Arizona

May 21, 2008 - 11:10am

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.

April 2, 2008 - 6:40am

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.

January 21, 2008 - 6:24am

It has been said that “if you want something done, give it to a busy person.” This seems appropriate in the case of Jerry Moyes, president and CEO of Phoenix-based Swift Transportation, the world’s largest truckload carrier, with 16,000 trucks and 50,000 trailers covering 34 million miles a week. When the company went public in 1990 it had gross revenues of $120 million.

January 21, 2008 - 6:24am

It has been said that “if you want something done, give it to a busy person.” This seems appropriate in the case of Jerry Moyes, president and CEO of Phoenix-based Swift Transportation, the world’s largest truckload carrier, with 16,000 trucks and 50,000 trailers covering 34 million miles a week. When the company went public in 1990 it had gross revenues of $120 million.

December 19, 2007 - 11:25am

According to its founder, start-up completion and refurbishment center DunnAir Business Jet Completion Center will open its doors in February. Dale Dunn said the company had reached an agreement with both Bombardier and the Tucson Airport Authority for sublease of the facilities at Tucson International Airport.

October 3, 2007 - 10:54am
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The newly completed Swift Aviation Services (SAS) FBO at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is up and running and welcoming large business jets beneath the massive canopy that covers 0.7 of an acre of ramp space near the west end of Runway 7R-25L.

August 1, 2007 - 10:11am

Premier Air president Ash Vij and vice president Rita Vij are building a new Million Air FBO franchise at Tucson International Airport. The FBO will be the first Million Air facility in Arizona. Million Air Tucson will cost about $5 million to build and will include a two-story 20,000-sq-ft terminal and 20,000-sq-ft hangar, as well as a theater room and the traditional Million Air refreshment bar.

June 5, 2007 - 5:49am

The budding Encore FBO chain added two FBOs, with the May acquisition of Sun Western Flyers at Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport in Bullhead City, Nev., and this month’s opening of a new FBO at Cote d’Azur in Nice, France. This brings Encore’s total to six FBOs–three in the U.S. and three in Europe. At the Nice FBO, Encore is using the Encore Euralair brand name, as it does for its FBO at Le Bourget Airport in Paris.

March 28, 2007 - 7:54am

Trajen Flight Support at Tucson International Airport (TUS), Ariz., became an Air BP dealer last October, and this month it plans to complete a major expansion project. The new terminal/hangar complex will add a total of some 12,000 sq ft to the FBO.

February 2, 2007 - 4:06am

When founder Dale Dunn announced the formation of DunnAir Business Jet Completion Center in Tucson, Ariz., in 2004, the expectation was that it would employ as many as 600 workers, many from a pool of skilled labor Bombardier left behind when it moved out of its leased hangar at Tucson International Airport. DunnAir officially opened for business in February 2005, but now the hangar again sits empty, the phones disconnected.

 
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