aci-na — Airports Council Int’l-North America comes out in support of limits to runway and tarmac delays, with president Greg Principato saying the organization “supports airlines working with Congress and the Dept. of Transportation to determine specific deadlines,” and that “airlines should be held accountable for adhering to the predetermined deadlines.” ACI-NA has filed motions with DOT supporting enhanced protections for passengers, such as increased compensation for delayed or cancelled flights and lost baggage.
baa cleveland — developer of the AIRMALL at Cleveland Hopkins Int’l Airport (CLE), welcomes Hudson News, located in Concourse D; Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, located on Concourse C; and Travelex foreign exchange in Concourse C.
Boston logan int’l airport — reports the first-in-the-nation use of environmentally friendly asphalt to completely repave a runway using “warm mix” asphalt on Runway 9/27. The $12.5 million project, which received federal stimulus funding, is the first U.S. runway to be completely repaved with so-called “warm mix’’ asphalt which is heated to between 250 and 275 degrees, some 75 to 50 degrees less than traditional “hot mix” asphalt. The difference on this project will result in the reduction of nearly 4,000 tons of carbon dioxide, the savings of about 400,000 gallons of diesel fuel, and produce an energy savings of about 53 billion BTUs.
Branson airport llc — the first privately developed and operated commercial service airport in the U.S., announces the addition of scheduled public charter service, operated by ExpressJet Airlines, Inc. from the Chicago Rockford Int’l Airport.
cessna aircraft co. — a Textron Inc. company based in Wichita, announces that Cessna Finance Corporation has initiated a new finance program with lower rates available for Cessna’s single-engine piston and Caravan aircraft purchased in 2009. The CFC program offers new rates for the entire Cessna line of propeller aircraft; www.cfcloan.com.
• Cessna also releases its new Cessna Sport/Private Pilot Course to its Cessna Pilot Center network.
daniel webster college — of Nashua, NH, announces its Master of Business Administration for Aviation Professionals. This program, delivered entirely in an online format, provides a broad understanding of business and management principles.
denver int’l airport — unveils an exhibition dedicated to Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes, featuring artwork by regional artists in “Art of the Dunes.” A collaboration between DIA and Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, the exhibition is a collection of artwork and photography of and inspired by the diverse landscape elements of the Dunes; www.flydenver.com/art.
faa — Federal Aviation Administration hosts a meeting in September near New York’s LaGuardia Airport to discuss proposed changes aimed at reducing ripple-effect delays caused by congestion in the Northeast, especially into and out of the New York Class B airspace.
faith group llc — a planning, programming, analysis, and design firm based in St. Louis, is selected by the Cleveland Airport System, which includes Cleveland Hopkins Int’l and Burke Lakefront Airports, to conduct its Information Technology Master Plan.
flairjet — London Oxford Airport’s new private jet charter operator, will be the first to put the Phenom 100 on the UK ‘G’ register.
flightline first — at Lakefront Airport in New Orleans is awarded its Part 135 certificate to begin providing on-demand charter service. The company also welcomes tenant Auric Avionics & Instruments and Innovative Turbine Aircraft Solutions, which offers sales, installation, and repair service.
flight safety foundation’s — European Advisory Committee (EAC) releases the Operator’s Guide to Human Factors in Aviation to bridge the gap between theory and practice to improve the safety and efficiency of commercial aviation. The guide consists of over 100 articles and supporting visual aids which present human factors issues in a manner tailored to aviation operators. A complete copy can be obtained at www.skybrary.aero.
A series of public and private celebrations are planned for the days leading up to the May 27 opening.
In 2009, the airport's 10,000-foot main north-south runway will be closed for six months for major reconstruction estimated at $7.5 million.
The incident, if confirmed, would mark the second time in four years that a large commercial aircraft launched from a taxiway instead of turning northwest up the runway.
Fewer flight delays - and an increase in airline traffic over neighborhoods on both sides of the Delaware River - are on their way with a decision announced yesterday that will let Philadelphia...