December 29, 2006
In the new year, the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) will start to create a special area - hangars, tiedowns, office space - for piston-powered general aviation aircraft at Van Nuys Airport. AOPA and local pilots, led by AOPA Airport Support Network volunteer Elliott Sanders, have been working for years to create an area for light GA at the airport. In order to create a dedicated spot for GA, a nonaviation business, C&M Relocation Services, is being evicted. J.E.C. Enterprises, which is an aviation-related business, is also being evicted because its facility lies in the way of a planned taxiway. LAWA served the eviction notices earlier in December after an order from the FAA to keep airport property restricted to aviation use. "We've been pushing the FAA to get LAWA to end nonaviation uses of airport property and instead build facilities to accommodate the aircraft demands," said AOPA Vice President of Airports Bill Dunn. "The FAA has finally been able to convince LAWA of the importance of coming into compliance with federal grant obligations and work to meet aviation demands at the airport."
December 29, 2006
From the NBAA convention in Orlando, a look at some new aircraft that are actually flying. NTSB chairman worries about automation causing a lack of professionalism and diminishing safety. Controlling the aircraft with the sound of your voice.
Nextant Aerospace, adding a remanufactured King Air to its remanufactured Hawker 400 offering, says the King Air (Nextant G90XT) will fly early next year.
Greg Pecoraro, AOPA vice president of airports and state advocacy, brought Indiana aviation community members up to date on the association’s initiatives.
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