Horizon Air to begin using its Required Navigation Performance instrument approach procedure at Friedman Memorial Airport

New procedures will increase reliability and reduce weather-related diversions by 95 percent SEATTLE, 2016-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines’ sister carrier, Horizon Air, has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to begin using its proprietary Required Navigation Performance (RNP) instrument approach procedure at Friedman Memorial Airport near Sun Valley. The procedure is expected… Read the full press release

The Gerald R. Ford International Airport’s transfer to an Authority approved by the FAA

Grand Rapids, Mich., 2016-Jul-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority (GFIAA) is officially operating. The Authority transition was approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today, with support from Kent County Commissioners and government officials. For 60 years, Kent County owned and operated the Airport, through its Department of… Read the full press release

Textron Aviation: Beechcraft King Air 250 turboprop receives type certification from the Federal Aviation Administration

Aircraft makes North American debut at EAA Airventure OSHKOSH, Wis., 2015-7-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Beechcraft Corporation, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced that it has received type certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the latest version of its new production Beechcraft King Air 250 turboprop, allowing… Read the full press release

Midway International Airport conducts full-scale emergency response exercise

CHICAGO, 2015-6-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA), Chicago Fire Department (CFD) and several other city, state and federal officials conducted a full-scale emergency response exercise today at Midway International Airport. The exercise was a simulated incident involving a fire onboard an aircraft volunteers posing as victims. The exercise was intended… Read the full press release

NetJets Aviation and Federal Aviation Administration to implement NextGen projects that will lead to safer, more efficient air transportation

NetJets is leading the private aviation industry in helping to transform and modernize the U.S. air transportation system, improve safety and create new efficiencies in partnership with the FAA. Columbus, OH, 2015-2-25 — /Travel PR News/ — NetJets Aviation, a Berkshire Hathaway company and the worldwide leader in private aviation, announced today that it has signed… Read the full press release

EUROCONTROL Performance Review Commission released two reports comparing operational and economic performance of Air Traffic Management in US and Europe

Brussels, Belgium, 2013-12-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — The EUROCONTROL Performance Review Commission (PRC) has published two reports comparing the operational and economic performance of Air Traffic Management (ATM) in the US and Europe. The first report provides a high-level comparison of operational ATM performance between the US and Europe from 2008 to 2012. Building on established operational key… Read the full press release

U.S. Travel Welcomes Immediate Fix for Air Travel Process; Warns Potential Funding Source Could Jeopardize Airport Infrastructure

Washington, D.C., 2013-04-26— /travelprnews.com/ — The U.S. Travel Association today applauded the swift action and passage of bipartisan Senate legislation to end sequester-induced Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) furloughs that are causing flight delays nationwide, but noted its concern in regards to the potential funding source which would direct funds from needed airport infrastructure projects: “The Senate-passed… Read the full press release

Gateway Airport Authority will be conducting an emergency response exercise on Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Event will test emergency response plans MESA, Ariz., 2013-04-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority will be conducting a triennial emergency response exercise at the Airport on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. The realistic exercise is a Federal Aviation Administration certification requirement to test airfield disaster preparedness… Read the full press release