Ocean Sky Aviation plans to build a network of FBOs across Europe in the next 12 months. Ocean Sky currently has FBOs at London Luton Airport, Manchester and Prestwick in Scotland. Earlier this year, Ocean Sky received $48 million in fresh investment when it was acquired by German charter operator Triple Alpha of Dusseldorf, Germany.
Air BP is giving customers the chance to win tickets to games at the 2010 FIFA World Cup soccer tournament in South Africa. Tickets will go to winners in a fantasy soccer competition in which competitors have to pick players from England’s Premier League and they score points based on the performance of these players in the current season.
Sunday marked the 10th anniversary of the Payne Stewart accident, in which the 42-year-old professional golfer and five others aboard a chartered Learjet 35 lost their lives after the jet suffered a loss of pressurization during a flight from Orlando, Fla., to Dallas. All aboard the Learjet fell unconscious from the effects of hypoxia about 15 minutes after departing Orlando International Airport.
October 25 marks the 10th anniversary of an event that shocked the worlds of aviation and golf when one of the game’s greats–Payne Stewart–lost his life after the Learjet in which he was traveling suffered a loss of pressurization during a flight from Orlando to Dallas.
For the sixth time, Cessna Citation owners will be taking to the sky in support of the Special Olympics. The 2010 USA National Games, to be held July 18 to 24 on the University of Nebraska campus in Lincoln, is expected to attract 3,000 athletes from the 50 states. Also expected to attend are 1,000 coaches and official delegates, 15,000 athletes’ family members and friends, 8,000 volunteers and 20,000 spectators.
Next year’s football World Cup in South Africa will undoubtedly draw massive crowds of supporters from around the globe, along with a large influx of business aircraft. Peter Bouwer, former manager of Signature Flight Support in Cape Town, now based at London Luton Airport, is confident that his company will be able to cope with the traffic in Cape Town, where a total of eight games will take place.
After months of attempting to stave off layoffs by reducing employee hours and implementing wage cuts, Duncan Aviation has been forced to lay off employees for the first time in the company’s 53-year history. The reduction affects 304 positions– 170 at the Lincoln, Neb. facility; 122 at Battle Creek and Kalamazoo, Mich.; and 12 in the company’s network of smaller satellite avionics and engine locations throughout the U.S.
Cessna has delivered the first of two Citation Mustangs to Lebanese charter company Open Sky Aviation. Open Sky Aviation will operate from Beirut’s Rafic Hariri International Airport and will serve destinations including Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.