February 7, 1990 |
The nation's airports need an infusion of up to $50 billion for facilities development or the air transport system faces "gridlock," a House subcommittee heard Tuesday. Otis Dunham, chairman of Airport Operators Council International, told the House Public Works and Transportation Committee's subcommittee on aviation that it would cost $50 billion, adjusting for inflation, to build up American airport facilities to meet public demand by 1995. Representatives of the National Assn.
May 30, 1990 |
Blaming "insurmountable" traffic and environmental problems, an Orange County government staff report Tuesday ruled out using any of four largely local sites recommended for a regional airport but called for more study of a remote location in San Bernardino County's Mojave Desert. In a proposal that the Board of Supervisors is expected to approve next Tuesday, the staff endorsed using George Air Force Base, near the town of Adelanto about 80 miles northeast of Anaheim.
October 7, 1988
Air traffic controllers in Washington will manage the flow of planes into Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, a move to help local controllers and clear congested skies, the Transportation Department announced. Transportation Secretary James H. Burnley IV announced the change one day after the Federal Aviation Administration reduced the number of departures and arrivals at O'Hare. This year, controllers at O'Hare have made 30 errors, more than twice the mistakes recorded in 1987.
March 19, 1987
The nation's airlines, meeting for the third day to shuffle flight schedules in a bid to reduce delays, agreed to 150 timetable changes for Atlanta's Hartsfield International Airport. Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, the world's busiest, appeared to be a difficult problem for switching schedules during talks arranged by the Federal Aviation Administration. So far, only 33 changes were worked out for O'Hare.
February 16, 1990 |
Mayor Richard M. Daley proposed building a $4.9-billion, 9,400-acre airport in the Lake Calumet area on Chicago's Southeast Side, to be operational by 2010. The site includes hazardous waste areas and about 5,500 residences. Rep. Henry J. Hyde (R-Ill.), who prefers to expand O'Hare International Airport, criticized Daley's cost figures as too low.