Airports, Heliports and FBOs

New developments at airports and heliports, including regulations and noise issues; legal disputes; openings, acquisitions and mergers of FBOs; AIN’s Annual FBO Survey Reports; and news, issues and concerns regarding fuel cards, fuel prices and alternative fuels.

May 16, 2011 - 7:37am
RNP-capable aircraft can fly approaches within a tight, linear containment ar...

GE Aviation published its second “public-use” required navigation performance (RNP) approach procedure in the U.S., now available for operations into Deadhorse Airport, Alaska. The company is developing a third public-use RNP procedure at Dallas Love Field as part of an air traffic management trial there.

May 2, 2011 - 5:45am
Out of the some two dozen major candidate metroplexes, this year’s OAPM studi...

A nationwide effort to “de-conflict” airspace in major metropolitan areas using existing technology and procedures is progressing, with studies completed at the first two of several designated sites.

December 16, 2010 - 11:11am

Norwood Memorial Airport (Mass.) manager Russ Maguire has proposed rules for helicopter operations that he says will improve safety, access and efficiency. But several based helicopter companies and owners claim the rules would severely and unfairly limit their operations.

December 8, 2010 - 1:00am

Access Flight Support, a Dubai-based ground handling and flight support services provider, announced an agreement with Minsk International Airport in Belarus at MEBA.

"We will be exclusive partners with the airport, and we will be the only handler and fuel supplier for private aircraft," said Ayman Sweidan, Access's chief operating officer. "In the next couple of weeks we will start the operation there."

December 7, 2010 - 6:05am

Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) is slashing prices for landing and parking fees at Abu Dhabi's Al Bateen Executive Airport, effective immediately. Al Bateen is the region's only airport dedicated to business aviation and it is close to the city center of Abu Dhabi.

December 7, 2010 - 2:30am

Pilots across India will soon see the Shell Aviation sign going up for the first time at a number of airports as the international fuel supplier expands its presence from two airports to 12 in the country. Locations soon to welcome Shell Aviation service include Mumbai, Goa, Chennai, Calicut, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Coimbatore and Mangalore. Shell currently operates at Bangalore and Hyderabad.

October 13, 2010 - 8:16am

Big Ass Fans is here at NBAA (Booth No. 8061) displaying two of its most popular aviation application fans: the Powerfoil X Plus and the AirGo.

“The Powerfoil X Plus fans range in size from ten to twenty-four feet in diameter,” said a spokesperson for the Lexington, Ky.-based company.

May 5, 2010 - 6:31am

ExxonMobil Avitat FBO Network Expands

May 3, 2010 - 9:48am

UVflightplanner.com, Universal Weather and Aviation’s flight planning system for business aviation, now has integrated fuel tankering calculations, which the company claims is an industry first. The new system, which goes live this week, allows operators to quickly decide when and how they should fill tanks with fuel during a trip.

April 28, 2010 - 7:20am

Universal Weather & Aviation (Booth No. 7030) is launching a new service to guarantee that fuel purchases in Europe are made at the correct rate of value added tax (VAT). The complimentary service, which started on May 1, should overcome the headaches commonly associated with calculating which VAT rate should apply based on an aircraft operator’s status.

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