Civil aviation

January 6, 2014 - 4:20am
Business jets flocked to New Orleans last year. Lakefront and Louis Armstrong hosted nearly 1,000 aircraft for the big game, and N.Y.-area airports are gearing up for similar traffic next month.

Next month, as the Super Bowl and its pageantry take the New York City area by storm for the first time, local GA airports and service providers are hoping that metaphorical storm will be the only one on the radar.

January 1, 2014 - 5:40am
Chester County Aviation at G.O. Carlson Airport in Coatesville, Pa., joined the Ross Aviation network this year.

Activity among the service provider chains over the past few months suggests the FBO consolidation kettle is steaming again and whistling loudly. Last month, Atlantic Aviation, which previously had no Florida FBOs, made a big splash with the announcement of its $195 million acquisition of Galaxy Aviation. Atlantic added four of Galaxy’s Florida FBOs: at Orlando International, Northeast Florida Regional Airport in St. Augustine, Witham Field Airport in Stuart and Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach.

November 26, 2013 - 3:25pm

Effective December 1, most general aviation flights in China will enjoy a significantly simpler planning process, with military approval for such civil flights no longer required. The long awaited alleviation of the “regulations on the approval and management of general aviation flight mission” was announced on November 18 by the People’s Liberation Army general staff department and the Civil Aviation Administration of China.

November 18, 2013 - 11:20am

Jetex Flight Support (Chalet A29, A30) opened its full-service FBO for business aircraft here at Dubai World Central/Al Maktoum International Airport last week in a temporary facility. The company is offering a VIP lounge, ground support, fueling, handling and security services. Other amenities include hotel accommodations, catering and limousine services, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi. Customs and immigration services are also available at the FBO.

November 13, 2013 - 12:41pm

Duncan Aviation’s location in Provo, Utah, has been designated by Mexico’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation as an approved aircraft maintenance organization. In addition, the company’s Battle Creek, Mich. location recently received approval from the Bermuda Department of Civil Aviation. Besides the FAA, Duncan Aviation’s locations in Lincoln, Neb., Battle Creek and Provo hold certificates from 10 more civil aviation authorities around the world.

November 4, 2013 - 1:10am

More than two years after Tac Air filed a Part 16 complaint with the FAA over the operation of an FBO built and owned by the airport operator at Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport/Lovell Field, the agency has finally issued its ruling, finding the airport authority did not violate its federal grant obligations. The situation became the centerpiece of the private ownership vs.

November 1, 2013 - 1:05am

A new study released last month by Newtown, Conn.-based Forecast International projects “restrained growth” in the regional airliner market over the next 10 years, stemming from such factors as major-airline consolidation. The study projects gradual and steady growth between 2013 and 2020, followed by a cyclical downturn in 2021 and 2022 that will negatively affect delivery numbers.

October 20, 2013 - 4:45pm
Quintessentially Aviation

A new player in the FBO arena has made its debut here at NBAA 2013. Earlier this month, Quintessentially Aviation (QA) Handling announced it began ground-handling operations at Ireland’s Shannon Airport.

October 19, 2013 - 3:30am
Falcon 900EX

Just prior to this year’s NBAA convention, the African Business Aviation Association (AfBAA) held its first regional symposium in Marrakech, Morocco. A range of topics was discussed, highlighting not only the many issues that face business aviation as it grows on the continent, but also the strides that have been made by AfBAA itself since it was launched at EBACE in May last year.

October 14, 2013 - 2:45pm

The FAA has upgraded Ukraine’s safety rating from Category 2 to Category 1 following an international aviation safety assessment of the country’s civil aviation authority in July. A Category 1 rating means Ukraine now complies with the highest level of ICAO safety standards and its air carriers can add flights and service to the U.S.. With the Category 2 rating, Ukrainian airlines were allowed to maintain existing service to the U.S. but could not establish new services.

In fact, no Ukrainian carrier currently provides service to the U.S.

 
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