To accommodate existing and future business growth, CAV Ice Protection will open a North American operations center at New Century Airport in Olathe, Kansas, near Kansas City. “CAV Ice Protection’s ongoing growth and future business plans will result in new ice-protection products and services, greater support and expanded capabilities at our facilities in the UK, Poland, Mexico and the United States,” said Ken Weaver, CAV Ice Protection vice president for sales and marketing.
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Hangar 10, the newest FBO at Kansas City’s Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport, was named as the recipient of the Keystone Recognition Award by the Clay County Economic Developmental Council for its contribution to the local community in terms of job creation, expansion and capital development. The 55,000-sq-ft facility, which was completed in 2010, earned a top-10 ranking in AIN’s FBO Survey last year.
The EF5 tornado that struck Joplin, Mo., on May 22 packed 200-mph winds and tore a three-quarter-mile-wide, 14-mile-long path of destruction that killed 154 and leveled 8,000 structures. The storm took dead aim at Joplin’s St. John’s Regional Medical Center, rendering the building unusable and forcing a post-storm evacuation of 183 patients. Five others suffocated when back-up power failed and their ventilators shut down.
StandardAero’s Springfield, Ill. facility will be getting $500,000 worth of sprucing up, according to a spokesman for the company. “We have an on-going, company-wide process in which our facility managers maintain a dialog with our leaseholders. Our Springfield facility is fairly old and not the image we’d like to portray. So the Springfield Airport Authority has agreed to make the investment in the infrastructure,” he told AIN.
GE Aviation, which bought Walter Engines last year, has selected Premier Turbines as a designated repair center in North and South America for the M601 and upcoming H80 turboprop engines. The M601 will continue to be overhauled at GE Aviation Czech’s facility in Prague.
It took just 22 months for the new airport in Branson, Mo., to be built, from the first movement of earth by McAninch Construction in July 2007 to the first commercial flight on May 11 this year.
A new privately funded $155 million, 900-acre regional airport will open May 11 in Branson, Mo. The towered airfield will feature a 7,140-foot-long concrete runway,
CD Aviation Services (CDAS) of Neosho, Mo., a turbine engine maintenance facility, was awarded the Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Diamond Certificate of Excellence in recognition of participation in and dedication to continuing aviation maintenance training.
The new Branson Airport serving the popular Branson, Mo. tourist destination has a slightly confusing airport identifier. The official FAA location identifier is BBG (ICAO KBBG), but airlines and their passengers will use the International Air Transport Association code BKG. BBG was unavailable for the IATA code because it is already used for Butaritari Airport in Kiribati in the Gilbert Islands chain in the South Pacific.
The new Branson Airport, scheduled to open on May 11 next year, has hired former Signature Flight Support Boston operations manager Sharon Morris to be the FBO and airline services manager. Branson Airport is a privately financed $155 million airport being built to serve the growing tourism market in Branson, Mo. The airport is building and will operate the FBO.
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