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south runway at FLL, expanding it such events in fiscal year 2008, with nine
LAX Approves Bradley Upgrades from 5,000 feet to over 8,000 feet. The
complex project will span an active
involving commercial carriers.
Two contracts awarded federal highway and railroad, require FLIGHT SAFETY FOUNDATION
by the Los Angeles Airport large amounts of fill, and the runway — announces that its past chairman,
Commission will create new tunnel and taxiway bridges will be bid Amb. Edward W. Stimpson, is award-
security checkpoints, ticket out as separate design-build projects. ed the 2009 FSF-Boeing Aviation
counters, immigration and Safety Lifetime Achievement Award.
customs space, and also CONTINENTAL AIRLINES — adds Stimpson served as the Representative
add passenger lounges and three new nonstop routes at George of the U.S. to the Council of
a large central hall with res- Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). the International Civil Aviation
taurants and shops, adding Now a member of the Star Alliance, Organization (ICAO) for five years,
a million square feet to the Continental adds Washington D.C., starting in 1999, a post that carries the
Tom Bradley International Edmonton, and Frankfurt, Germany. rank of ambassador. He spent 25 years
Terminal. Two new con- as president of the General Aviation
courses will add nine new DELTA AIR LINES — announces Manufacturers Association.
gates, two scheduled to open new nonstop flights from Detroit
in 2012. The rest of the construction is expected to be completed the fol- Metro Airport to Hong Kong and FORECAST INTERNATIONAL
lowing year. The $1.3 billion in contracts is the largest ever awarded for a Seoul starting next summer. — of Newtown, CT, in its new “The
single project in Los Angeles, city officials say. Market for Light Military Rotorcraft”
DOT INSPECTOR GENERAL — study, projects a total of 2,026 rotor-
reports it will look into whether pilot craft in this market segment will be
experience and pay correlate to commer- produced during 2009-2018, with a
cial aviation accidents. IG says regional value estimated at $20.8 billion.
carriers are a safety concern as they have
been involved in the last six fatal com- FRASCA INTERNATIONAL — of
mercial accidents. NTSB has cited pilot Urbana, IL, receives an order for two
performance as a potential contributory Cessna C172 FNPT IIs (Flight and
factor in four of these, including the Navigation Procedures Trainers) for
Colgan Air crash on February 12. Saint Petersburg State University of
Civil Aviation (SPSUCA), Russia.
FAA — Federal Aviation Adminis-
tration signals to Atlanta that a new ten- GRUPO FERROVIAL SA — based
tative airport lease