GREETINGS! First, Here is an update from Washington, D.C. The Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) reports that "serious runway incursions" at U.S. airports dropped by 50% year-over-year
to just six in the 2010 fiscal year ended September 30th, the second straight year serious incursions have been
lowered by half.
Secondly, FAA also awards its largest Voluntary Airport Low Emission (VALE) grant for an $18.3 million project at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to improve air quality and to reduce the use of conventional fuels. Sea-Tac will install a centralized preconditioned air plant that will allow aircraft arriving at gates to shut off auxiliary power units and connect to a cleaner central heating and cooling system.
Thirdly, The U.S. House-Transportation Security Infrastructure Protection Subcommittee requests an assessment of the progress and challenges of screening and securing U.S.-bound cargo.
Fourthly, The Government of Accountability Office (GAO) issues a report on FAA standard-ization problems, which drew criticism from industry and Congressional leaders for not taking into account the impact those problems, have had on industry. The report, "Certification and Approval Processes are Generally Viewed as Working Well, but Better Evaluative Information Needed to Improve Efficiency", cites inconsistencies and inefficiencies in FAA's certification process.
Missouri House of Representatives
95th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session (2010)
Bills Indexed by Subject
AIRCRAFT AND AIRPORTS
None at present
Larry G. Harmon
E-mail address: MPALHARMON228@aol.com
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