Landmark Aviation hosted an open house this week to showcase its newly remodeled FBO at Roanoke (Va.) Regional Airport. The nearly $1 million project included a terminal remodel with an updated executive conference room and bistro area, as well as hangar updates. Terminal renovations included new paint, carpet, tile, furniture and fixtures.
Outsiders may think that the U.S. Congress is the least-loved political body in Washington, D.C. But the overseeing board of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) doesn’t inspire great affection either.
A Saab 340 operated by Silver Airways as a United Express flight landed on the 3,200-foot by 75-foot runway at Fairmont Municipal Airport-Frankman Field in West Virginia on August 7. Its intended destination was nearby West Virginia Central Airport, serving Bridgeport, W.Va. Cabs took all the passengers to Bridgeport. Silver Airways took over the service from Colgan Air on August 1.
A Fairfax, Va. city judge yesterday threw out the drunk driving charge against former FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt, after the judge had viewed a video of the traffic stop. Babbitt resigned his post at the FAA last December 6, three days after the incident.
Raymond Deskins III, a former air traffic controller at the Washington ARTCC in Leesburg, Va., was convicted this week of fraudulently obtaining some $700,000 in disability benefits. He received the disability benefits from 2005 to 2008 while he was working as a construction foreman for a Northern Virginia company, even though he repeatedly told the Department of Labor that he wasn’t engaging in any work activities. He will be sentenced in May.
FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt has resigned from the FAA in the wake of his arrest Saturday night in a northern Virginia suburb on a charge of driving while intoxicated (DWI).
The chief pilot of Colgan Air had expressed reservations about the qualifications of the captain of the Bombardier Q400 that crashed on approach to Buffalo, N.Y., less than six months prior to the Feb. 12, 2009 accident, according to internal e-mail records released by the law firm representing seven families of the victims.
Pentagon 2000 software users can now get easy, real-time access to Aviall’s (Booth No. 4516) two million catalog items. A new paperless system provides Pentagon users with a direct link to Aviall’s parts network, prices, availability and delivery and also streamlines processes for ordering parts and maintaining and repairing aircraft.
ProJet Aviation, which already operates FBOs at Manassas (Va.) Regional and Winchester (Va.) Regional airports in the metropolitan Washington area, officially opened its third facility early last month with a ribbon-cutting at Leesburg Executive Airport, 10 nm northwest of Dulles.
The Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) has set March 4 to 6 as the dates for its 2010 annual repair symposium. The location will be the Ritz Carlton, Pentagon City, Arlington, Va. A highlight of this year’s program is the presentation of the Congressman of the Year Award.