FAA May Move Training Facility Out Of Florida | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 08.22.16

Airborne 08.23.16

Airborne 08.24.16

Airborne 08.25.16

Airborne 08.26.16

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 08.22.16

Airborne 08.23.16

Airborne 08.24.16

Airborne 08.25.16

Airborne 08.26.16

Tweet Us The Coolest Things You See @OSH16!
#OSH16Coolest!

It's Alive!: AirVenture 2016 Innovation Preview on Vimeo!

It's Alive!: AirVenture 2016 Innovation Preview on YouTube!

Fri, Nov 09, 2012

FAA May Move Training Facility Out Of Florida

But Functions Of The Management And Training Conference Center May Be Dispersed

Last year, the FAA was planning to move its Management Training and Conference Center from Palm Coast, FL, to Kansas City, MO ... a move opposed and eventually blocked by Florida Republican Congressman John Mica, Chair of the House Transportation Committee, and at the time that district's representative.

Redistricting took Palm Coast out of Mica's district, and the FAA is once again looking at the center. But there has not yet been a decision whether the facility and its functions will move wholesale to another city, or be dispersed to multiple locations across the country.

According to the Kansas City Star, the FAA said in a statement that the agency "is evaluating future requirements and budget considerations to develop a more comprehensive and flexible management training program. We expect to issue a new solicitation for management training soon. All qualified parties, including our current contractors, will have the opportunity to compete for the new training contract.”

The center draws as many as 250 FAA managers at a time for training, which is a boon for hotels and restaurants located nearby. Kansas City officials had estimated that the center could account for as many as 20,000 more room nights each year ... "heads in beds" as they're known in the hospitality industry.

When the original proposal went out in 2011, Kansas City had been selected as the new home for the center. Mica introduced legislation that required the FAA to expand its search criteria to allow Palm Coast to be competitive. The center currently leases space from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona, but is 75 miles from the closest major airport, Jacksonville International (KJAX). The original search criteria had specified a distance not more than 25 miles from a major airport.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that ERAU officials have not been asked about a renewal of the center's lease.

FMI: www.faa.gov

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 08.26.16: Citation Longitude Update, Falcon 9 Display, N Shore Heli Rte

Also: Aerosim Scholarship, Santa Monica Nonsense, Marine One, UAV Developer Kit, FAA Penalty, F-35 Weapons Test, Coastal Helicopters The Cessna Citation Longitude moves closer to i>[...]

Another Tough Weekend For Airshows... Two Pilots Lost

Accidents in Oregon and China Take Lives It's been a lousy weekend to be an aviation journalist as we document the tragic loss of two well-known pilots in two separate airshows acc>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.28.16)

"This is the perfect natural laboratory to study aerosol-cloud interactions, which are some of the largest uncertainties in the prediction of future climate." Source: Jens Redemann>[...]

NASA Flies To Africa to Study Climate Effects Of Smoke On Clouds

Two Research Aircraft Head To Namibia Because Of Its Unique Climate NASA scientists and two research aircraft are on their way to a unique natural laboratory off the Atlantic coast>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.28.16)

Aero Linx: Aviators Model Code Of Conduct Innovative tools advancing aviation safety and offering a vision of excellence for aviators, the AMCC is for use by aviation practitioners>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2016 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC