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January 31, 2007, 9:39 AM

An automated weather observation system (AWOS) is now in service at Jeffco Airport, Denver. When the control tower closes at 10 p.m. local time, the ATIS frequency (126.25) becomes the AWOS frequency. At 6 a.m. local time when the control tower opens, the frequency reverts to ATIS.

January 31, 2007, 9:39 AM

IBM Euroflight has become the first European corporate flight department to complete the new International Standards for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) certification process. The IS-BAO certificate now covers IBM’s European and U.S.

January 31, 2007, 9:39 AM

After a number of years of seeking airport approval, Jackson Hole Aviation recently renovated its customer lobby and added several new features to the FBO.

January 31, 2007, 9:38 AM

The FAA last month awarded type certification to the Gulfstream 350, an upgraded version of the previously manufactured G300. Compared with the G300, the new model has a roomier cabin, cockpit and baggage area and the PlaneView flight deck, which is based on Honeywell Primus Epic avionics.

January 31, 2007, 9:37 AM

Last month, the FAA approved a $500,000 grant for preliminary engineering work on installing safety barriers at the end of Teterboro (N.J.) Airport’s Runway 1, which ends 300 feet from a multilane commuter highway.

January 31, 2007, 9:35 AM

The year 1930 might not have been the best time to launch an aviation-services business. The Great Depression had the American economy wallowing, and fortunes were still being lost. Still, 26-year-old Jim Galvin, a Coast Guard veteran and aviation enthusiast, was a born thrill-seeker.

January 31, 2007, 9:32 AM

Wilson Air Center’s new Charlotte, N.C. location is now open for business and fully operational. With the top-rated FBO in each of the last five AIN FBO Surveys (see page 20), Wilson was chosen by the Charlotte Douglas International Airport to manage the existing facility on the field (CLT).

January 31, 2007, 9:32 AM

Peter Wright Jr. was promoted to vice chairman of West Chester, Pa.-based Keystone Helicopter. A Keystone employee for 35 years, Wright was appointed secretary/treasurer in 1970, vice president in 1973 and president in 1985.

January 31, 2007, 9:32 AM

NBAA continued to bolster and realign its senior staff last month, hiring aviation lobbyist Lisa Piccione as its new senior vice president of government affairs and promoting longtime NBAA staffers David Almy and Kathleen Blouin to senior vice presidencies.

January 31, 2007, 9:31 AM

The Aruba Airport Authority has awarded Universal Weather & Aviation the concession to build and operate a new general aviation FBO at the Reina Beatrix Airport. The new terminal building will have direct access roads and customs and immigration facilities on-site.

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