Entries by Brian Sullivan

FAA funds will help airport with taxiway lights

The city airport may have had some setbacks with budget cuts to projected upgrades, but a federal grant is making up for the losses. Tahlequah City Municipal Airport Manager Kelly Crittenden was hired in July 2018 to replace retired manager Greg Blish. “I’m new to the job as an airport manager, but I’m not new […]

“FAA Publishes New 2020 ADS-B Pre-Flight Policy”

When the FAA’s ADS-B Out regulation becomes effective next year, operators will need to predict the availability of the GPS constellation along their planned route and comply with a number of operational stipulations the FAA has outlined in its newly published policy on pre-flight performance requirements. The new policy comes six months prior to the Jan. 1, […]

“FAA Issues Update on Unleded AVGAS Research”

A fuel under evaluation as a replacement for leaded avgas for the 170,000 aircraft in the piston-powered general aviation fleet will need “additional refinement,” and three new fuels have undergone preliminary testing in 2019, the FAA said in an update on its Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative. AOPA participates in the PAFI program as a member of the […]

Airlines Avoid Iran Airspace After FAA Order

US Federal Aviation Administration, The FAA, has issued an emergency order prohibiting US carriers from flying in the over water area of Iranian airspace until further notice. The main reason for this decision is the escalation of tensions and military activity within close proximity to high volume civil aircraft routes, as well as Iran’s willingness […]

We Are Proud of Our Team!

We are extremely proud to announce that the Cincinnati Municipal Airport FCT has been named the 2018 Willie F. Card Contract Tower Service Award winner! Air Traffic Manager, Andy Reynolds and his team have consistently and solidly represented the facility, the airport and Midwest ATC. Great job, Team!

Westmoreland air show will feature Pearl Harbor simulation

Arnold Palmer Regional Airport will recall the “date which will live in infamy” — the Pearl Harbor attack that brought the United States into World War II — when it hosts performances by the Texas-based Commemorative Air Force during the 2019 Shop ‘n Save Westmoreland County Airshow. The show will be Memorial Day weekend, May […]

Why airlines are happy settling for stability after high hopes at start of Trump administration

by Conor Shine and Tom Benning Dallas News: Oct 8, 2018 On Feb. 9, 2017, CEOs from the country’s largest airlines met with President Donald Trump at the White House, optimistic about advancing several of their priorities — from air traffic control reform to cracking down on unfair foreign competition — under the new administration. Twenty months […]

Kandahar World’s Busiest Single Runway Airport

Originally Published by Av.Stop.com This is an article from several years ago that demonstrates how our Midwest ATC team gets the job done! September 10, 2009, With the increase in forces in southern Afghanistan, Kandahar Airfield has become the busiest single-runway airport in the world. Peaking in late May at an estimated 5,500 flights per […]

Time Beginning To Run Short for Long-term FAA Bill

by Kerry Lynch – August 27, 2018, 10:12 AM AIN Online As time begins to run out on the FAA’s current authorization, prospects are increasing that Congress will pass another short-term extension with action on a full bill put off until after the November elections. The agency is currently operating on a short-term extension that […]