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At 11:43 HST, Civil Air Patrol flight CAP20 reported plume tops at 9,500' with the dispersed plume up to 11,000'. The CAP mission was launched from Hilo in support of Hawai'i County Civil Defense and USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory response to the ongoing eruption. Ashfall from this plume has been reported falling on communities downwind. Photo courtesy of Civil Air Patrol

Aviation warning as Halemaumau ash cloud reaches over 10,000 feet

National Weather Service radar and pilot reports indicate the top of the ash cloud is as high as 10,000 to 12,000 feet above sea level, but this may be expected to vary depending on the vigor of activity and wind conditions.

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FAA issues no-fly zone in area of President’s stay on Oahu

Temporary flight restrictions (TFR) will be in place on Oahu from Dec. 18 until Jan. 3, 2015. These are identical to the restrictions that have been on Oahu during the holiday season for the last several years.

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Updates from Sen. Schatz (Nov. 24-Dec. 2)

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) announced Nani Coloretti’s Senate confirmation as Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, becoming the highest ranking Filipino-American in the Obama Administration. Coloretti hails from Kapahulu and graduated from Iolani School in 1987. “The Department of Housing and Urban Development will gain an outstanding, […]

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Hawaii gets cut of FAA space grants

MEDIA RELEASE The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced nearly $500,000 in new Space Transportation Infrastructure matching grants to three projects located in California, Colorado and Hawaii that will help develop and expand commercial space transportation infrastructure. “These investments will help us continue to develop a safe and robust commercial space industry in the United […]

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U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) introduced legislation today to provide veterans eligible for a federal hiring preference with the right to challenge alleged violations of those preference rights by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

Akaka introduces legislation to protect the rights of veterans seeking jobs at THE FAA and TSA

U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) introduced legislation today to provide veterans eligible for a federal hiring preference with the right to challenge alleged violations of those preference rights by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

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Thieves steal solar panels from FAA navigation facility in Puna

Thieves steal solar panels from FAA navigation facility in Puna

MEDIA RELEASE Big Island police are investigating the theft of large solar panels from a Federal Aviation Administration navigation facility in Puna. The facility is located on Highway 130 just past the 7-mile marker in the vicinity of Makuʻu Farm Lots. It is one of several in Hawaiʻi that send signals to commercial airlines flying […]

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An FAA test pilot performing a production audit test flight in a Cessna Corvalis experienced a failure of the skin on the left wing.  About seven feet of the left wing skin separated from the forward spar and damaged a fuel tank. A spar is a beam-like structure inside the wing and is a principal load-bearing component.  The pilot made an emergency landing at the Independence, Kan., airport.

FAA proposes $2.4M civil penalty against Cessna Aircraft

An FAA test pilot performing a production audit test flight in a Cessna Corvalis experienced a failure of the skin on the left wing. About seven feet of the left wing skin separated from the forward spar and damaged a fuel tank. A spar is a beam-like structure inside the wing and is a principal […]

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Hilo airport runway repair funds top $10M

Hilo airport runway repair funds top $10M

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Transportation will receive $10,615,395 to refurbish a runway at Hilo International Airport, Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, Sen. Daniel K. Akaka and U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono have announced. The money comes from a grant administered by the Federal Aviation Administration. The money will be used for the construction phase of […]

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The National Park Service and the FAA invite the public to comment on several preliminary alternatives as part of an effort to develop an Air Tour Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park taking public comments on air tour overflights

The National Park Service and the FAA invite the public to comment on several preliminary alternatives as part of an effort to develop an Air Tour Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety inspectors at the North Pole certified Santa One, the reindeer-powered sleigh piloted by Santa Claus, for its Christmas Eve round-the-world delivery mission.

FAA Certifies Santa’s NextGen-Equipped Sleigh for Christmas Eve

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety inspectors at the North Pole certified Santa One, the reindeer-powered sleigh piloted by Santa Claus, for its Christmas Eve round-the-world delivery mission.

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FAA proposes sweeping rule to fight pilot fatigue

FAA proposes sweeping rule to fight pilot fatigue

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Randy Babbitt have announced a landmark proposal to fight fatigue among commercial pilots by setting new flight time and rest requirements based on fatigue science. “This proposal is a significant enhancement for aviation safety,” LaHood said. “Both pilots and passengers will benefit […]

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Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions, and Noise (CLEEN) Program

Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions, and Noise (CLEEN) Program

MEDIA RELEASE The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is committed to enhancing aviation’s capacity and efficiency through the implementation of the NextGen Air Transportation System (NextGen). NextGen will also help the FAA reach its goal of reducing aviation’s environmental footprint and secure and diversify air transportation’s energy supply. The Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions and Noise (CLEEN) […]

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Hawaiian Airlines tops on-time arrival rate for U.S. airlines in May

Hawaiian Airlines tops on-time arrival rate for U.S. airlines in May

Airline On-Time Performance Improves in May The nation’s largest airlines had a rate of on-time flights this past May that was higher than both the same month last year and the mark posted in April 2009, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). According to information […]

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