Mid-Field Redevelopment at Meacham International

Mid-Field Redevelopment at Meacham International

This post contains larger versions of images and diagrams to better illustrate the eNewsletter piece on Meacham International Airport’s Mid-Field redevelopment project. Refer to the captions for details.        

ATC Privatization is off the table… for now

This post began as another missive expressing opposition to the federal government’s proposal to “privatize” the nation’s air traffic control system (ATC). However, today’s developments have rendered the argument moot. At least for the time being. In case you somehow missed the story, which has been on the radar for decades but reached a higher [...]

Hangar Network at NBAA Conference and Exhibition

Hangar Network at NBAA Conference and Exhibition

On October 10 – 12, Hangar Network attended the National Business Aviation Association’s annual Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (BACE) in Las Vegas, NV. Iver Retrum, one of HN’s principals, is the chairman of the NBAA Regional Groups Committee and at this year’s BACE he presented the Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Association (PNBAA) with NBAA’s [...]

Real Estate page on Signature Flight Support website

Hangar Network Listings Now Integrated With Signature Flight Support

Hangar Network’s real estate data have been incorporated into Signature Flight Support’s recently-redesigned FBO services website.  With the recent completion of development and testing of their website, Signature’s hangars and office spaces available for lease, sale, or transient use, are now on display for each of its 125 locations in the United States, powered by [...]

Privatization Would Grow The Budget Deficit By $100 Billion

A newly-revised estimate issued by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on the budgetary impact of privatization of air traffic control (ATC) is not pretty, and adds to the already numerous and significant reasons to oppose H.R. 2997, the 21st Century Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act. The August 15 CBO report shows that the [...]

General and Business Aviation Coalition Mobilizes Against Privatizing ATC

As we’ve discussed here and in the newsletter (see link below), the Trump administration fully supports privatizing the Air Traffic Control (ATC) system in the US.  ATC is currently managed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) under the authority granted to it by Congress, but that responsibility would be transferred, along with all its personnel, [...]

The Case for Privatizing Air Traffic Control

In a guest editorial in the March issue of AOPA Pilot, the monthly publication of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, U.S. Representative Bill Shuster (R-PA) laid out his case for privatizing the nation’s air traffic control system (ATC). Rep. Shuster, the Chairman of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee and one of the main [...]

Trump Favors Privatizing U.S. Air Traffic Control

President Donald Trump, in budget documents released on March 16, indicated that he supports privatizing the nation’s air traffic control system (ATC). ATC is currently managed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and he proposes to shift that responsibility to an independent group governed by a 13-person board of directors comprised of stakeholders representing all [...]

Santa Monica – Done Deal. Or Is It?

As we told you last time (Feb 8), the FAA and the City of Santa Monica announced on January 28 they had reached a compromise agreement on what is to happen with Santa Monica Airport (KSMO). As approved in U.S. District Court on February 3, the deal elicited widespread criticism from both pro- and anti-airport [...]