Aviation administration – Viventing Online Marketing http://viventingonlinemarketing.com/ Thu, 24 Nov 2022 07:02:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://viventingonlinemarketing.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-25T191740.045.png Aviation administration – Viventing Online Marketing http://viventingonlinemarketing.com/ 32 32 Holiday boardings rise to GDP, as Skywest negotiates new flight order with FAA https://viventingonlinemarketing.com/holiday-boardings-rise-to-gdp-as-skywest-negotiates-new-flight-order-with-faa/ Thu, 24 Nov 2022 06:27:00 +0000 https://viventingonlinemarketing.com/holiday-boardings-rise-to-gdp-as-skywest-negotiates-new-flight-order-with-faa/ JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) – AAA estimates that 55 million people will travel this Thanksgiving and more than four million of them will fly. And dozens of those air travelers recently took flights to and from Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport. “Our numbers haven’t been great, but over the course of this week they’ve picked up and […]]]>

JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) – AAA estimates that 55 million people will travel this Thanksgiving and more than four million of them will fly.

And dozens of those air travelers recently took flights to and from Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport.

“Our numbers haven’t been great, but over the course of this week they’ve picked up and it’s the busiest travel week of the year and (Wednesday) shows that,” said Tom Heanue, chief executive. from Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport. “It looks like we’re probably going to have one of our banner days for this month or the last two months.”

Air travelers flying on Skywest Airlines at GDP on Wednesday included Trisca Taylor of Prentiss, who was flying home for Thanksgiving, and Ike Reynolds of Covington County, who was flying to Austin, Texas, for the holidays.

Taylor says she had a routine flight from Houston to Pine Belt.

“It was good, I guess, because I left so early, it went well,” Taylor said.

Reynolds said he didn’t mind flying on what could be the busiest travel day this year.

“It would be better if there weren’t so many people, but that doesn’t bother me too much. I like it,” Reynolds said.

Meanwhile, Skywest Airlines, which offers daily flights to and from Houston with stops in Meridian, is currently working on a new agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration to continue flying in the Pine Belt.

Heanue says if everything is sorted out, passengers will fly on planes with fewer seats and nonstop.

“They’re working on a Part 135, which is a regular charter service, which means our jet won’t have 50 seats, it will have 30,” Heanue said. “But, when they have that, then hopefully we’ll go back to dedicated planes leaving GDP going straight to Houston and back and we won’t have a Meridian share.”

Heanue said a new deal could be finalized within the next three months.

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War-related sanctions put UK’s CargoLogicAir in administration https://viventingonlinemarketing.com/war-related-sanctions-put-uks-cargologicair-in-administration/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 17:58:23 +0000 https://viventingonlinemarketing.com/war-related-sanctions-put-uks-cargologicair-in-administration/ War-Related Sanctions Put UK’s CargoLogicAir in Administration | Aviation Week Network https://aviationweek.com/themes/custom/particle/dist/app-drupal/assets/awn-logo.svg Skip to main content Credit: Matthew Troke / Alamy Stock Photo LONDON — UK-based cargo specialist CargoLogicAir (CLA) has entered administration, after the company was crippled by sanctions imposed due to the Russian-Ukrainian war. The majority shareholder of the airline, which operated two […]]]>









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LONDON — UK-based cargo specialist CargoLogicAir (CLA) has entered administration, after the company was crippled by sanctions imposed due to the Russian-Ukrainian war. The majority shareholder of the airline, which operated two Boeing 747-400Fs, is Russian-born entrepreneur Alexey Isaykin…

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Winston-Salem Police: Authorities Investigate Plane Crash https://viventingonlinemarketing.com/winston-salem-police-authorities-investigate-plane-crash/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 23:20:00 +0000 https://viventingonlinemarketing.com/winston-salem-police-authorities-investigate-plane-crash/ FIRST HERE AT 6:00. THANK YOU FOR JOIN US THIS AFTERNOON. I AM CHRISTINA EVANS. WE WANT TO START IN WINSTON-SALEM WITH THE BREAKING NEWS. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT A PLANE ACCIDENT THAT HAPPENED. STATE PATROL SAYS IT HAPPENED IN THE RESIDENTIAL AREA JUST OUTSIDE CAM STREET EDUCATOR DRIVE. WATCH YOUR SCREEN HERE. A 30-YEAR-OLD […]]]>

FIRST HERE AT 6:00. THANK YOU FOR JOIN US THIS AFTERNOON. I AM CHRISTINA EVANS. WE WANT TO START IN WINSTON-SALEM WITH THE BREAKING NEWS. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT A PLANE ACCIDENT THAT HAPPENED. STATE PATROL SAYS IT HAPPENED IN THE RESIDENTIAL AREA JUST OUTSIDE CAM STREET EDUCATOR DRIVE. WATCH YOUR SCREEN HERE. A 30-YEAR-OLD TWIN-ENGINE PIPER HAS CRACKED AROUND LEVEL 15 THIS MORNING, FAA SAYS. TWO PEOPLE ARE ON BOARD. WE HAVE HAZMA UNITS ON THE SCENE ASSESSING ANY TYPE OF FUEL SPILL AND TEAMS WORKING ON THE SCENE. FAA AND STATE PATROL AND NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD TO INVESTIGATE. AUTHORITIES CANNOT CONFIRM AT THIS TIME WHEN

Authorities are investigating the plane crash in Winston-Salem

Watch the Saturday morning headlines. Officers are investigating a plane crash in Winston-Salem, which happened around 11:15 a.m. Saturday, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. This happened on New Walkertown Road and Tracy Street. Authorities said two people were on board a twin-engine Piper PA-30 during the crash. “We had a tragic situation this morning,” said Joe Ramsey, a Winston-Salem fire chief. Patrol Sergeant CG Byrd, the plane went down in the backyard of a house. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board, police department and EMS are working to determine the cause of the crash. It is a developing story. Check back for more updates.

Watch the Saturday morning headlines.

Officers are investigating a plane crash in Winston-Salem, which happened around 11:15 a.m. Saturday, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

This happened on New Walkertown Road and Tracy Street.

Authorities said two people were on board a twin-engine Piper PA-30 during the crash.

“We had a tragic situation this morning,” said Winston-Salem Fire Chief Joe Ramsey.

He said the call came in at Jekerter Drive, reporting a plane crash.

According to a North Carolina highway patrol sergeant, CG Byrd, the plane went down in the backyard of a house.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board, the police department and EMS are working to determine the cause of the accident.

This is a developing story. Check back for more updates.

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Press room – ALPA https://viventingonlinemarketing.com/press-room-alpa/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 22:01:41 +0000 https://viventingonlinemarketing.com/press-room-alpa/ Build #: 22.42November 17, 2022 Figures refute special interest spin designed to weaken security and undermine workers McLean, Va.—The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) today released new data from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that once again demonstrates that the United States is producing a record number of certified airline pilots this year, […]]]>


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McLean, Va.—The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) today released new data from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that once again demonstrates that the United States is producing a record number of certified airline pilots this year, with more pilots in the market today than there are jobs available. According to the FAA, 9,397 new commercial airline pilot certificates have been issued in the past 12 months, exceeding airline analysts’ forecasts and airline pilot demand. In addition, the United States has about 10% more flight instructors than before the pandemic, which will allow for increased production of pilots in the future.

“This is great news that everyone in our industry should celebrate,” said Captain Joe DePete, ALPA President. “The decision to invest in America’s aviation workforce, made during the darkest days of the pandemic, continues to pay off with record numbers of pilot production. Unfortunately, special interest groups in Washington , DC, continue to spread misinformation about the pilot ecosystem in an effort to weaken airline safety standards and deprive frontline workers The truth is that airlines are making big money, flying less hours and have more pilots than before the pandemic.

Despite the continued strong growth in the number of available pilots in the United States, some special interest groups continue to spread misinformation, blaming profit-driven service cuts on the lack of available pilots. Their real goal is to weaken proven safety standards in pilot training so they can hire less qualified airmen for lower pay and benefits. Airlines are cutting or modifying service to smaller, less profitable communities, while adding additional service to markets that are more profitable; it has nothing to do with the provision of drivers or safety regulations.

“Pilots don’t make business decisions about which cities to serve. It’s the airlines that make those choices, and it’s all based on profitability and their bottom line,” DePete added. “Pilots are trained for life to get passengers to their destinations safely, and we are as frustrated as the traveling public with service cuts, flight delays and cancellations, and tiring airline schedules. Rather than trying to pass the buck and blame workers, airline CEOs should pledge to forgo stock buybacks and admit their service shortcomings.

The most recent FAA data continues to support that the United States is producing more than enough certified commercial airline pilots to meet or exceed airline hiring demand and offset retirements over the course of the year. decade, although new, more stringent pilot training standards have been introduced to improve safety.

Founded in 1931, ALPA is the largest union of airline pilots in the world, representing more than 66,000 pilots at 40 US and Canadian airlines. Visit ALPA.org or follow us on Twitter
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NASA’s QueSST assembly nearing completion, flight scheduled for 2023 https://viventingonlinemarketing.com/nasas-quesst-assembly-nearing-completion-flight-scheduled-for-2023/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 10:53:00 +0000 https://viventingonlinemarketing.com/nasas-quesst-assembly-nearing-completion-flight-scheduled-for-2023/ NASA has nearly completed assembly of the X-59 silent supersonic technology demonstrator, aiming to make its maiden flight in 2023. The airplane engine was installed in early November 2022, according to NASA press Release, and the rest of the assembly is almost complete. Ground tests are to follow, before the first flight in 2023. The […]]]>

NASA has nearly completed assembly of the X-59 silent supersonic technology demonstrator, aiming to make its maiden flight in 2023.

The airplane engine was installed in early November 2022, according to NASA press Release, and the rest of the assembly is almost complete.

Ground tests are to follow, before the first flight in 2023.

The X-59 was equipped with the F414-GE-100 turbojet, a customized version of the the General Electric F414 used on many fighter aircraft such as the Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet, the Saab JAS 39 Gripen, the KAI KF-21 Boramae among others.

The cell, which was delivered to Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works assembly plant in California in December 2021, has already undergone ground testing.

Aircraft manufacturing started in 2018the X-59 should then fly in 2021. The result of a collaboration between NASA and Lockheed Martin, the aircraft is intended to demonstrate and test the possibility of minimizing the shock wave resulting from breaking the sound barrier.

The shock wave, called sonic boom, is the main reason for banning supersonic flights in many countries and a major limiting factor for supersonic civil aviation.

According to NASA, the X-59 would first undergo testing at a test range at the Armstrong Flight Research Center and could start flying over major population centers in 2024.

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Mexican president plans to donate presidential plane to future military airline https://viventingonlinemarketing.com/mexican-president-plans-to-donate-presidential-plane-to-future-military-airline/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 18:07:59 +0000 https://viventingonlinemarketing.com/mexican-president-plans-to-donate-presidential-plane-to-future-military-airline/ MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday offered to hand over the opulent presidential jet, which he inherited from his predecessors and did not sell as promised, to a planned military airline, where it could be rented out to workers. Lopez Obrador, who has an austere approach to spending, has […]]]>

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday offered to hand over the opulent presidential jet, which he inherited from his predecessors and did not sell as promised, to a planned military airline, where it could be rented out to workers.

Lopez Obrador, who has an austere approach to spending, has made the luxury Boeing 787 Dreamliner a symbol of the excesses of previous governments and since his election campaign has pledged to sell it. But finding a buyer willing to pay its $130 million price tag proved difficult.

“The plane will be handed over to Mexicana de Aviacion for special trips,” he told a news conference in the southern Yucatan Peninsula, saying it would be available for hire to workers. of the new airline for trips through Mexico and even to other continents.

“It would be rented in a special way for people who want to take their families or workers on a trip as a reward for their performance,” he said.

Lopez Obrador plans to create a new airline under the auspices of Olmeca-Maya-Mexica, a military company responsible for managing a handful of airports and the multi-billion dollar “Mayan Train” project being built in Yucatan.

Government critics have accused the administration of militarizing society by placing much of Mexico’s infrastructure, as well as its civilian-run National Guard, under military control.

Lopez Obrador told reporters the new airline would be called Mexicana de Aviacion, named after Mexico’s former flagship airline which filed for bankruptcy in 2010. Mexicana, one of the world’s oldest airlines, operated for almost a century.

He said the Mexicana brand and emblem would need to be valued and acquired to create the new company, “so there will be more flights and airfares won’t go up as much.”

Mexican authorities meanwhile are working to reclaim a Category 1 aviation rating from the US Federal Aviation Administration, after losing it in 2021, preventing local carriers from adding new flights to the United States. United States.

(Reporting by Sarah Morland and Raul Cortes Fernandez; Editing by Bill Berkrot)

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United settles lawsuit involving Buddhist pilot who sought alternative to AA meetings https://viventingonlinemarketing.com/united-settles-lawsuit-involving-buddhist-pilot-who-sought-alternative-to-aa-meetings/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 23:03:54 +0000 https://viventingonlinemarketing.com/united-settles-lawsuit-involving-buddhist-pilot-who-sought-alternative-to-aa-meetings/ Listen to the article 3 minutes This audio is generated automatically. Please let us know if you have any comments. United Airlines has agreed to pay a Buddhist pilot $305,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging the employer engaged in religious discrimination, in violation of Title VII of […]]]>

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United Airlines has agreed to pay a Buddhist pilot $305,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging the employer engaged in religious discrimination, in violation of Title VII of the Human Rights Act Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the agency said Tuesday.

The airline reportedly refused to make religious accommodations as part of its Human Intervention Motivational Study (HIMS) program for a pilot who was diagnosed with alcohol dependence and enrolled in the program to obtain a medical certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration needed to fly again, according to the complaint.

The program required participation in Alcoholics Anonymous and plaintiff-accessible A.A. meetings began with prayer, were held in churches, and demanded recognition of a “power greater than ourselves” and “God,” the complaint said. .

As a reasonable accommodation, the pilot requested instead to attend Refuge Recovery’s alcohol and drug addiction support group meetings, which are based on Buddhist principles. United refused to allow accommodations, according to the complaint, and as a result the pilot was unable to participate in the HIMS program and therefore unable to return to work.

Under the settlement agreement, United Airlines will reimburse salary and damages, reinstate him into the HIMS program and implement a new policy on religious accommodations.

“Employers have a positive obligation to modify their policies to accommodate employees’ religious beliefs,” EEOC New York Regional Attorney Jeffrey Burstein said in a press release. “If they require their employees to attend AA as part of a rehabilitation program, they must ensure that they allow alternatives for their employees who have religious objections to AA.”

In an emailed statement, United said: “When it comes to the EEOC, safety is our top priority, and we have the utmost confidence in the HIMS program, considered the gold standard of our industry for drug abuse monitoring.”

Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991, employees may not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, gender or national origin and may be entitled to damages for violations.

This protection extends to “admission to or employment in” training or retraining programs, according to the law. Additionally, in its religious discrimination guidelines, the EEOC noted that employees should not be required to participate (or refrain from participating) in religious activity as a condition of employment.

As a guideline, the EEOC recommended that companies develop internal procedures for handling religious accommodation requests and train managers and supervisors on how to identify employee religious accommodation requests. Employers should also review each accommodation request individually, the EEOC said.

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SWFL’s Republican stronghold includes State House District 78 https://viventingonlinemarketing.com/swfls-republican-stronghold-includes-state-house-district-78/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 01:57:35 +0000 https://viventingonlinemarketing.com/swfls-republican-stronghold-includes-state-house-district-78/ Republican incumbent Jenna Persons-Mulicka easily won a second term in the State House District 78 seat against Democratic challenger Howard Sapp. Persons-Mulicka received 58.4% of the vote, with 21,416 ballots cast in its favour. Sapp garnered 41.5% of the vote with 15,209 ballots, as of 9 p.m. Persons-Mulicka, 39, a Fort Myers lawyer by profession, […]]]>
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South Korean startup PLANA is betting big on the eVOTL hybrid aircraft market https://viventingonlinemarketing.com/south-korean-startup-plana-is-betting-big-on-the-evotl-hybrid-aircraft-market/ Mon, 07 Nov 2022 02:33:54 +0000 https://viventingonlinemarketing.com/south-korean-startup-plana-is-betting-big-on-the-evotl-hybrid-aircraft-market/ SEOUL, Nov. 07 (Yonhap) — South Korean startup PLANA is betting big on the electric hybrid vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft market and not all-electric aircraft as they have certain challenges ahead of commercialization, said the company’s CEO. The head of the country’s only hybrid eVTOL startup, founded in July last year by the […]]]>

SEOUL, Nov. 07 (Yonhap) — South Korean startup PLANA is betting big on the electric hybrid vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft market and not all-electric aircraft as they have certain challenges ahead of commercialization, said the company’s CEO.

The head of the country’s only hybrid eVTOL startup, founded in July last year by the MIT graduate who led Hyundai Motor Co.’s Urban Air Mobility (UAM) team, finds it “too ​early” for an all-electric VTOL aircraft to travel long distances due to battery issues.

Most startups have focused on developing battery-powered VTOL aircraft for air taxis and other services. But now some of them have realized that battery-powered aircraft have short flight range, lack of battery stability and lower profitability, said PLANA CEO Braden Kim in a recent interview with Yonhap News Agency.

“All-electric VTOL aircraft cannot travel long distances due to short battery life. High fixed costs and short-range operations in cities will not allow companies to make profits,” said he declared.

So the executive decided to manufacture a hybrid eVTOL equipped with a turbine generator and a battery pack, and his company attracted 14 billion won ($9.8 million) from financial investors during the the first fundraiser.

PLANA plans to start the next round of fundraising in the second quarter of next year.

The company has not yet decided which environmentally friendly energy sources will be used to operate the turbogenerator. He cited hydrogen and bioethanol as possible options.

“Startups dominate the UAM market and, unlike conglomerates, will have more business opportunities because they can focus on the UAM business and make very quick decisions on key management issues,” he said, adding that large companies have good capital and large networks, but they are generally less competitive in terms of speed.

PLANA plans to produce an aircraft one quarter the size of an eVTOL hybrid aircraft by early next year and complete its test flight in the first half of 2023. It aims to test an aircraft at large scale, which can carry four to six passengers with a pilot with a cruising speed of 300 km/h and a range of more than 500 km, in 2028.

PLANA’s full-size aircraft will weigh 3 tons and be 15 meters long, Kim said.

To enter the eVTOL hybrid aircraft market, the company must, among other things, obtain certification from the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The executive described obtaining certification as the company’s “greatest challenge” in starting the eVTOL hybrid air taxi business in global markets.

PLANA is preparing to open an office in the United States next year to begin the process of obtaining FAA certification.

“U.S. electric aviation companies, like Joby Aviation, Archer Aviation, and Beta Technologies, are pushing the FAA to establish certification standards for eVTOL aircraft that didn’t exist before. We expect such U.S. (or global) standards soon. 2024″ he said.

PLANA must submit its test results in all aeronautical environments required by the United States Aviation Agency and meet the certification requirements.

To cover testing costs, PLANA aims to list its shares on the US stock market in 2026 to raise funds of about 1 trillion won.

“If we are successful in obtaining US certification, we aim to commercialize our eVTOL hybrid aircraft first in the US market in 2028, then in East Asia, which has many islands, and in Europe, which is keen to reduce shows,” the Korean native said. said.

He said there is a “market understanding” that the hybrid eVTOL aircraft will have less difficulty in launching its air taxi services compared to fully electric aircraft because they can operate like helicopters.

“Helicopters are everywhere, and we will be able to replace the existing helicopter market because our aircraft is the hybrid-electric version of the helicopter (in terms of functions and size) and can fly more than 500 kilometers,” he said. he declares.

PLANA said it will start with intercity air taxi services rather than services in the city center, mainly due to strict regulations in heavily populated areas.

In its preventive steps, PLANA signed last week a letter of intent with Electric Power Systems (EPS) to deploy the American firm’s battery systems for its eVTOL hybrid aircraft.

PLANA is “in talks” with aircraft engine companies in the United States and Europe for technology partnerships. General Electric Co. and Rolls-Royce Ltd. appear to be potential turbine engine suppliers for PLANA.

The company has hired nearly 50 engineers who have professional careers in global names, such as Hyundai Motor Co., Airbus SE, Rolls-Royce Holdings and Samsung Electronics Co. It aims to increase the number of employees to 120 from by 2023 and 200 by 2024.

Morgan Stanley projects that the global UAM market will continue to grow to reach $55 billion in revenue in 2030 and $1 trillion in 2040, growing from $8 billion in 2020 to $10 billion in 2025 .

Market opportunities for eVTOL/UAM could be far greater than investors realize, but it may take decades to reach high-volume commercialization, the U.S. investment bank said in a research note.

“In our minds, the birth of eVTOL/UAM at scale is not a matter of ‘if’ but rather when, how and what must be overcome along the way,” he said.

PLANA expects hybrid eVTOL to bring a paradigm shift to the airline industry like smartphones have done to people’s daily lives in less than a decade.

Combustion-powered planes have dominated the market for the past 120 years, but it’s high time for a hybrid-electric plane to replace some of the traditional planes, Kim said.

“This is the only opportunity for startups to drive a hybrid-electric aircraft market by 2030, and major players will continue to gain a larger share after 2030.”

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Airport rent protest: County airport tenants push back rent, study fees https://viventingonlinemarketing.com/airport-rent-protest-county-airport-tenants-push-back-rent-study-fees/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 15:00:28 +0000 https://viventingonlinemarketing.com/airport-rent-protest-county-airport-tenants-push-back-rent-study-fees/ LOS ANGELES, Calif. — In an Oct. 28 webinar, tenants at Los Angeles County’s five general aviation airports argued that a Denver, Colorado-based consultant’s research methods are biased towards an unnecessary increase in rents and fees. The callers interviewed the two senior managers in the Department of Public Works Airports Division, as well as David […]]]>

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — In an Oct. 28 webinar, tenants at Los Angeles County’s five general aviation airports argued that a Denver, Colorado-based consultant’s research methods are biased towards an unnecessary increase in rents and fees.

The callers interviewed the two senior managers in the Department of Public Works Airports Division, as well as David Benner, a pricing analyst at Aviation Management Consulting Group, the company presenting the methodology used in a previous study of rents and charges for the county.

The lightning rods for much of the discussion were graphs illustrating what the consultant said were comparative and competitive factors between categorically similar airports. The callers disagreed, saying the company was comparing apples to oranges.

Responding to a caller’s complaint of deteriorating physical conditions and negligence in the cleaning and maintenance of the interior and grounds at Compton/Woodley Airport, Airports Division Manager Paul Maselbas , said he was “afflicted” by shortcomings at airports since day-to-day operational management was “internal”. from longtime private sector operations contractor American Airports.

Since the change in management, the number of caretakers and gardeners in Compton has fallen from 10 to 2.

One bright spot emerged from an otherwise polite but controversial online video session. A tenant of the General William J. Fox airfield hangar suggested that High Desert Airport free up the hangars and increase revenue by providing shade canopies over the tie-down lanes. Pilot Frank Macaelo, owner of a wooden and delicate fabric tail dragger, said sun damage kept his plane in an unaffordable hangar.

Maselbas instantly made the connection between aircraft overhead shade and solar panels to drastically reduce what he called Fox Field’s shockingly high electricity bills. When a question of cost versus savings arose, it was suggested that the 20 Lancaster schools with covered solar parking might have an answer.

Since the City of Lancaster installed the solar system, the district’s 20 schools have saved an average of $200,000 a year in electricity and benefited from nighttime security lighting.
Much of the controversy over the fares and charges study centered on disagreement over the basis of comparison between airports, which airports had commonalities with the airports in the five counties, and whether assumptions about competitive advantages were even realistic.

Webinar callers to the scheduled 90-minute session that lasted an additional 20 minutes wondered why the county’s five small general aviation airports were ranked with large, commercially dominant fields across the country, while GA airports in nearby such as Flabob in Riverside and Cable Airport in The Highlands have been omitted.

The answer had to do with how airports make their revenue or not, and what amenities are offered. Specific examples cited by the consultant and Aviation Division executives included Big Bear Airport, excluded because it is city-owned and funded by property taxes, and Cable Airport, which is privately owned and does not have a functioning control tower.

On the question of how Aviation Management Consulting Group, Inc. chooses to conduct a study, Benner wrote in a 2020 memo to Carley Shannon, director of sustainability for C&S Engineering, Inc., “It is the recommendation AMCG that Los Angeles County establish general aviation charges using a cost recovery approach or methodology, not a market based approach.

The AMCG website states that an airport rent survey is a simplified approach to getting an opinion on market rents. He goes on to say that rent and fee studies form part of the airport’s key management compliance documents (PMCD) to derive a supported market-based rental rate for each component of the properties.

The website states that “the approach and benchmarking is consistent with FAA policy which provides airports the flexibility to establish market rents for airport properties using any method that is reasonable, justified, and consistently applied. coherent”.

An Airport Fees Study is intended to guide decision makers and airport management in using industry best practices for the types of fees that could be charged, methods of setting fees and the unit measure to charge these fees, “to meet the airport sponsor’s FAA airport sponsor’s insurance obligation to “make the airport as self-sufficient as possible under the circumstances” existing at the airport. Airport charges are used to recover operating expenses and non-operational uses of funds (eg capital expenditures) related to the planning, development, operation and management of the airport.

Taken together, PMCDs are expected to: (1) contribute to the financial health of the airport; (2) promote the orderly development of land and improvements; (3) promote the provision of quality aeronautical products, services and facilities; (4) protect the health, safety, interests and general welfare of the public; (5) reduce the potential for conflict; and (6) provide a platform for complaint resolution.

Online searches of official data sources on Fox Field in Lancaster reveal wide discrepancies between information believed to be current in LA County Airports Department publications and 2022 figures provided by the Federal Aviation Administration.

For example, FAA information effective October 6, 2022 shows 60 aircraft based at Fox Field, with 56 being single-engine. The FAA reports average daily flight operations at Fox at 132 for the 12-month period ending December 31, 2021. This would total approximately 48,200 takeoffs and landings for that year, of which 52% were local general aviation, 45 % transitional general aviation, 3% military and 1% air taxi. The Fox Field page on the county website reports 58,000 for the unspecified year.

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