Yet another sign U.S. Gulf Coast tourism has recovered from the impact of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill: The start of heli-tour operations in Orange Beach, Ala.
Geography of Alabama
NBAA will bestow its highest award, the Meritorious Service to Aviation Award, to members of the Tuskegee Airmen squadron on October 31 during the NBAA Convention in Orlando, Fla. The legendary group of black aviators successfully battled discrimination and adversity as they defended the U.S. in World War II. “We are honored to present this award to these storied aviators, who in a time of great peril defended the U.S. and its principles, even as they faced intolerance at home,” said NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen.
Signature Flight Support acquired two FBOs in Mobile, Ala., from Azalea Aviation yesterday–Mobile Air Center at Mobile Regional Airport and Downtown Air Center at Mobile Downtown Airport. With the two facility additions, Signature now has 111 FBOs in its worldwide network. Mobile Air Center features 60,000 sq ft of hangars and a 16,000-sq-ft executive terminal and customer offices, while Downtown Air Center has 45,000 sq ft of hangar space and a 5,000-sq-ft terminal.
A new 62,000-sq-ft facility has been dedicated on Huntsville International Airport, Ala., by WestWind Technologies to provide engineering, manufacturing, electronics integration and structural modifications.
WestWind Technologies has opened its new Huntsville Aircraft Modification & Integration Center. According to the company, it is the first time the Huntsville International Airport (Alabama) has partnered with a small business. The 62,000-sq-ft facility provides engineering, manufacturing, electronics integration and structural modifications. The MRO, which is located near the U.S.
WestWind Technologies has broken ground on the Huntsville Aircraft Modification and Integration Center at the Huntsville International Airport. The center will also offer full maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) capabilities for military, commercial and business aircraft.
The U.S. Army Flight School at Fort Rucker, Ala., accepted two OH-58D operational flight trainers (OFT) early this month from L-3 Communications’ Link Simulation division in Arlington, Texas, which is exhibiting its line of flight-training devices at Heli-Expo Booth No. 2647.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America (MHIA) on October 9 donated $25,000 to the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum in Denver. The donation will help pay for Denver-area students to participate in the museum’s Special Outreach with Aerospace Resources (Soar) program, which promotes aerospace education and careers.
“Governor Jeb Bush just left here for Tallahassee. I spoke with him and he said the whole state from the Alabama/Florida line through Destin is just a mess,” Ron Hensel, manager of Sowell Aviation at Panama City Airport (PFN), told AIN on September 17. The governor and his brother, President George W.
Hughes 369A, Moulton, Ala., May 13, 2007 – The commercial pilot was killed and the helicopter was destroyed when it crashed in the Bankhead National Forest in Alabama in VMC. The pilot had just bought the helicopter and was ferrying it from Florida to Kansas. He had stopped for fuel at Sylacauga, Ala.
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