Wed, Jun 06, 2012
FAA: Completion Of The New Facility Will Take Seven Years
While its just in its initial planning stages, a project to place a new FAA control tower at Piedmont Triad International Airport (KGSO) in Greensboro, NC, has at least gotten onto the agency's radar. But FAA spokesperson Kathleen Bergan said the earliest the new tower could be commissioned would be 2019.
According to a report in the Winston-Salem Journal, Bergen said that the FAA would not commit to a date for the start of construction of the new tower, which is estimated to carry a price tag of $27 million. The existing tower, which stands 88 feet tall, has been the subject of numerous complaints from air traffic controllers working in the facility, particularly since the airport constructed a 9,000 foot parallel runway two years ago. While trees have been cut down and video cameras have been installed to combat the blind spots, it is generally agreed that those are stop-gap solutions at best.
Airport officials are hopeful that the 2019 date is as much about managing expectations as it is an accurate estimate. "We will do everything we can to expedite its construction," said Piedmont Triad Airport Authority chairman Henry Isaacson.
Stormbirds A confederation of Luftwaffe-related web sites, providing reference-grade coverage of the Messerschmidt 262 and other advanced combat aircraft of the Third Reich.>[...]
A safety alert issued by ATC to aircraft under their control if ATC is aware the aircraft is at an altitude which, in the controller's judgment, places the aircraft in unsafe proxi>[...]
"You have a huge job ahead of you. The challenges are many and the solutions are hard." Source: Senate Commerce Committee Chair Jay Rockefeller (D-WV).>[...]
Get A Customized ANN News Portal For YOUR Website! As we promised, the ever-so-busy software geeks at ANN have been working overtime on a number of cool new tools and toys... and t>[...]
Effort To Raise Funds And Awareness For The Special Operations Warrior Foundation A group of Airmen with the Air Force Seven Summits team reached the highest point of the world, Mo>[...]