September 19, 2008
The FAA has announced that it will modify the Chicago Class B airspace because air traffic controllers cannot contain aircraft within the boundaries of the current Class B. This is a problem controllers across the country are experiencing because of an increase in air traffic over the past decade. AOPA participated in ad hoc committee meetings to provide the FAA with recommendations for the new design, but the FAA rejected a recommendation crucial to general aviation. Read more on AOPA Online.
Class B Airspace,
FAA Systems and Airspace,
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.
The FAA has proposed a reduced Class D airspace area at Alaska’s Bryant Army Airfield after concerns from the public, saying additional information is needed.
Quicksilver Aeronautics and IDENT, LLC announced June 11 a partnership to deploy the next generation of GT 500 light aircraft with surveillance capabilities.