Thor Einarson and his family have endured all sorts of economic ups and downs since Einarson Flying Service was founded at Falls International Airport in International Falls, Minn., more than half a century ago. Although this recession is proving to be enormously challenging, for an airport that far north winter weather is a constant–and more pressing–battle.
Aviation International News » April 2009
FreshAir Services, a New England-based aircraft cleaning and appearance company, is now offering aircraft window repair and restoration as part of its services.
On April 20th through the 23rd Bombardier will be holding its biannual Business Aircraft Maintenance & Operations (M&O) Conference at the Intercontinental Hotel in Dallas.
The conference provides Bombardier business aircraft customers with the latest technical and operational information needed to get the most out of their aircraft operations. Organizers expect more than 500 attendees at this year’s event.
Ameco’s Aviation College (AAC) has undertaken the construction of an additional, 80,000-sq-ft facility to meet demand for its growing student body. The facility is scheduled to enter service next month. AAC, the first in China to achieve CCAR147 and EASA147 certification, is also the initial one authorized by CAAC to be the examination organization of civil aviation maintenance personnel.
The 2009 NBAA Maintenance Management Conference is set for April 15 through 17 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel. The 24th annual event focuses on aviation professionals who currently, or aspire to, maintenance management.
The only Cayman Islands-certified Aviation Maintenance Organization (AMO) approval in the U.S. has been granted to Midcoast Aviation’s Teterboro facility.
“Obtaining the approval allows us to serve our existing Cayman Islands operators more efficiently, and we hope additional operators will now choose us as well,” said David Smith, vice president of MRO satellite operations for the Cahokia, Ill.-based operation.
Havasu Air Center near Arizona’s Lake Havasu has joined the Avfuel dealer network. The FBO is owned by brothers Dante and Darren Marinelli and features a 5,500-sq-ft terminal building, 100,000-sq-ft hangar and a new weather awning. The terminal building offers pilot snooze rooms and a private lounge plus a movie theater, complimentary coffee, ice and refreshments and concierge service.
This year, Banyan Air Services is celebrating 30 years of service at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport in South Florida. Founded by Don Campion in 1979, Banyan started in a 4,000-sq-ft hangar as a small piston-aircraft maintenance shop for local charter operators.
The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association has found a symposium formula that works. After breaking away from AS3 only to cancel its August 2008 symposium
in Wichita for lack of interest, PAMA hit a home run last month with its 2009 Aviation Maintenance and Management Symposium in Dallas-Fort Worth.
Later this year, San Luis Jet Center will begin construction on a new FBO at San Luis County Regional Airport on the Central California coast. The design work is nearly finished for the facility, which includes a 24,734-sq-ft FBO and two hangars enclosing 55,200 sq ft. Aviation Consultants’ five Citation Excels and two Citation Xs will be based in the hangars, which will also house the company’s ACI Jet Solutions maintenance facility.