AOPA opposes plan to close two New England VORs
At AOPA's request, the FAA has extended the comment periods on two separate studies to decommission the Providence (PVD) VOR at Theodore Francis Green State Airport in Rhode Island and the Bradley (BDL) VOR at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut. The Providence VOR sustains more than nine Victor airways and 12 approach procedures to local airports. Airways off of the VOR provide access to high-traffic general aviation areas such as Hyannis, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket. The Bradley VOR provides airways to Boston and New York. AOPA is opposing the decommissioning plan fearing that it's part of a larger cost-cutting move. The new comment period ends May 6. Send comments to: Ronald X. Ruggeri, Manager Airspace Branch, AEA-520, Non-rule Case No. 05-ANE-0101-NR (for Bradley) or 05-ANE-0102-NR (for Providence), FAA Eastern Region, 1 Aviation Plaza, Jamaica, New York 11434.
April 22, 2005