Memphis, TN – OEP:KMEM

8-15-2015 KMEM MEMPHIS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (3,900 acres) Memphis, TN Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [KOLV] 10 E ; [M01] 10 N ; [KAWM] 14 NW ; [2M8] 14 N ;(ave. distance: 12 nm) Total Based Aircraft:93 (16 single-props, 14 multi-props) (45 … Continue reading

Air Cargo is Growing – and Concentrating – at the Most Impactful Airports

A couple months ago, a collection of reference tables was uploaded in an aiREFORM Post. One of those tables was about air cargo, and deserves a closer look. Using FAA’s data, the 107 ‘busiest’ air cargo airports were presented, in … Continue reading

The Impacts Are Not Due to ‘Customer Demand’, They Are Due to ‘Industry Greed’

SeaTac [KSEA] has been the fastest growing U.S. commercial airport in recent years, largely due to a 2012 decision by Delta to build a hub there. Here’s a JPEG showing KSEA annual operations and trends for each year, from 1991 … Continue reading

The Third Head of the NextGen Hydra: How FAA is Jamming Arrivals Closer Together

Three months ago, the ‘Dissecting NextGen’ presentation was made in Des Moines, to help people better understand the impacts of NextGen around Sea-Tac International Airport [KSEA]. Included within that presentation was discussion of ‘Hub Concentration’ and ‘Route Concentration’, as two … Continue reading

One Table Shows the Reality of NextGen

Here’s some data to ponder as we start into a new year: a table, showing commercial operations at each of FAA’s OEP-35 airports, from 2007 onward. Focus first on the pink column, three columns from the right edge; the airports are … Continue reading

FAA’s NextGen Hydra: Breathing Hellish Noise-Fire Upon Charlotte, NC

When the noise seems to never go away, in areas where only months before there just wasn’t any airport noise, people tend to get worn out. The noise becomes an occupying force, a controlling presence. Perhaps it was after nights of … Continue reading