FirstAir, an FBO with two existing locations, is adding its third branch at Addison Airport serving Dallas. The company acquired an existing 24,000-sq-ft hangar that is being renovated and should open later this month. Envisioned as a full-service FBO, FirstAir at Addison will provide fueling and other line services.
Aviation International News » November 2004
Construction has begun on the new executive terminal at the Guardian Jet Center at Ontario International Airport, Ontario, Calif. The new terminal–which will have an expanded passenger lounge and a larger flight-planning area with real-time computer weather service–adds 5,500 sq ft of operating space to the company’s existing 46,000 sq ft of hangar and office area.
The environmental management system at New York’s Westchester County Airport (HPN) in White Plains has become the third such airport entity in the U.S. to win ISO14001 approval. The internationally recognized standard is among the toughest in the world, and airport management has committed significant time and resources to gaining the recognition.
Aviation Development Group (ADG), in affiliation with Signature Flight Support, has announced plans to construct a private, master-planned hangar community at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) in Austin, Texas. When complete, the development will feature 69 individual condo-type hangars totaling approximately 215,000 sq ft, designed to house everything from single-engine aircraft to business jets as large as a Citation X.
JetCorp, at Spirit of St. Louis Airport, has received FAA Class 4 Certified Repair Station (CRS# DELE158D) certification and is moving all of its maintenance services to a
Pilots considering vision-correction surgery take note: a recent study by the U.S. Navy shows that custom (also known as wavefront-guided) Lasik is better than traditional Lasik eye surgery.
In an exclusive interview with AIN, Aerion vice chairman Brian Barents discussed why he believes it’s time to bring a supersonic business jet to market. “People have approached the subject over a number of years, trying to marry technology with a guaranteed return on investment, without success,” he said.
The Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA), which in July renewed its mission to support business aviation in the Asia-Pacific region, has elected a new board of directors for the upcoming year. The board officers are chairman Jason Liao (Raytheon Aircraft), vice chairman Michael Choo (Rockwell Collins), secretary Chuck Woods (Jet Asia Limited) and treasurer John K.H. Li (Hong Kong Business Aviation Centre).
After working to put down roots in Europe for the best part of a decade, Signature Flight Support now appears to be gathering some real momentum with its recent acquisition of facilities in the UK, Ireland, Belgium and Greece, as well as the opening of a new base at Toulon-Hyéres Airport in the south of France. The European chain now includes some 15 full-service FBOs and an executive aircraft handling presence at almost 20 more airports.
Those among the 100 or so who came to a September 29 informational meeting in Flagstaff, Ariz., on Grand Canyon overflight issues, hosted by the National Park Service (NPS) and the FAA, expecting to hear of a breakthrough in a 17-year deadlock over aircraft noise left disappointed.