Suit Claims Agency Failed To Exercise Legal Obligation To Assess Risks To Safety
Saying the FAA failed to exercise its legal obligation to assess the risks to safety that might be caused by the shutdown of air traffic control operations, the Spokane, Washington airport board has filed suit to stop the closing of the tower at the city's Felts Field. The suit was filed Monday, March 25 in the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington reports Bloomberg.
The year was 1932. America struggled to launch airline service that could reliably connect major cities. In this time, names like Jack Northrup, Howard Hughes, Donald Douglas, and Paul Richter were industry giants of early airline travel. Paul Richter was an experienced line pilot, but he also held an executive position of the fledgling Transcontinental and Western Airlines (TWA) in Kansas City, MO. Mr. Richter flew the Douglas DC-2, the DC-3, and both the Lockheed Model 12A and the Model 18.
CAV Ice Protection has announced plans to open a North American Operations Center at New Century Airport (KIXD) in Olathe, Kansas, near Kansas City. The company is relocating its North American headquarters after a decade in Salina, KS. The move has been planned since the fall 2012 and will be effective April 2.