Jeppesen is advising customers that its JeppView products are currently presenting the wrong image for the ILS or LOC Runway 21L approach chart for Atlanta DeKalb-Peachtree Airport. The obsolete version of the chart has a revision date of March 1, 2013, effective March 7. The current chart, to be included in the next JeppView release, is dated May 24, 2013, effective May 30.
NetJets opened a new exclusive-use facility for its customers at Atlanta DeKalb-Peachtree Airport yesterday. The fractional aircraft provider has signed a long-term lease with Atlantic Aviation for the 2,800-sq-ft facility, which includes customer and crew lounges, a conference and business center and flight-planning facilities. According to NetJets, DeKalb-Peachtree is one of its most popular domestic destinations, with approximately 4,000 NetJets flights coming in and out of the airport annually.
According to NBAA’s final tally for its 63rd annual meeting and convention held last week in Atlanta, there were 1,083 exhibitors, eight more than last year; the static display was sold out, with 93 aircraft at DeKalb Peachtree Airport; and attendee registration was up more than 5 percent from last year to 24,206. “It has been a pretty challenging couple of years for business aviation,” said NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen.
As of late yesterday, the 63rd NBAA convention easily exceeded expectations, with 23,831 visitors logged, surpassing the total of the entire 2009 show. The DeKalb Peachtree Airport static display is full at 93 aircraft with a waiting list, and 1,083 exhibitors filled the Georgia World Congress Center halls.
NBAA is still looking for volunteers to help with the community build project before its convention in Atlanta this month. Among the tasks scheduled for the Sunday, October 17 event (to be held at the Brookhaven Boys and Girls Club, located near DeKalb-Peachtree Airport) will be the construction of a playground, an outdoor classroom and a garden, as well as renovations to the club’s gymnasium, outdoor volleyball courts and teen center.
Charter/management firm FlightWorks has opened a new sales office at Dekalb-Peachtree Airport in Atlanta, at the Signature Flight Support FBO. The new office joins recent expansions in Boise, Idaho, and Salt Lake City. FlightWorks, headquartered in Kennesaw, Ga., now has nearly 50 aircraft in its fleet.
Last October, the 57th Fighter Group restaurant opened its doors again at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport in Atlanta.
An Atlanta businessman has opened JetServ PDK, a new FBO at FBO-rich Atlanta’s DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (PDK). The new FBO pumps only jet fuel (Phillips 66) and serves only transient turbine aircraft. JetServ occupies three acres of tarmac and renovated facilities that once belonged to Air BP, including a 5,000-sq-ft terminal building. It also offers a 10,000-sq-ft hangar for use by those transient aircraft.
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