Monthly Archives: November 2008

President Bush Issues Executive Order Pushing NextGen Forward

In a speech given yesterday to the Department of Transportation, President Bush stated that in: an age when teenage drivers use GPS systems in their cars, air traffic controllers still use World War II-era radar to guide modern jumbo jets.  … Continue reading

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GAO Reports That FAA’s “Voluntary Airport Low Emissions” Program Has Yet To Meet Expectations

The GAO released its Report to Congressional Committees on the FAA’s “Voluntary Airport Low Emissions” (VALE) program on November 10, 2008.  Entitled Aviation and the Environment:  Initial Voluntary Low Emissions Program Projects Reduce Emissions, and FAA Plans to Assess the … Continue reading

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FAA’s 2009-2013 Flight Plan Includes 5 More Airports Due for an Airspace Redesign

On October 28, 2008, Acting FAA Administrator Bobby Sturgell rolled out the FAA’s 2009-20013 “Flight Plan” at a speech in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  The “Flight Plan,” in which FAA sets goals for itself, is “the strategic plan for the agency, … Continue reading

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