Reno, Nevada

September 4, 2012 - 3:10am

Western Jet Aviation, a heavy-maintenance facility based at Van Nuys Airport in Southern California, has opened a satellite maintenance base at Reno-Tahoe International Airport in Reno, Nev. Located in the former Jet West FBO facility, the Western Jet satellite is equipped for light through heavy maintenance and staffed by two mechanics. Western Jet founder and general manager Jim Hansen said he plans to employ five to 10 mechanics at the Reno facility. “The airport is committed to grow,” he said.

June 20, 2011 - 6:15am

The Big Frog racer is getting attention for more than just its tongue-in-cheek patriotic name. The French aircraft is the first carbon-fiber race plane to run on a diesel engine powered purely by jet-A fuel. And it is turning heads here at the Le Bourget show.

October 27, 2010 - 6:37am

The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority board of trustees chose Million Air as the winner of a request for ­proposal to build a new FBO at Reno-Tahoe International Airport, and now the negotiation ­process for the lease of the property is under way.

September 29, 2010 - 5:59am

The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority board of trustees chose Million Air as the winner of a request for ­proposals to build a new FBO at Reno-Tahoe International Airport, and now the negotiation process for the lease of the ­property is under way. Assuming the lease is signed, Million Air will start FBO operations right away while ­building a new facility.

September 16, 2010 - 11:36am

The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority board of trustees chose Million Air as the winner of a request for proposals to build a new FBO at Reno-Tahoe International Airport, and now the negotiation process for the lease of the property is under way. “We have been advanced to the final stages of lease negotiations,” said a Million Air spokeswoman.

August 2, 2010 - 7:37am

Later this year, Gulfstream maintenance provider Western Jet will open a new facility at Reno-Tahoe International Airport. The new Reno facility, housed in the former Jet West FBO, will open with 10 people, and that number is expected to grow quickly to 20.

May 10, 2010 - 9:39am

Two FBOs at Reno-Tahoe International Airport are not going to renew their upcoming leases, and the airport has released a request for proposals (RFP) for a new FBO to replace them. “Reno-Tahoe is the 62nd busiest commercial airport in the country and has a large corporate and general aviation customer base,” the airport explained.

December 1, 2008 - 5:44am

On March 30 next year Dassault Falcon will open its newest factory-owned service center at Nevada’s Reno-Tahoe International Airport. The service center will be housed in a 38,000-sq-ft former American Airlines hangar. Dassault will hire and train 18 mechanics for the opening, and that number is expected to grow to 40 in five years.

November 12, 2008 - 10:04am

On March 30 next year Dassault Falcon will open its newest factory-owned service center at Nevada’s Reno-Tahoe International Airport. The service center will be housed in a 38,000-sq-ft former American Airlines hangar, which will be remodeled with administrative and customer office space and amenities and freshly painted hangar floor and walls.

May 15, 2008 - 5:48am

The airplane was destroyed, but the pilot and five passengers escaped serious injury March 13 (no, it wasn’t a Friday) when their King Air E90 crashed into the roof of a two-story electronics company building about half a mile south of Reno/Tahoe (Nev.) International Airport in IMC after diverting from the original destination of Truckee, Calif. The crash sheared the nose from the airplane, and a severed wing and engine fell to the ground.

 
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