Bahamian FBO operator Odyssey Aviation plans to open its new permanent facility at Exuma International Airport (MYEF) this month. The company–which also runs an FBO at Nassau International Airport–has operated out of a rented office at MYEF since 2009.
Aviation International News » November 2011
Bombardier Aerospace confirmed in late September that Luxair placed the firm order for four Q400s announced on August 16. The transaction also included options on another four of the big turboprops.
BR Aviation, Brazilian fuel provider Petrobras’s aviation fuels division, plans to increase its FBOs at Brazilian airports from the current 10 BR Aviation Centers to 22 by 2015.
Brazilian carrier Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras took delivery of Latin America’s first ATR 72-600 turboprop last month.
Naples Municipal Airport expects its main runway–5/23, closed since the end of July–to reopen later this month, just in time for the Thanksgiving rush, after a $3.6 million paving project (paid for entirely by the city of Naples airport authority), which saw the runway’s declared takeoff distance increased from 5,000 to 5,800 feet.
Mesa Air Group signed a deal in late September with Goodrich for landing-gear maintenance services on its fleet of Bombardier CRJ700s and CRJ900s. The multi-year agreement covers all scheduled repair and overhaul services, including the use of Goodrich-owned rotable landing-gear assets.
Florida’s Sebring Regional Airport has received a $4.2 million FAA grant to rebuild its main runway, 18/36. The total replacement project, which will clear the 5,224-foot runway down to substrate, is expected to begin before the end of the year and last for the next 12 to 18 months.
Turbomeca plans to reduce the specific fuel consumption (SFC) of its turboshaft engines by 37 percent by 2030, and at the Helitech 2011 show discussed the strategies it is implementing to accomplish that change. While the company plans to make changes to the engine machinery, it expects much of the reduction to come from engine-airframe integration and new practices that make more efficient use of the engine.
The Regional Airline Association has urged Congress to reject two new taxes on airline passengers proposed by President Obama in late September.
Million Air’s Salt Lake City International Airport location has acquired the assets and airport lease of the Salt Lake City Jet Center, making it the sole aviation services provider on the field. With the purchase, Million Air SLC will control more that 400,000 sq ft of hangars at the airport. The company’s Intermountain Jet subsidiary became a HondaJet dealer in 2007.