Two freak Dallas-area winter storms–one ice, the other snow–in the days leading up to the Super Bowl were bad news for air travelers trying to get to the big game. On Thursday night, a system dumped four inches of snow in an area ill equipped to handle the white stuff, causing both Dallas Love Field and Dallas/Fort Worth Airports to shut down completely on Friday morning.
BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul Group has positioned three mobile response vehicles to the Dallas/Fort Worth area to support visitors to the Super Bowl, company president Hugh McElroy told AIN. There are more than a dozen business aviation airports within a 60-minute drive of the Super Bowl site.
The Steelers and Packers aren’t the only teams who have spent months preparing for Super Bowl XLV in Dallas on February 6. The FAA, along with Dallas-area airports and FBOs, have also invested countless hours and millions of dollars getting runways and facilities ready for the more than 4,000 fans expected to arrive by private aircraft.
MRO operator West Star Aviation has added a mobile support team (MST) at its facility on Dallas Love Field. According to Sam Haycraft, executive v-p of operations, all of the maintenance personnel at that facility are available to be deployed depending upon the type of aircraft. “We have a dedicated van that the team uses to transport the necessary parts for an assignment.
Million Air Dallas held a groundbreaking ceremony on October 25 for an expansion of its Addison Airport FBO complex. Plans call for a new hangar, FBO terminal and ramp to open in next year’s second quarter. The new 40,000-sq-ft hangar will accommodate Gulfstream’s new G650. The $4 million addition was necessary because Million Air Dallas’s charter fleet, which now numbers 20 aircraft, is growing.
Dallas/Fort Worth-based Cutter Aviation will consolidate all of its metro-area operations at its North Dallas location in McKinney, Texas, at Collin County Regional Airport. The consolidation will move all aircraft maintenance and technical services operations from their current location at Dallas Executive Airport to the new facility in McKinney later this summer.
The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex has been host to an expanding Cutter Aviation since 2002. As a result, the company has finalized plans to consolidate all of its metro-area operations at Cutter Aviation’s North Dallas location in McKinney, Texas on Collin County Regional Airport.
Cutter Aviation last month finalized a plan to consolidate its Dallas-area operations at its growing North Dallas location at Collin County Regional Airport in McKinney, Texas.
The NTSB is investigating the April 28 incident at Houston Hobby in which a Bell 407 operated by Helicopters, Inc. and a Southwest Airlines 737 nearly collided. Both aircraft were departing in day VFR.
M.C. Schefft, flight dispatcher and travel coordinator for Peabody Energy of St. Louis, won a two-day trip for two to the Tanglewood Resort at Lake Texoma, Texas, at the S&D conference. The prize includes two nights at the resort and breakfast for two people, a one-day golf pass and a one-day charter fishing trip. Texoma Jet, an FBO and aircraft maintenance facility in Denison, Texas, awarded the prize.