Aviation Policy News: FAA giving up on remote towers, troubling near-misses, and more

In Politics by Michael Rae

In this issue:

Is FAA giving up on remote towers?

Record level of runway incursions challenges FAA

Would JetBlue/Spirit merger increase or decrease competition?

Airports and electric power outages

The high cost of vertical mobility

News Notes

Quotable Quotes

Is FAA Giving Up on Remote Towers?

Private pilots, Leesburg Airport officials, and members of Congress from Virginia are up in arms over the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Feb. 28 announcement that it will terminate the operations of the remote tower at Leesburg Airport as of June 14. The project, the first U.S. remote tower effort, began in 2014, nine years ago, with state and private-sector support from remote tower

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