Tue, Dec 22, 2009
Michigan Airport Will Not Get Grant For ILS Replacement
The FAA has denied a grant
requested by Tulip City Airport for money to replace a
15-year-old ILS system airport officials say is in very poor
The online news source Michigan Live reports that airport
manager Ron Ludema said the cost of replacing the system is about
$1 million. "It's a different piece of equipment just about every
time," he told the service.
Tulip City (KBIV) is an uncontrolled airport with a single 6,000
foot runway (8/26)serving Holland, Michigan. It is owned by
the City of Holland, and is home to some 51 aircraft ... 31 of
those considered GA airplanes. The airport averages about 144
operations per day.
Ludema says he will now seek a 50-50 split between the state and
airport users for the cost of the new system.
ANN News Analysis: We certainly hope that this
instance is not the "canary in the coal mine" following so much
recent national press concerning the use of FAA Airport Improvement
Grants at GA and other airports with limited or no commercial
traffic. ANN will monitor this situation closely. We urge you to do
the same, and hope you'll let us know when such things occur. The
FAA is obviously not under any obligation to honor every grant
request, but given the current climate, it is certainly an issue
that bears watching - ANN News Editor Tom Patton.
"The RCAF took the initiative to remove these functional, perfectly good parts and use them effectively. It was a sound decision, helping to ensure the long-term viability of the a>[...]
Integrates Preventative Maintenance, Flight Scheduling, And Mission Planning The 'next evolution' of the F-35 Lightning II's information technology backbone called the Autonomic Lo>[...]
Delivers First A380 To Qatar Airways Saying Airplane Is 'Ideal' For The Region Airbus has delivered Qatar Airways' first A380, and has used the occasion to tout the airplane as pla>[...]
International Jet Aviation, Make-A-Wish Foundation, To Be Honored In Orlando The NBAA is pleased to announce that International Jet Aviation Services of Centennial, CO and the Make>[...]
Applications Period Open For Space Technology Grants NASA is seeking applications from U.S. graduate students for the agency's Space Technology Research Fellowships. The research g>[...]