Salt Lake City, UT – OEP:KSLC

8-15-2015 KSLC SALT LAKE CITY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (7,700 acres) Salt Lake City, UT Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [U42] 10 S ; [KTVY] 20 SW ; [KHIF] 20 N ; [KOGD] 24 N ;(ave. distance: 19 nm) Total Based Aircraft:337 (186 … Continue reading

Hubbing Strategies Increase Impacts, But Do Not Create Sustainable Airline Profits

Airline stocks have been tanking lately, in no small part due to strategy shifts by United. In a nutshell, United is trying to design a broad restructuring of its three domestic-focused hubs in Chicago, Denver and Houston. Why? Because this … 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

KSEA: ‘Fight the Flight 101’ Community Forum, Tonight

One of the only major U.S. airports growing right now serves the Seattle area, Sea-Tac [KSEA]. While most other U.S. airports remain flat or in decline, Sea-Tac is growing simply because Delta Airlines chose to build up a new hub … Continue reading

KDCA NextGen Impacts May Trigger Yet One More Legal Action Against FAA

FAA is presently being sued by groups across the nation, due to their botched NextGen implementation. It looks like another lawsuit may be initiated, seeking relief for residents in Bethesda, MD. See the Bethesda Magazine article (archived copy below, in … Continue reading

A Request to Carmine Gallo

“Dear Carmine Gallo, …please consult with your managers and correct the misinformation they evidently gave to you. You passing the misinformation on in your nice reply letters to NextGen-impacted citizens only exacerbates the KJFK noise impacts.” This plea to FAA’s … Continue reading

Accidents & Incidents, [2016Q1]

The following table presents a chronology for the first quarter of 2016, showing all known ‘fatal’ U.S. civil aviation accidents, as well as a few selected non-fatal accidents and incidents. Data shows date (weekends are underlined), location, number of fatalities, … Continue reading

FAA/ATC Need to Explain: Why So Low on the Long Island ‘Arc of Doom’?

It makes no sense. When winds are southwest and favor landing on Runways 22, the arrivals into Kennedy International Airport [KJFK] routinely follow a long, sweeping left-turn arc. In the daytime, hundreds of thousands of residents in the wall-to-wall residential communities on … Continue reading

Accidents & Incidents, [2015Q2]

The following table presents a chronology for the second quarter of 2015, showing all known ‘fatal’ U.S. civil aviation accidents, as well as a few selected non-fatal accidents and incidents. Data shows date (weekends are underlined), location, number of fatalities, … Continue reading