TSA Proposal Could Have Severe Repercussions For Small
National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO
Ed Bolen recently met with Congressional lawmakers to discuss the
concerns of the general aviation community over the Transportation
Security Administration's (TSA's) proposed Large Aircraft Security
Includes AIP Money, Waiver Of Local Match Requirement
Lawmakers this week opted to fast track the 1,100-page, $800
billion Economic Stimulus bill, effectively preventing any
meaningful review of the eight-inch-thick document... but Greg
Principato, president of Airports Council International-North
America (ACI-NA), had enough time to notice a number of airport
provisions in the final agreement that met with his approval.
After five years of strong objections by the Barnstable,
Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket airports and others on the safety
of the 400,000 flights per year over Nantucket Sound, on Friday the
Federal Aviation Administration formally issued a Notice of
Presumed Hazard for the Cape Wind project.
Notes 16 Aircraft Slid Off Pavement In One-Month Period
At best, it's embarrassing; at worst, it's potentially
life-threatening. We're referring to when an airliner slides off a
slick runway or taxiway... and, the FAA says, it happened 16 times
at US airports over a 31-day period this winter.
Dassault Aircraft Services (DAS) – Little Rock recently
completed an expansion project that doubled the service space to
110,000 square feet at its Adams Field (LIT) facility. DAS-Little
Rock can now service up to 15 Falcons simultaneously with over 100
experienced Dassault Falcon trained maintenance technicians
A g-suit is worn by aviators and astronauts who are subject to
high levels of acceleration ('g'). It is designed to prevent a
black-out and g-LOC (g-induced Loss Of Consciousness), due to the
blood pooling in the lower part of the body when under g, thus
depriving the brain of blood.
"We wanted to make our concerns known to Members of
Congress, and they have been very receptive. They understand the
value of business aviation to small companies trying to do more
with less in this challenging economy."
Source: Ed Bolen, President of the National
Business Aviation Association. Bolen recently met with
Congressional lawmakers to discuss the concerns of the general
aviation community over the Transportation Security
Administration's (TSA's) proposed Large Aircraft Security Program