Dan Hirchert is our FAA-qualified wildlife hazard damage biologist. He will occasionally chime in on the blog, sharing insight he’s gained from 20 years of experience in all aspects of aviation wildlife hazard management.
Primarily breeding in the Arctic tundra of northern Alaska and Canada, snowy owls usually migrate south to the United States in small numbers. This year more than 90 birds have been reported in Wisconsin alone!
A few weeks ago the United States Congress passed what is being called a “minibus”, which is essentially an appropriations bill funding certain departments for the 2012 fiscal year. One of the departments that was funded inside of this bill was the Department of Transportation.
The bill included funding for the Essential Air Service program, which could potentially have an impact for years to come on smaller communities nationwide. Jeffrey Hartz explains certain excerpts from the House Resolution (HR) 2112. Continue reading
Enjoy this holiday message from Mead & Hunt’s Aviation Group Leader, Andy Platz! Have a safe and prosperous season! Continue reading
Recently, Mead & Hunt released the US Department of Transportation (DOT) airline report data for the year ended June 30, 2011. The information provided in these reports – sorted by region – includes a comparison between airline statistics for this period and the June 30, 2010, report. Continue reading
Good news for Phoenix-Mesa area travelers! Spirit Airlines recently announced that it will begin offering its low-fare service from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport to Las Vegas and Dallas/Fort Worth with one-stop Fort Lauderdale service.
This week marks a new era for air service in Phoenix. For more than a decade, the regional flights that operated on behalf of America West Airlines and US Airways have been performed exclusively by a subsidiary of Mesa Air Group. Starting December 16, that will change when SkyWest Airlines puts its first two of 14 CRJ-200 aircraft on the line flying as US Airways Express in Phoenix.
There’s a lot of research going on in the alternative energy area, including bio energy. I just heard on the radio today about biofuel refueling stations for automobiles. And the aviation industry is also exploring biofuels.