October 11, 2007
AOPA ePublishing staff
By AOPA ePublishing staff
Local pilots have a chance to influence the FAA's final decision on whether the FAA will consolidate the Pueblo, Colo., radar facility into the Denver Tracon.
Rep. John Salazar (D-Colo.), a pilot and an AOPA member who sits on the House aviation subcommittee, prompted the FAA to hold a public meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15, at the Pueblo Memorial Airport passenger terminal lobby to hear from local pilots about the proposed consolidation.
AOPA encourages members to attend the meeting to express any concerns. The FAA wants to fully understand the potential impact the tracon consolidation would have on operations and is relying on local pilots to provide that input.
The association told the FAA that it should not consolidate facilities if it would negatively impact safety and operational efficiency. The FAA wants to consolidate smaller facilities into larger tracons as a cost-saving measure.
Tracons (terminal radar approach controls) provide radar separation of aircraft in busy terminal areas. General aviation pilots depend on tracons for VFR and IFR services.
October 11, 2007
Continuing significant orders to the training market shows that Piper Aircraft is making progress in its three-year plan to gain market share in that competitive arena.
L-3 Aviation Products plans to join the general aviation ADS-B world with its Lynx MultiLink Surveillance System. The new products will be “specifically tailored to fit the panel and budget of today’s general aviation aircraft and pilots,” said Larry Riddle, vice president of sales and marketing.
It was a big day for the newly resurrected Mooney International Corp. Mooney president Jerry Chen handed over the keys to the first airplane to roll out of the Kerrville, Texas, manufacturer’s newly reactivated factory site.
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