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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...
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