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Capital costs for a remote tower facility are between $1.5 and $2.5 million versus $3 million to $7 million” for federal contract towers.
Groups said that pending FAA reauthorization should focus on “addressing needed reforms,” including stable multi-year FAA funding.
Comparing the FAA system to other countries with dedicated ATC entities fails to take into account the U.S. National Airspace System’s size and complexity.
General aviation-friendly provisions in the Senate bill include expanded airport funding through the Flight Act and the Pilots' Bill of Rights 2.
Thales is working to boost air traffic management efficiency with new digital technology.
As the air traffic management industry moves towards primary en route surveillance, Thales displays its latest primary ATC radar
Based on its analysis, Duncan Aviation estimates nearly three-quarters of the U.S. fleet has yet to undergo the installation.
This week’s visits “could be the last general aviation group to speak with” lawmakers before they see a draft of a new FAA bill.
ICAO adoption of the new phraseology signaled international acceptance of “climb/descend via” clearances that the FAA implemented in 2014.
The latest delay enables the FAA to integrates enhancements to the format while avoiding disruptions during the busy summer flying season.