air
Transport Association's briefing to the FAA on the contentious fuel
issue. ATA's "wish list" mentions several potential ATC changes
that might lead to time and fuel savings for airline operators.
Some proposals, such as increased deployment of RNAV at hub
airports, are hard to find fault with... but operating at
unrestricted speeds below 10,000 feet MSL -- while likely
benefitting the airlines by increasing on-time performance for
late-launched flights, and by possibly providing some fuel savings
-- could also come at the expense of a probable increase in
aircraft lost through bird strikes and midairs.
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