June 2, 2006
An FAA proposal to improve the efficiency and safety of aircraft operations in the New York; Newark, New Jersey; and Philadelphia metropolitan areas would involve redesigning ATC procedures in a 31,000-square-mile swath of airspace that touches five states. AOPA is working to ensure that you will continue to have access to the airspace and GA airports. The FAA needs member input on how a redesign would affect your flying and has extended its comment deadline to July 1. Comments can be filed via e-mail or sent to Steve Kelley, FAA-Airspace Redesign, c/o Michael Merrill, 12005 Sunrise Valley Road, Reston, VA 20191. You also can provide feedback on the issue to AOPA via e-mail or by calling the Pilot Information Center at 800/USA-AOPA.
June 2, 2006
FAA Systems and Airspace,
A federal agency chartered to secure national borders has been working inland, targeting general aviation with no clear authority.
The board of Pennsylvania’s Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority will wait 120 days before making a final decision to close Braden Airport, citing community concerns.
NextGen was intended to improve access and efficiency in the nation’s busiest airspace. But two new RNAV terminal routes proposed west of Washington, D.C.’s, Class B airspace do just the opposite.