DOT Once Again Opens Military Airspace For Holiday Flights | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 12.19.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 12.19.14 **
** Airborne 12.17.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 12.17.14 **
** Airborne 12.15.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 12.15.14 **

Thu, May 22, 2008

DOT Once Again Opens Military Airspace For Holiday Flights

Follows Similar Measures Employed Last Year

Air travelers along the East Coast of the United States will once again get some measure of relief from the military this Memorial Day Weekend, thanks to a new agreement to make military airspace available for commercial airline flights off the East Coast, US Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters announced Thursday.

"This airspace will give travelers yet another reason to thank the military this Memorial Day weekend," Peters said. "It gives airlines a fighting chance to beat delays by allowing them to plan new routes in one of the most congestion aviation corridors on the country."

The Secretary said that the Department of Defense is making four routes available off the eastern seaboard for commercial airline flights starting at 1800 EDT on Friday, May 23. The space will be available continuously until 0700 EDT on Tuesday, May 27.

The arrangement follows similar openings of military airspace for last year’s Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons, as ANN reported.

Peters noted travelers may also benefit from other steps recently taken by the Department of Transportation to reduce air travel delays. She noted, for example, that the Department is pursuing a plan at all three New York airports that combines caps and slot auctions to reduce congestion.

She added the FAA is expanding a program to help airlines avoid delays by adjusting air traffic routes to respond to weather developments. "Even though we can’t manage the weather, this program allows us to work around weather conditions and keep traffic moving," said acting FAA Administrator Robert Sturgell.

Peters also noted that the agency was putting in place a new program that cuts delays by using advance software to scan airports for unused take off and landing "slots." She added the FAA was also continuing to add new airspace routes in the New York region to help address chronic aviation backups in the region.

FMI: www.dot.gov, www.fly.faa.gov

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 12.19.14: Falcon 8X Unveiled, Sportys 172LITE, Bizarre CA AvGas Lawsuit

Also: ANN/Airborne's Crystal Ball, Lear70/75 Mexico Cert, Carnegie Mellon's Lunar Rover, Dragon Delays Dassault Aviation rolled back the curtains earlier this week on the ultra-lon>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.21.14)

"We have received extremely positive feedback from our Amadeus A-CDM Portal stakeholders. It is easy to use and enables them to make better decisions that contribute to smoother an>[...]

London Gatwick Airport Increases Runway Capacity To 55 Flights Per Hour

Estimates An Additional 2 Million Passengers On A Single Runway Assisted By Amadeus A-CDM Portal London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is the first to implement a cloud-based Airport-Collab>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.21.14)

Aero Linx: Christian Pilots Association (CPA) Established in 1972, Christian Pilots Association, (CPA), is a mobilizing service agency dedicated to assisting God's people in fulfil>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.21.14): Axis

Axis A straight line, through the center of gravity, around which an aircraft rotates. For example, an aircraft rolls around its longitudinal axis which is a straight line that run>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC