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FAA – January 24, 2020 – FAA Issues Record of Decision for Denver Metroplex Project

Posted on January 24, 2020

FAA Issues Record of Decision for Denver Metroplex Project WASHINGTON—The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact/Record of Decision for the Denver Metroplex project. The Finding of No Significant Impact/ Record of Decision, as well as the Final Environmental Assessment, are available on the Denver Metroplex website. The decision enables...

AIN Online – January 15, 2020 – Under Attack, Hawaii Air Tour Industry Forms Task Force

Posted on January 18, 2020

Under Attack, Hawaii Air Tour Industry Forms Task Force by Mark Huber - January 15, 2020, 2:20 PM Air tour stakeholders in Hawaii have formed a task force to deal with industry issues there following several high-profile accidents and legislative backlash from certain elected officials. The Hawaii Air Tour Task Force’s mission is to address...

CNBC – January 16, 2020 – Jet builder Aerion expects to fly silent supersonic planes by 2024, unlocking a $40 billion market

Posted on January 18, 2020

Jet builder Aerion expects to fly silent supersonic planes by 2024, unlocking a $40 billion market PUBLISHED THU, JAN 16 20202:00 PM EST UPDATED THU, JAN 16 20204:19 PM EST By Michael Sheetz @THESHEETZTWEETZ NEW YORK CITY – Supersonic air travel is only a few years from returning if a small U.S. company succeeds in...

San Francisco Chronicle – January 14, 2020 – San Jose one step closer to airport expansion

Posted on January 16, 2020

San Jose one step closer to airport expansion Mallory Moench Jan. 14, 2020 Updated: Jan. 14, 2020 7:52 p.m. The San Jose City Council gave the green light Tuesday to finalize an airport expansion plan to keep up with booming passenger growth — one that could boost the economy but raises climate change concerns. The...

Wired – January 7, 2020 – Bell and Hyundai Soar Into the Air Taxi Race

Posted on January 14, 2020

Bell and Hyundai Soar Into the Air Taxi Race ERIC ADAMS TRANSPORTATION 01.07.2020 08:16 PM So far, development of the electric vertical-lift aircraft that will enable our dreams of future urban air taxis has largely been the purview of small aviation startups. The "bigs," Boeing and Airbus, have acquired or partnered with smaller firms, while...

Wired – January 14, 2020 – The Future of Commuting Is a Flying Taxi

Posted on January 14, 2020

The Future of Commuting Is a Flying Taxi This story was produced by WIRED Brand Lab for Honeywell in September 2019 It’s the dream of anyone stuck in an endless traffic jam during rush hour: Instead of looking at a wall of brake lights from behind the steering wheel, getting into a futuristic-looking machine and...

San Francisco Chronicle – January 14, 2020 – San Jose airport eyes expansion, but climate concerns loom

Posted on January 14, 2020

San Jose airport eyes expansion, but climate concerns loom Mallory Moench Jan. 14, 2020 Updated: Jan. 14, 2020 4 a.m. As Silicon Valley booms, demand for air travel into and out of San Jose is surging. On Tuesday, the City Council will vote to take another step toward enacting a plan that could add six...

International Flight Network – January 6, 2020 – FedEx retires final Airbus A310 freighter

Posted on January 6, 2020

FedEx retires final Airbus A310 freighter 6th Jan. 2020 by Nick Wenzel FedEx Express has retired its final Airbus A310 freighter aircraft. The airline’s last remaining A310 was flown from Memphis to Victorville in California last week. In total, the cargo carrier had 70 converted Airbus A310s in its fleet that were previously in service...

NATS – January 2, 2020 – British public positive about aviation despite environmental concerns

Posted on January 2, 2020

British public positive about aviation despite environmental concerns. 02 January 2020 From the British air traffic control agency known as National Air Traffic Services (NATS) • Pros of aviation outweigh the cons say British public • Environmental concerns increasing but people still want to fly • Reducing environmental impact of flying seen as biggest benefit...

The Mercury News – December 29, 2019 – Mineta San Jose Airport projects 50 percent passenger growth, proposes expansion

Posted on December 31, 2019

Mineta San Jose Airport projects 50 percent passenger growth, proposes expansion By MAGGIE ANGST | mangst@bayareanewsgroup.com | Bay Area News Group The plan for 14 new gates, a 330-room hotel and a 5,000-space parking garage would spew a “significant and unavoidable” amount of ozone and greenhouse gases, according to a draft enviro…

AIN Online – Business Aviation – December 23, 2019 – House Airports Bill Drawing Alarm from Aviation Orgs

Posted on December 31, 2019

House Airports Bill Drawing Alarm from Aviation Orgs by Kerry Lynch - December 23, 2019, 11:24 AM A bill seeking to permit small airports to establish a range of operational restrictions is drawing fire from a spectrum of the aviation industry, with nine associations expressing fear that such authorization would “dismantle our national system of...

AIN Online – Business Aviation – December 20, 2019 – Uber and Joby Partner To Launch Urban Air-taxi Service in 2023

Posted on December 31, 2019

Uber and Joby Partner To Launch Urban Air-taxi Service in 2023 by Charles Alcock - December 20, 2019, 12:05 PM Rideshare group Uber and electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft developer Joby Aviation today announced a partnership to launch urban air-taxi services in selected locations from 2023. California-based Joby Aviation has become the first...

AIN Online – General Aviation – December 20, 2019 – Rolls-Royce Unveils Electric Race Plane

Posted on December 31, 2019

Rolls-Royce Unveils Electric Race Plane by Ian Sheppard - December 20, 2019, 6:59 AM Rolls-Royce has revealed the design of its first electric race plane under its ACCEL (Accelerating the Electrification of Flight) program. The UK aeroengine manufacturer said, “Work will now begin on integrating the ground-breaking electrical propulsion system to enable the zero-emissions plane...

The Mercury News – December 20, 2019 – Opinion/Commentary – Rep. Speier: Bay Area must combat dangerous effects of airport noise

Posted on December 20, 2019

Speier: Bay Area must combat dangerous effects of airport noise JACKIE SPEIER |  D - San Mateo, represents the 14th District in the U.S. House of Representatives. PUBLISHED: December 20, 2019 at 6:10 am | UPDATED: December 20, 2019 at 6:26 am It’s easy to be dismissive of airport noise as a serious problem. After...

Reuters – December 19, 2019 – Rolls-Royce gives first look at one-seater electric plane

Posted on December 20, 2019

Rolls-Royce gives first look at one-seater electric plane BUSINESS NEWS - DECEMBER 19, 2019 / 5:27 AM / A DAY AGO LONDON (Reuters) - British engineering company Rolls-Royce gave a first look at a one-seater electric aircraft on Thursday it hopes will fly in late Spring next year and become the world’s fastest all-electric aircraft....

AIN Online – General Aviation – December 13, 2019 – Study: 430,000 Urban Air Taxis By 2040

Posted on December 16, 2019

Study: 430,000 Urban Air Taxis By 2040 by Mark Huber - December 13, 2019, 10:32 AM There will be more than 430,000 urban air taxis in operation by 2040, according to a new Frost & Sullivan study. The international consulting firm predicts that operations will begin as early as 2022, initially in the UAE, New...

AIN Online – Business Aviation – December 16, 2019 – Lawmaker Seeks To Permit Airports To Set Noise Restrictions

Posted on December 16, 2019

Lawmaker Seeks To Permit Airports To Set Noise Restrictions by Kerry Lynch - December 16, 2019, 12:12 PM A Colorado congressman has drafted a bill that would permit general aviation airports to impose a range of operational restrictions—such as type of aircraft that can use their facilities—in response to local noise concerns. Offered by Rep....

Simple Flying – December 13, 2019 – British Airways To Operate San Jose’s First Boeing 747 Service

Posted on December 13, 2019

British Airways To Operate San Jose’s First Boeing 747 Service by Tom Boon - December 13, 2019 British Airways is set to operate the first scheduled Boeing 747 service to San Jose next summer, according to the airline’s booking engine. The service will be sure to excite San Jose based aviation enthusiasts. British Airways operates...

L.A. Times – December 12, 2019 – L.A. city attorney sues FAA over airplane noise at Hollywood Burbank Airport

Posted on December 13, 2019

L.A. city attorney sues FAA over airplane noise at Hollywood Burbank Airport By ANTHONY CLARK CARPIO DEC. 12, 2019 2:32 PM Los Angeles City Atty. Mike Feuer’s office filed a lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday in an attempt to seek relief for residents in the south San Fernando Valley who say they have...

Silicon Valley Business Journal – December 9, 2019 – British Airways will use bigger plane for its San Jose nonstops

Posted on December 10, 2019

British Airways will use bigger plane for its San Jose nonstops By Jody Meacham Reporter, Silicon Valley Business Journal Dec 9, 2019, 3:21pm PST Updated Dec 9, 2019, 3:26pm PST British Airways, the only transatlantic carrier serving Mineta San Jose International Airport, will replace the Boeing 787-9 aircraft that’s been serving the route since it...

Seattle Times – Boeing & Aerospace – Business- Local News – December 9, 2019 – Burien has been plagued by noise from Sea-Tac Airport. So residents sued the government — and won.

Posted on December 10, 2019

Burien has been plagued by noise from Sea-Tac Airport. So residents sued the government — and won. Dec. 9, 2019 at 6:17 pm Updated Dec. 9, 2019 at 7:48 pm By Katherine Khashimova Long - Seattle Times business reporter Plane noise, emissions, traffic: The growing pains of a bustling Seattle-Tacoma International Airport have long agitated communities near...

AIN Online – Business Aviation – November 6, 2019 – New Urban Air Mobility Group Hopes To Help Shape Future Policy

Posted on November 8, 2019

New Urban Air Mobility Group Hopes To Help Shape Future Policy by Jerry Siebenmark - November 6, 2019, 7:01 AM The Community Air Mobility Initiative (CAMI) has been formed around the emerging urban air mobility (UAM) industry and will assist in its development, as well as aid cities with the integration of such systems, the Seattle-based...

AIN Online – Business Aviation – November 4, 2019 – FAA Releases Privacy Plan for ADS-B

Posted on November 4, 2019

FAA Releases Privacy Plan for ADS-B by Kerry Lynch - November 4, 2019, 12:54 PM he FAA is putting one of the final pieces in place for the transition to the January 1 ADS-B deadline, releasing a plan to protect the privacy of operators from real-time flight-tracking services. Agency officials announced the flight-tracking opt-out plan...

Airport World – October 30, 2019 – SFO continues to be key economic generator for the region

Posted on October 31, 2019

SFO continues to be key economic generator for the region Written by Joe Bates San Francisco International Airport (SFO) directly accounts for over $10.6 billion in business revenues and supports more than 46,000 jobs at the airport, according to its latest economic impact study. The report, which summarises economic impact for the 2017-2018 Fiscal Year,...

Aviation Pros – October 31, 2019 – Southwest Airlines Has a Plan to Ease Noise from Flights Into PWM

Posted on October 31, 2019

Southwest Airlines Has a Plan to Ease Noise from Flights Into PWM Peter McGuire October 31, 2019 Portland Press Herald, Maine (TNS) Southwest Airlines will design a new approach into the Portland International Jetport in hopes of reducing aircraft noise that has triggered almost a thousand complaints from residential neighborhoods this year. Members of the...

Flight Global – October 24, 2019 – Aerion chief executive hits back against supersonic sceptics

Posted on October 25, 2019

Aerion chief executive hits back against supersonic sceptics 24 OCTOBER, 2019 SOURCE: FLIGHT DAILY NEWS BY: ALAN PEAFORD LAS VEGAS Supersonic business jet flight will happen in the next five years, will carry sustainable alternative jet fuel, and will fly in a noise envelope acceptable not just to regulators but also the public at large....

CNBC – October 24, 2019 – ‘Flight shaming’ is gaining traction and it could cost airlines billions, says Citi

Posted on October 25, 2019

‘Flight shaming’ is gaining traction and it could cost airlines billions, says Citi By Pippa Stevens @PIPPASTEVENS13 Consumers are paying more attention to their carbon footprint and it could cost airlines billions of dollars, Citi said in a note to clients. The firm said Tuesday that “flight shaming,” which it defines as “the inherent guilt...

Robb Report – October 23, 2019 – Can These Industrious Companies Resurrect Supersonic Flight?

Posted on October 25, 2019

Can These Industrious Companies Resurrect Supersonic Flight? Commercial travel at Mach 2 could be here within just a few years. BY ROHIT JAGGI ON OCTOBER 23, 2019 The machinery may be designed for speed, but the pace of progress in commercial supersonic aircraft has been glacial. After all, the Concorde, which could cruise at twice...

Aviation Pros – October 22, 2019 – JSX Pioneers “Above And Beyond” Noise Abatement Procedures For Air Service At John Wayne Airport

Posted on October 23, 2019

JSX Pioneers "Above And Beyond" Noise Abatement Procedures For Air Service At John Wayne Airport Month-long "fly quiet" study resulted in JSX becoming the quietest air carrier over Newport beach. John Wayne Airport (SNA) - OCTOBER 22, 2019 JSX, announced the successful completion of its voluntary noise abatement study at Orange County's John Wayne Airport...

The Orange County Register – October 11, 2019 – John Wayne Airport upgrades noise complaint system

Posted on October 15, 2019

John Wayne Airport upgrades noise complaint system By ALICIA ROBINSON | arobinson@scng.com | The Orange County Register PUBLISHED: October 11, 2019 at 6:08 pm | UPDATED: October 12, 2019 at 8:47 am Making noise complaints about John Wayne Airport flights just got a 21st-century upgrade with the introduction of a new noise event system. The...

Express – NASA news – October 11, 2019 – Space agency unveils a super-quiet experimental jet that is ‘faster than sound’

Posted on October 14, 2019

NASA news: Space agency unveils a super-quiet experimental jet that is 'faster than sound' NASA has unveiled an experimental supersonic aircraft that is faster than the speed of sound but is quieter than conventional fighter jets. By SEBASTIAN KETTLEY PUBLISHED: 10:25, Fri, Oct 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 17:40, Fri, Oct 11, 2019 The NASA aircraft makes...

CNN Business – October 11, 2019 – Boeing and Porsche team up to develop flying electric car

Posted on October 11, 2019

Boeing and Porsche team up to develop flying electric car By Chris Isidore, CNN Business Updated 9:20 AM ET, Fri October 11, 2019 New York (CNN Business)Boeing and Porsche, meet George Jetson. The US aircraft giant and German sports car maker announced Thursday they are teaming up to "explore the premium urban air mobility market...

Simple Flying – October 10, 2019 – Which Airlines Operate The Boeing 747-8?

Posted on October 11, 2019

Which Airlines Operate The Boeing 747-8? by Tom Boon - October 10, 2019 The Boeing 747, also known as the Queen of the skies, is an aviation icon. The aircraft with two passenger decks is instantly recognizable thanks to its hump at the front. However, in the latest quarter Boeing delivered just one Boeing 747. The...

The Atlantic – October 11, 2019 – Why Everything Is Getting Louder

Posted on October 11, 2019

Why Everything Is Getting Louder The tech industry is producing a rising din. Our bodies can’t adapt. Karthic thallikar first noticed the noise sometime in late 2014, back when he still enjoyed taking walks around his neighborhood. He’d been living with his wife and two kids in the Brittany Heights subdivision in Chandler, Arizona, for...

LA Times – October 8, 2019 – Hollywood Burbank Airport air-service agreement concerns Valley residents affected by aircraft noise

Posted on October 10, 2019

Hollywood Burbank Airport air-service agreement concerns Valley residents affected by aircraft noise By ANTHONY CLARK CARPIO OCT. 8, 2019 6:10 PM Residents from the south San Fernando Valley expressed concerns this week that an air-service consultant hired by the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority will further exacerbate the aircraft noise over their neighborhoods. The authority on Monday...

KUOW – Northwest News Network – October 9, 2019 – ‘It’s cool and it’s real’: More than 100 successful test flights of robo air taxi over Oregon

Posted on October 10, 2019

'It's cool and it's real': More than 100 successful test flights of robo air taxi over Oregon BY Tom Banse OCT 09, 2019 at 10:59 AM Northwest News Network A drone air taxi designed by Airbus has successfully completed 114 test flights in Pacific Northwest skies. Airbus, along with its rival Boeing and many others,...

International Business Times – Science – October 9, 2019 – NASA, Uber Working Together To Develop Systems For Flying Cars

Posted on October 10, 2019

NASA, Uber Working Together To Develop Systems For Flying Cars By Inigo Monzon 10/09/19 AT 12:15 AM NASA and ridesharing firm Uber have teamed up to study and analyze the technology and logistics involved in launching a traffic network for flying cars. The collaboration is part of NASA’s Urban Air Mobility (UAM) project. The UAM...

Boeing – October 7, 2019 – Boeing Funds New Lab Facility within Stanford University’s Aero/Astro Department

Posted on October 9, 2019

Boeing Funds New Lab Facility within Stanford University’s Aero/Astro Department PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 7, 2019—Boeing [NYSE: BA] is funding the creation of a state-of-the-art laboratory facility dedicated to the research and testing of autonomous aerial vehicles within Stanford University’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. The Boeing Flight & Autonomy Laboratory features a control room...

CityLab – October 7, 2019 – The Urban Helicopter Dream Is Rising Again

Posted on October 9, 2019

The Urban Helicopter Dream Is Rising Again LAURA BLISS 8:00 AM ET Voom, a new and more “affordable” aerial taxi service, has launched in the Bay Area, with a promise to democratize a mobility mode with an elite reputation. A thousand-plus feet above Silicon Valley, I watched the quilt of tech campuses, cul-de-sacs, and forest...

FAA – October 7, 2019 – FAA Successfully Completes Final ADS-B Milestone

Posted on October 7, 2019

FAA Successfully Completes Final ADS-B Milestone WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) completed its final implementation milestone with Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B), the state-of-the-art surveillance system that enables air traffic controllers to track aircraft with greater accuracy and reliability. The last two of the 155 airports to receive ADS-B, Akron-Canton Airport and Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport, both...

Intelligent-Aerospace – October 3, 2019 – NASA takes delivery of its first all-electric x-plane

Posted on October 4, 2019

NASA takes delivery of its first all-electric x-plane The X-57's Mod II vehicle features the replacement of traditional combustion engines on a baseline Tecnam P2006T aircraft, with electric cruise motors. Oct 3rd, 2019 - AFRC TV / Steve Parcel WASHINGTON - The first all-electric configuration of NASA's X-57 Maxwell now is at the agency's Armstrong...

Wisconsin State Journal – October 3, 2019 – Air Force denies request for F-35 demonstration at Truax Field

Posted on October 4, 2019

Air Force denies request for F-35 demonstration at Truax Field October 3, 2019 - MITCHELL SCHMIDT mschmidt@madison.com The U.S. Air Force has denied requests for a demonstration of the noise difference between the F-16 jets already present at Truax Field and proposed, louder F-35 jets. In a letter to U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Black Earth,...

The Mercury News – October 3, 2019 – High-tech ads set to dazzle travelers at San Jose airport

Posted on October 4, 2019

High-tech ads set to dazzle travelers at San Jose airport First-in-the-nation digital advertising technology readies San Jose airport debut By GEORGE AVALOS | gavalos@bayareanewsgroup.com | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: October 3, 2019 at 10:14 am | UPDATED: October 4, 2019 at 6:36 am SAN JOSE — San Jose International Airport is about to become...

Aviation Pros – Airlines – October 1, 2019 – John Wayne Airport Welcomes New Fuel-Efficient, Quieter Aircraft

Posted on October 2, 2019

John Wayne Airport Welcomes New Fuel-Efficient, Quieter Aircraft Delta Replacing B717-200 with Airbus A220-100. John Wayne Airport (SNA)OCTOBER 1, 2019 Beginning Oct. 1, Delta Air Lines will fly the fuel-efficient, quieter Airbus A220-100 aircraft on its five daily nonstops between John Wayne Airport (JWA) and Salt Lake City. In addition to improved fuel efficiency, the...

The Verge – Policy/Tech/Transportation – October 1, 2019 – UPS just won FAA approval to fly as many delivery drones as it wants

Posted on October 2, 2019

UPS just won FAA approval to fly as many delivery drones as it wants But don’t expect your next package delivery via drone By Jay Peters Oct 1, 2019, 3:27pm EDT UPS announced that it has received government approval to operate a “drone airline.” Don’t expect your next package to arrive directly on your doorstep...

Denver Post – Colorado News – September 20, 2019 – Multi-million dollar noise claim against DIA gets day in court

Posted on October 2, 2019

Multi-million dollar noise claim against DIA gets day in court Several Adams County communities say they’re owed $33.5 million for three years of violations By JOHN AGUILAR | jaguilar@denverpost.com | The Denver Post September 30, 2019 at 6:00 am A long-festering dispute between Denver International Airport and the cities that surround it over excessive aircraft...

AIN Online – General Aviation – NBAA Convention News – September 26, 2019 – Voom To Offer Per-Seat Helo Service in San Francisco Area

Posted on September 30, 2019

Voom To Offer Per-Seat Helo Service in San Francisco Area by Mark Huber - September 26, 2019, 3:34 PM Airbus unit Voom will expand its per-seat, on-demand helicopter service to the U.S. beginning at the San Francisco Bay Area airports—Napa, Oakland, Palo Alto, Hayward, San Francisco, and San Jose—the company said on Thursday. Voom said...

Airport’s Council International (ACI) – September 29, 2019 – ACI and CANSO call for a new approach to community engagement on noise.

Posted on September 30, 2019

ACI and CANSO call for a new approach to community engagement on noise September 29, 2019 Joint paper was presented today at ICAO’s Triennial Assembly in Montreal Montreal, 29 September 2019 – Airports Council International (ACI) World and the Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (CANSO) have today presented a paper to the 40th International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Assembly on the...

Airports Council International (ACI) – September 29, 2019 – ACI calls for appropriate ICAO standards and practices for supersonic aircraft

Posted on September 30, 2019

ACI calls for appropriate ICAO standards and practices for supersonic aircraft September 29, 2019 Standards must address impact on the environment, airport operations, and the public. Montreal, September 29, 2019 – At the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Assembly today, Airports Council International (ACI) World called for appropriate standards and practices for supersonic aircraft to properly address their...

Travel+Leisure – September 27, 2019 – This ‘Space Plane’ Could Fly You From London to New York in Only 1 Hour

Posted on September 27, 2019

This 'Space Plane' Could Fly You From London to New York in Only 1 Hour BY CAILEY RIZZO SEPTEMBER 25, 2019 The UK Space Agency announced its plans for a “space plane” capable of carrying passengers from New York to London in just one hour. And it could be in the skies by the 2030s....

Wired – Transportation – September 26, 2019 – Teaching Pilots a New Trick: Landing Quietly

Posted on September 27, 2019

Wired - Transportation - September 26, 2019 - Teaching Pilots a New Trick: Landing Quietly Researchers want to reduce the noise from planes approaching a runway. The key is a smooth descent. ALEX DAVIES - TRANSPORTATION - 09.26.2019 07:00 AM Life in the cockpit doesn’t leave much room for individuality. Airline pilots wear the same...

Aviation Today –September 18, 2019 – White House Supports eVTOL Aircraft, Autonomy in R&D Priorities Memo

Posted on September 19, 2019

White House Supports eVTOL Aircraft, Autonomy in R&D Priorities Memo Air Taxi, Regulation, Unmanned By Brian Garrett-Glaser | September 18, 2019 eVTOL research, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) The White House gave a nod to the rapid development of electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicles (eVTOLs) in an executive memo discussing...

Aviation Daily –September 16, 2019 – Noise Reduction Approach Tests Run At Zurich Airport

Posted on September 18, 2019

Noise Reduction Approach Tests Run At Zurich Airport Graham Warwick | Aviation Daily - Sep 16, 2019 A guidance system designed to help pilots fly complex low-noise approaches has been flight tested at Zurich Airport by German aerospace center DLR using its Airbus A320 advanced technology research aircraft (ATRA). The DLR-developed Low Noise Augmentation System...

Daily Mail – September 11, 2019 – Google-linked drone delivery service is found to be too LOUD for Australia as it exceeds residential noise limits

Posted on September 12, 2019

Google-linked drone delivery service is found to be too LOUD for Australia as it exceeds residential noise limits By PAULA AHILLON FOR DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA PUBLISHED: 19:40 EDT, 11 September 2019 | UPDATED: 21:12 EDT, 11 September 2019 A Google-linked drone delivery service has changed the design of its flying machines to address concerns that they were too loud for...

AIN Online – August 29, 2019 – Bill Would Effectively End Most Heli Tourism in U.S.

Posted on August 30, 2019

Bill Would Effectively End Most Heli Tourism in U.S. Aviation News Online - AIN Online by Mark Huber - August 29, 2019, 11:19 AM A proposed bill from a Hawaii congressman would effectively end helitours in the U.S. It would impose a 55-dB noise limit on helicopters, which no current-production machine can meet—even the quiet...

The Mercury News – August 20, 2019 – Map: With more destinations added at SJC, traffic is soaring

Posted on August 20, 2019

Map: With more destinations added at SJC, traffic is soaring New nonstop routes from Silicon Valley include Toronto and two spots in Hawaii By Patrick May, Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: August 20, 2019 at 12:33 pm | UPDATED: August 20, 2019 at 12:37 pm San Jose International Airport is bursting at its seams, it...

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers – August 12, 2019 – Flying Green with Hybrid-Electric Planes

Posted on August 13, 2019

ASME - August 12, 2019 - Flying Green with Hybrid-Electric Planes By Carlos M. González Monday, August 12, 2019 Faradair Aerospace is a British startup looking to change the landscape of hybrid-powered flight. The company recently unveiled new design plans for an 18-seat biofuel-powered hybrid plane for passenger and cargo transport. “When we released the...

Bloomberg – August 12, 2019 – Business – America’s Love Affair With Flying Is Growing Faster Than the Economy

Posted on August 13, 2019

America’s Love Affair With Flying Is Growing Faster Than the Economy By Justin Bachman Monday, August 12, 2019 Americans love to fly and it shows. U.S. airlines carried a record 889 million passengers in 2018, a 20 percent increase from five years earlier, according to Bureau of Transportation Statistics records that date to 2002. That...

U.S. DOT – August 12, 2019 – Briefing – Stephen M. Dickson Sworn in as Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration

Posted on August 12, 2019

U.S. DOT - Stephen M. Dickson Sworn in as Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration Monday, August 12, 2019 WASHINGTON – Stephen M. Dickson was sworn in today by U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao as the 18th Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). An aviation industry professional with nearly 40 years of experience,...

Santa Cruz Sentinel – August 9, 2019 – Opinion/Guest Commentary – Making our voices heard over jet noise

Posted on August 9, 2019

Santa Cruz Sentinel – August 9, 2019 – Opinion/Guest Commentary – Making our voices heard over jet noise Guest Commentary Making our voices heard over jet noise By John Leopold August 9, 2019 at 5:00 am Santa Cruz County is on the verge of a victory for democracy in dealing with a federal agency that...

Santa Cruz Sentinel – August 2, 2019 – Opinion/Guest Commentary – FAA should have conducted review before moving flight path

Posted on August 2, 2019

FAA should have conducted review before moving flight path | Opinion / Guest Commentary| By Bruce Mcpherson | August 2, 2019 at 5:00 am   The Federal Aviation Administration announced during a June meeting of the Santa Cruz-Santa Clara County Roundtable – established in 2018 to address regional impacts of jet noise – that officials...

Reuters – July 19th, 2019 – Airbus mimics nature with ‘Bird of Prey’ concept plane

Posted on July 26, 2019

Reuters – July 19th, 2019 – Airbus mimics nature with 'Bird of Prey' concept plane Reporting by Tim Hepher; Editing by Tom Brown RAF FAIRFORD, England (Reuters) - Airbus (AIR.PA) on Friday unveiled a concept aircraft with splayed wingtips and a fanned tail inspired by the feathers of an eagle as it experiments with “biomimicry”...

FAA– July 25th, 2019 – Press Release – Transportation Secretary Names FAA NextGen Advisory Committee Chair

Posted on July 25, 2019

Press Release – Transportation Secretary Names FAA NextGen Advisory Committee Chair Posted on July 25, 2019 Contact: Marcia Alexander-Adams Phone: 202-267-3488; Email: marcia.adams@faa.gov WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that Russell “Chip” Childs was appointed Chair of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC). Childs is President...

Atlanta Journal Constitution – July 24th, 2019 – Senators Approve Former Delta Exec to Lead FAA

Posted on July 25, 2019

Atlanta Journal Constitution - July 24th, 2019 - Senators Approve Former Delta Exec to Lead FAA July 24, 2019 By Tamar Hallerman and Kelly Yamanouchi, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate on Wednesday narrowly confirmed Atlantan Steve Dickson to lead the Federal Aviation Administration after the former Delta Air Lines executive weathered criticism about his...

Baltimore Sun – July 10, 2019 – FAA to consider case about noise near BWI airport

Posted on July 12, 2019

Baltimore Sun Associated Press | Jul 10, 2019 | 11:17 AM The Federal Aviation Administration is going to reconsider its position challenging Maryland over new flight patterns and the noise they bring residents near Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. In September, the FAA wrote a letter to the state declining to respond to a petition...

Chicago Tribune – July 3, 2019 – The FAA’s O’Hare jet noise study has taken more than 4 years.

Posted on July 3, 2019

Chicago Tribune - July 3, 2019 The FAA’s O’Hare jet noise study has taken more than 4 years. ‘I believe something has gone wrong,’ says Rep. Quigley. By Mary Wisniewski U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley wants to know why the Federal Aviation Administration is taking more than four years to finish a study on the impact...

Castle Pines News Press – July 1, 2019 – Centennial Airport says FAA left gaps in flight path study

Posted on July 2, 2019

Castle Pines News Press - July 1, 2019 Ellis Arnold July 1, 2019 Colorado Community Media Centennial Airport says FAA left gaps in flight path study - Congress-mandated studies on noise effects must be completed, airport argues Wheels started turning on a federal plan to reroute airplane traffic in the Denver metro area years ago,...

Press Release – June 18, 2019 – Congressman Adam Schiff Website – Accountability Office to Investigate Noise Impacts of FAA’s New Flight Routes

Posted on June 20, 2019

Press Release - June 18, 2019 - Congressman Adam Schiff Washington, D.C. – Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks), and 27 other Members of Congress asked the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to investigate how the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has handled aviation noise impacts while implementing the Next Generation Air Transportation...

Aviation Pros – June 11, 2019 – Kansas Researchers are Trying to Make Airplanes Quieter with Help from NASA Grant

Posted on June 18, 2019

Aviation Pros - June 11, 2019 Jason Tidd June 12, 2019 The Wichita Eagle June 11-- Jun. 11--If you're tired of loud airplanes flying over Wichita, Kansas researchers may have a solution.They want to engineer a new liner made of sound-absorbing materials to put over the aircraft engines. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has...

Embraer X – June 11, 2019 – Unveils New Flying Vehicle Concept for Future Urban Air Mobility

Posted on June 18, 2019

EmbraerX - June 1, 2019 Washington D.C., USA – June 11, 2019 - EmbraerX unveils today a new electric flying vehicle concept during Uber Elevate Summit 2019 in Washington, D.C. The event convenes a global community of manufacturers, investors, policymakers, and government officials, all working to make the urban aerial ridesharing vision a reality. The...

British Airways: Media Centre – June 7, 2019 – British Airways Tops Heathrow’s ‘Fly Quiet and Green’ League Table

Posted on June 7, 2019

British Airways: Media Centre – June 7, 2019 News Releases June 7, 2019 British Airways’ short-haul fleet has topped Heathrow’s ‘Fly Quiet and Green' league table, based on its environmental performance from January to March this year. The airline gained the top spot because of its new, more fuel-efficient aircraft, consistent adherence to routes designed...

Air Transport News (ATN) – June 4, 2019 – United Airlines Makes History Flying the Most Eco-Friendly Commercial Flight of its Kind

Posted on June 5, 2019

Air Transport News (ATN) - June 4, 2019 ATN - SOURCE: UNITES AIRLINES Jun 4, 2019 United Airlines, a longstanding leader among all global carriers in environmental sustainability, made history today – World Environment Day – with the departure of the Flight for the Planet, the most eco-friendly commercial flight of its kind in the...

AIN Online – June 5, 2019 – House Panel OKs FAA Budget Boost with Safety-first Call

Posted on June 5, 2019

AIN Online - June 5, 2019 Business Aviation - by Kerry Lynch June 5, 2019, 10:45 AM House Panel OKs FAA Budget Boost with Safety-first Call The House Appropriations Committee yesterday approved a $17.7 billion budget for the FAA in Fiscal Year 2020 that includes an emphasis on the need for a “safety first” approach...

LA Times – June 4, 2019 – Neighbors Pressure Hollywood Burbank Airport officials to fix flight paths

Posted on June 5, 2019

Los Angeles Times - June 4, 2019 BURBANK LEADER NEWS - By ANTHONY CLARK CARPIO JUN 04, 2019 | 5:55 PM Neighbors pressure Hollywood Burbank Airport officials to fix flight paths More than 80 people from Studio City, Sherman Oaks and the south San Fernando Valley let members of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority know they...

Santa Cruz Sentinel – May 15, 2019 – FAA to discuss flight route changes in June

Posted on May 17, 2019

Santa Cruz Sentinel - May 15, 2019 SANTA CRUZ — Following thousands of noise complaints from residents of Santa Cruz, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, the long-awaited San Francisco International Airport flight path changes are in motion. The Federal Aviation Administration released an April update about the status of...

KCBS on SC|SC Roundtable

Posted on March 18, 2019

Counties Band Together To Battle FAA Over Airplane Noise KCBS RADIO: ON-DEMAND  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH An alliance formed by Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties to address airplane noise has finally taken off. KCBS Radio reporter Mike Colgan says the thinking is the union will have more clout when it comes to negotiating noise issues...

Santa Clara | Santa Cruz Community Roundtable is set to launch!

Posted on March 18, 2019

The first two meetings of the Santa Clara | Santa Cruz Community Roundtable are scheduled: Wednesday, February 27 1PM – 3PM Santa Clara County County Government Center 70 West Hedding Street, 1st Floor San Jose, CA 95110 Wednesday, March 27 1PM – 3PM Santa Clara County County Government Center 70 West Hedding Street, 1st Floor...
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