FAA Issues Reminder on GA ADS-B Rebate Rules

WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants to remind general aviation operators taking advantage of the agency’s Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) rebate program that rebate reservations must be made within 90 days of the installation of the appropriate equipment. Operators have 90 days from the time the reservation is made to install compliant ADS-B...

FAA Publishes Air Traffic Management Procedures for NCAA Basketball Tournament

The FAA has published a NOTAM outlining air traffic management plans for the area due to the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament. Required routes for arrivals and departures will be in place on those dates and can be found in the NOTAM. If demand exceeds capacity at any time during the week, ATC traffic management initiatives are possible. Due to potential parking constraints, it is recommended...

Shuster drops push to privatize air traffic control

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) is dropping his effort to separate air traffic control from the federal government. “Despite an unprecedented level of support for this legislation – from bipartisan lawmakers, industry, and conservative groups and labor groups alike – some of my own colleagues refused to support shrinking the federal government...

NATA Statement on Trump Administration FY2019 Budget Blueprint

Budget Request Calls for Exploration of Corporatizing Air Traffic Control Today, the Trump Administration released a budget blueprint for Fiscal Year 2019, providing high level detail about the Administration’s proposals related to federal discretionary funding. The budget proposal calls for investment into rural America, but also includes language outlining support for creating an air traffic control...

Trump budget continues to support air-traffic control privatization

“Similar to successful efforts in many other developed countries, the goal is to create a system that can respond to changing air travel demand by deploying cutting-edge technology and giving airlines, general aviation users and passengers a system that is a good steward of their financial resources,” the budget said. Full Article

Air Traffic Control Enters the 21st Century

NextGen looks to overhaul navigation and communication in U.S. airspace. Data Comm is just one component in a vast and ambitious program, called NextGen (short for Next Generation Air Transportation), in which the Federal Aviation Administration is overhauling the way aircraft navigate and the way controllers track and communicate with them. Satellite navigation can allow aircraft to fly smooth, efficient...

Revised Authorization Required for Performance-Based Comm, Surveillance Operations

Starting March 29, operators flying in the North Atlantic Tracks (NAT) and certain other international regions are encouraged to have a revised letter of authorization (LOA) or revised operations specification for performance-based communication and surveillance (PBCS) because a new reduced-separation standard for aircraft may become available on that date. Full Article

Daily FAA Traffic Report

Gusty winds and low clouds are forecast in the New York area (EWR, JFK, LGA) and Philadelphia (PHL), and turbulence is likely over the Northeast. Super Bowl traffic is expected to increase today in Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP). Runway repavement in San Francisco (SFO) could lead to additional delays. Pilots: Check out the new Graphical Forecasts for Aviation (GFA) Tool from the Aviation Weather Center. For...

Daily FAA Air Traffic Report

Air traffic to Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) is expected to increase starting today as football fans make their way to the city for Sunday’s NFL Super Bowl. Wind could delay some flights in Newark (EWR). Pilots: Check out the new Graphical Forecasts for Aviation (GFA) Tool from the Aviation Weather Center. For up-to-the-minute air traffic operations information, visit fly.faa.gov, and follow @FAANews...

Daily FAA Traffic Report

Gusty winds, low clouds and snow could delay flights in Boston (BOS), the New York area (EWR, JFK, LGA), Philadelphia (PHL) and the Washington, D.C., area (BWI, DCA, IAD). Runway construction continues in Phoenix (PHX). An area of turbulence is expected over Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. Pilots: Check out the new Graphical Forecasts for Aviation (GFA) Tool from the Aviation Weather Center. For up-to-the-minute...