Bombardier’s repair facilities at Indianapolis International Airport are now the Indianapolis Jet Center. The Canadian company moved out on October 31, and Keeker Aviation reopened the doors the next day under the new name.
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Eagle Creek Aviation Services (ECAS) is opening a Learjet Service Center at Eagle Creek Airport (EYE) in Indianapolis. The company’s FAA Diamond Award-winning repair station will work on Learjet 23s through 25s. Located a few miles northwest of the city center, the facility anchors the regional airport. EYE is the closest airport to downtown Indianapolis and the growing business/technology corridor on the city’s northwest side.
The environmental management system at New York’s Westchester County Airport (HPN) in White Plains has become the third such airport entity in the U.S. to win ISO14001 approval. The internationally recognized standard is among the toughest in the world, and airport management has committed significant time and resources to gaining the recognition.
Ross Aviation and Centre Partners have announced their entry into the FBO market with the acquisition of Denver Air at Jefferson County Airport in Broomfield, Colo.
A plan implemented last year to offset the city and county tax burden on airplane owners at Pitt-Greenville (N.C.) Airport has attracted more aircraft owners to the airport. The Greenville City Council and Pitt County Board of Commissioners each unanimously voted to continue funding this year for a stimulus plan that provides about $150,000 in credits to aircraft owners. The two governments will split the cost equally.
Million Air Houston (HOU), headquarters FBO for the Million Air Interlink franchise network, recently completed a two-year joint effort with Navigance Technologies Group to create and test a fully integrated Web-based wireless security system. The hardware/software package provides security throughout Million Air HOU’s 52-acre complex.
As the tragic events of September 11 unfolded in New York City and Washington, D.C., the potential effect on the regional airline industry’s bottom line paled in significance to the loss of life and the implications to global peace. But as the days wore on and the initial shock of the tragedy subsided, the recognition of the profound changes in store for the entire air transport business became painfully apparent.
Jet Aviation Dubai and Jet Aviation Basel, which have quite different operations and capacities, are both engaged in a process to better serve their customers as they cope with the demands of increasing business. Management and employees are asking, “What can we do to help our customers?,” said Andre Wall, COO of Jet Aviation EMEA and Asia.
Hawker Beechcraft King Air C90, Chattanooga, Tenn., Sept. 20, 2007–No one was killed when the King Air, on final for Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport, lost power and crashed into a utility pole in a shopping center parking lot a half mile from the runway. The airplane was destroyed.
Embraer introduced a beefed-up Legacy Executive jet at the NBAA Convention last month. In a series of just-completed improvements started early this year, the Brazilian airframer has boosted range with added fuel capacity, higher engine thrust and enhanced aerodynamics. Carrying eight passengers, the corporate Legacy can now fly up to 3,250 nm nonstop at Mach 0.74–an almost 5-percent increase over the original 3,100-nm range.