According to ExcelAire, the Ronkonkoma, N.Y.-based charter company whose Embraer Legacy 600 was involved in the midair collision with a 737 over Brazil on September 29, a court in Brazil has issued a preliminary order, the purpose of which is to “render inalienable” any assets of ExcelAire that may be located in Brazil. “The practical effect of the order is limited to preventing the sale of the damaged Legacy jet,” according to the company.
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Million Air Albany has completed phase one of its renovation program at the facility. The upgrades cost $175,000 and include a new theater room, complimentary snack/beverage bar and snooze room plus remodeling of the flight-planning room, pilots’ lounge, conference room and lobby with new furniture, granite counter tops, carpeting and artwork. The second phase, mostly ramp renovations, should be completed this month.
Atlantic Aviation is growing in Pennsylvania with a new 29,400-sq-ft hangar at its Pittsburgh International Airport FBO, and an additional 7,000 sq ft of flexible office and shop space. Due for completion in July, the facility’s new office space will be used for TSA security screening and handling of sports team charter passengers.
Bombardier marked three decades of service and maintenance support in Tucson by signing a 22-year lease agreement with the Tucson Airport Authority, ensuring continued service at its Tucson Service Center until 2028.
Phoenix Fuel, LLC (Booth No. 1626) said it is on course to sell 500 million gallons of jet-A this year, and has added offices in Bogota, Colombia; Dubai, UAE; and Johannesburg, South Africa, to its world network headquartered in Sheridan, Wyo.
The company also selected SolArc RightAngle software to help streamline management of its fuel supply and marketing operations.
Williams International (Booth No. 5346) is expanding its on-the-wing hot section inspections (check 3) program on installed FJ44-1A engines to other FJ44 engine models.
Stevens Aviation has been selected by Sino Swearingen Aircraft Corp. as its North American authorized interior completion facility for the SJ30-2. Stevens’ Greenville, S.C. plant did the completion work on the SJ30-2 on static display here in Orlando. “When we stepped off the airplane in Greenville, I could immediately tell our jet was in good hands,” said Bob Kromer, Sino Swearingen vice president of marketing and sales.
Former Flight Options pilot Franklin Rodriguez last month was sentenced to 17.5 years in prison after pleading guilty last May to smuggling into the U.S. some 200,000 Ecstasy pills while flying a C-5 Galaxy mission from Germany to Stewart Airport in Newburgh, N.Y., for the Air National Guard.
All six General Dynamics Service Centers have joined General Electric’s CF34 service center network. General Dynamics service facilities are located in Las Vegas; Minneapolis; Dallas; Appleton, Wis.; Westfield, Mass.; and West Palm Beach, Fla. The CF34 powers Challengers.
Five FBOs and a New York City heliport have joined the Atlantic Aviation chain en masse, bringing the network to a total of 18 locations. The new FBO locations include Burlington, Vt.; Gulfport, Miss.; Louisville, Ky.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; and Wilmington, Del. The deal also includes the East 34th Street Heliport in New York City.