The Arizona DOT named Phoenix Mesa-Falcon Field Airport “Arizona Airport of the Year” at the 2010 Arizona Airports Association Spring Conference.
West Palm Beach, Fla.-based Greenjets said its shared-ride charter jet membership service has been growing quickly since it was launched in April last year. “Our business has been doubling or tripling every month,” company president Dean Rotchin told AIN. Greenjets allows customers to book seats and share charter jets, thereby reducing the cost and per-passenger carbon footprint for each flight.
The FAA approved increasing the mtow at Scottsdale Airport in Arizona
to 100,000 pounds, according to NBAA, which worked with the Arizona Business Aviation Association and the local community to secure the approval. The Scottsdale City Council raised the previous limit of 75,000 pounds to 100,000 pounds late last year.
You can choose between two distinct approaches to seeing the spectacular Grand Canyon on the Colorado River: wait until February, send in $25 for a public lottery assigning launch dates for the following year and then gamely tackle the river yourself–or you can sign on with one of more than a dozen commercial rafting outfitters licensed by the National Park Service to show you the river-running experience of your life.
NBAA on Friday praised the Arizona Business Aviation Association (AZBAA) and local city leaders in Scottsdale, Ariz., on the decision last week to raise the aircraft weight limit for Scottsdale Airport from 75,000 to 100,000 pounds. The move, which NBAA said will attract more business and economic activity to the community, follows more than a year of advocacy work by the AZBAA.
Dallas Airmotive, a BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO) company, has moved its Phoenix regional turbine center from Scottsdale Airpark to a new facility next to Deer Valley Airport. At 7,500 sq ft, the new facility is twice the size of the Deer Valley building.
Mesa, Ariz., will be the site of a new Hawker Beechcraft Services aircraft
maintenance and service facility.
A proposed stadium for the Arizona Cardinals NFL football team in Tempe, Ariz., would be a hazard to airplanes using Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, the FAA concluded last month. The FAA lacks the authority to stop construction, but its conclusion might prompt the state to consider other locations. The Cardinals is the only NFL team that uses a college stadium as a home field. The proposed site is 2 mi east of the airport.
Business aviation operations in Arizona stand to benefit from new legislation that returns certain aviation tax revenues to the state’s airport improvement programs. Arizona governor Jane Dee Hull signed SB1251 into law on May 2, authorizing the deposit of 100 percent of flight property tax revenues into the state aviation fund starting in fiscal year 2004.
Tucson has a strong aviation tradition. It built the nation’s first municipal airport in 1919. During World War II the 16,000-acre, then-municipal airport became Davis-Monthan AFB. After the war, a new civilian airport was established south of the city, the current site of Tucson International Airport.