… ft Bangalore: If operations at the Yelahanka Air Station during Aero India 2007 are like an orchestra, then the Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower is the conductor. This room will be the nerve centre coordinating all the flying and activities related …Coordinating flying activities

For months, AOPA has felt the tension in the calm before a federal funding hurricane. But now with the release of the president’s fiscal 2008 budget proposal on February 5, that storm has taken shape and is gathering energy: Tax increases and user fees for general aviation are now upon us.GA’s Biggest Threat Makes Landfall (Aircraft Maintenance Technology)

Romanian Air Traffic increase, a record high in EuropeZiarul Financiar, Romania – 17 hours agoThe number of passengers of airlines with regular flights to and from Romania will rise by 8.4% this year, to over 3.8 million passengers, according to …Romanian Air Traffic increase, a record high in Europe – Ziarul Financiar

Former Air Traffic controller sentenced to 10 years for bombsThe Tennessean, TN – Feb 4, 2007DENVER ? A former Air Traffic controller accused of planting homemade bombs outside the houses of former co-workers and a government official was sentenced …Former Air Traffic controller sentenced to 10 years for bombs – The Tennessean

Boston Online – WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Bush administration proposed on Monday that airlines pay billions in user fees to replace ticket and other taxes that currently underwrite much of the nation’s Air Traffic control system. The plan unveiled by the Federal …User fees proposed for Air Traffic services

Bush Administration requests funds to reform aviation systemTravel Daily News International, Greece – 5 hours agoShe added that the request also includes $175 million for a 21st Century satellite navigation system to replace older Air Traffic control equipment and $900 …Bush Administration requests funds to reform aviation system – Travel Daily News International

“We are pleased that the administration’s budget proposal recognizes that sound economics and basic fairness require a link between Air Traffic control(ATC) services and what system users pay for those services,” said ATA President and CEO James C. May. “This proposal would establish a cost-based method to fund our nation’s aviation system, with a direct correlation between revenue and cost.Air Transport Association Statement on FY2008 Bush Administration Budget Proposal (Aircraft Maintenance Technology)

BILOXI ? Keesler Air Force Base’s total economic impact for fiscal year 2006 was nearly $1.3 billion. The figure was finalized February 6, 2007, as base officials completed the annual process of data assimilation and validation.Keesler’s impact nearly $1.3B (Mississippi Business Journal)

U.S. Rep. Jerry Costello (D-Belleville) has been honored by the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) with its highest legislative award, the Sentinel of Safety.Costello honored by Air Traffic controllers (Edwardsville Intelligencer)

… is a 1973 graduate of Eastern High School. * Air Force Airman 1st Class Jessica Witzke has graduated from the Air Traffic Control Operations Apprentice Course at Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Miss. Witzke is a 2005 graduate of Perry High School. …Dozier: Okemos’ Dietz earns Girl Scouts Gold Award

Flight restrictions imposed around Manhattan after New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle crashed his single-engine plane into an apartment tower will be made permanent, government documents indicate.U.S. Plans NYC Flight Restrictions (Aircraft Maintenance Technology)

Following a series of strategic acquisitions, Rannoch Corporation has officially changed its name to Era Corporation.Rannoch Corporation Changes Company Name to Era Corporation (Market Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

… to FAA’s account structure. FAA will replace its Operations and Facilities and Equipment accounts with the Air Traffic Organization (ATO) and Safety and Operations accounts. “We need further analysis to determine the impact of the proposed changes …Airports Not Thrilled With New DOT/FAA Budget, Either

Washington Post – The Bush administration announced in its budget that it will seek to phase out a tax on airline tickets and shift to a system that collects user fees from airlines to help finance the Air Traffic control network. The budget proposal didn’t specify …NATIONAL BRIEFING

Reservations due for Air Traffic seminarArmyTimes.com, VA – Feb 4, 2007Reservations are due April 13 for the annual Army Air Traffic and Airspace Seminar, which trains officers in these fields. …Reservations due for Air Traffic seminar – ArmyTimes.com

Trial starts in Collins’ air crashChicago Tribune, IL – 13 hours agoGovernment lawyers laid the blame on Collins, while attorneys for the three victims said the collision was caused by an Air Traffic controller and was …Trial starts in Collins’ air crash – Chicago Tribune

… cabin. Flight #9073 activated the hijack transponder, notifying the FAA and United Operations in Chicago. Boston Air Traffic Control notified Boston Logan Communications Center of a diversion involving a hijack. The North American Air Defense …Disaster Planning, Logan-Style