Philadelphia, PA – OEP:KPHL

8-15-2015 KPHL PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (2,302 acres) Philadelphia, PA Four Nearby Instrument Airports: [7N7] 11 SW ; [17N] 14 SE ; [19N] 15 SE ; [KLOM] 16 N ;(ave. distance: 14 nm) Total Based Aircraft:24 (2 single-props, 1 multi-prop, 21 … 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

1990 vs 2005 vs 2016 Operations: Exposing FAA’s Inaccurate Forecasts

While doing some online research and archiving of older FAA documents, I ran into a copy of FAA’s 1993 Aviation System Capacity Plan. (click here for an archived copy of the 389-page document). Within this document, Table A-3 offered a … 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

Pennsylvania to Vote in Primaries This Tuesday

Today is the last Sunday before the presidential primaries in five key states, including Pennsylvania. I ran across a tweet with a short video clip at a Bernie Sanders rally, and a speaker noting that climate change will cause the … Continue reading

Airport Weather Observations (METARs) for Winter Storm Jonas

A storm for the record books, Jonas is also understood to be an indication of storms to come. And, it is not a stretch to understand the cause and effect – the link between these extreme weather events and our … 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