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Briefings aea —Aircraft Electronics Association submits comments to FAA in response to the FAA’s safety management system proposed rulemaking. AEA says it does not support FAA’s broad-based proposal to mandate an independent safety management...

  • Also, FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt announces that serious runway incursions were down 50 percent for the most recent 12-month period compared to the previous year. There were 12 serious incursions in FY2009 which ended Sept. 30, with only two involving commercial carriers, compared to 25 such events in fiscal year 2008, with nine involving commercial carriers.

flight safety foundation — announces that its past chairman, Amb. Edward W. Stimpson, is awarded the 2009 FSF-Boeing Aviation Safety Lifetime Achievement Award. Stimpson served as the Representative of the U.S. to the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for five years, starting in 1999, a post that carries the rank of ambassador. He spent 25 years as president of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.

forecast international — of Newtown, CT, in its new “The Market for Light Military Rotorcraft” study, projects a total of 2,026 rotorcraft in this market segment will be produced during 2009-2018, with a value estimated at $20.8 billion.

frasca international — of Urbana, IL, receives an order for two Cessna C172 FNPT IIs (Flight and Navigation Procedures Trainers) for Saint Petersburg State University of Civil Aviation (SPSUCA), Russia.

grupo ferrovial sa — based in Spain says it expects to book a EUR142 million loss from the sale of U.K. Gatwick Airport to Global Infrastructure Partners. Ferrovial’s BAA Ltd. unit says it reached an agreement to sell Gatwick to the investment fund which also owns London’s City Airport for EUR1.66 billion.

iata — International Air Transport Association reiterates its call for a global sectoral approach led by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to handle aviation’s emissions in the post-Kyoto period. At a recent ICAO High Level Meeting on Aviation and Climate Change, governments agreed to continue to address aviation and climate change through ICAO and to work closely with industry.

jackson county (OR) — will offer airlines incentives to establish more routes and services at Medford Rogue Valley Int’l Airport, with the county waiving landing fees for a year for airlines that offer new destinations or significantly different services. Horizon Air, United Express, Delta Connection, and Allegiant Air currently offer some 60 flights a day in and out of Medford.

jacksonville aviation authority — reports that the number of passengers traveling through Jacksonville Int’l Airport (JAX) rose in September, the first monthly increase in 17 months, with number of passengers at JAX increasing by 868 passengers as compared with September 2008. The total number of passengers in September was 421,969, a 0.21 percent jump.

jetblue airways corp. — is expanding service at Boston’s Logan Int’l Airport with five daily nonstop flights to Baltimore/Washington Int’l Thurgood Marshall Airport, beginning March 1, 2010.

kansas city downtown airport — is installing an Engineered Material Arresting System on Runway 1/19. Phase I of the project will extend the south end of the runway by 100 feet, and the runway will remain open for the duration of the project, which will be completed by late December.

kissimmee air museum — at the Kissimmee (FL) Gateway Airport, home of Warbird Adventures T-6 flights, expands its museum to include a new hangar and new exhibits and programs. The operation now encompasses more than 30,000 sq ft.

lambert st. louis int’l Airport — temporarily suspends landing fees and rental costs to airlines that start service to new cities. By setting aside nearly $1.7 million for the airline incentive program, Lambert officials plan to recoup some non-stop service the airport will lose in April, when American Airlines significantly slashes its St. Louis schedule.

los angeles — Board of Airport Commissioners awards a contract to Karabuild Development, Inc. of Inglewood for a portion of the LAX Residential Soundproofing Program, covering sound-insulation modifications on 46 dwelling units, one four-unit apartment, and 26 condominiums.

miami int’l airport — welcomes the inaugural arrival of WestJet, Canada’s low-cost carrier, with nonstop service between Toronto and MIA.

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