May 15, 2008
AOPA ePublishing staff
By AOPA ePublishing staff
At the latest in a series of public meetings about plans to consolidate the Palm Beach Tracon into the Miami facility, pilots and air traffic controllers explained their concerns and service needs.
But unresolved issues prompted Rep. Alcee Hastings’ (D-Fla.) staff to suggest that the FAA convene a stakeholder working group to analyze the consolidation proposal and determine the best way to move forward. An FAA representative attending the meeting agreed to present the idea to management for consideration.
“AOPA has told the FAA what’s important for general aviation as a whole, and individual pilots have done a good job of coming forward and telling the FAA exactly what they need in terms of tracon services,” said Melissa Rudinger, AOPA vice president of regulatory affairs, who attended the May 13 meeting. “If the FAA decides to create a stakeholder working group, AOPA will work hard to ensure that pilots’ needs are represented.”
May 15, 2008
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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