Airports, Heliports and FBOs » Airports

New developments at airports including regulations and noise issues; legal disputes; openings, acquisitions and mergers.

August 14, 2013 - 9:00am

Late yesterday, Brazil’s civil aviation minister was expected to finally sign an authorization for the development of the Catarina Executive Airport in São Roque (see page 12). Meanwhile, also in the São Paulo area, plans to develop the city’s first privately owned business aviation airport appear to have hit a roadblock with local authorities recently refusing a construction permit for Aerodromo Privado Rodoanel (Beltway Private Airport) on the grounds that the project is not part of the city’s master development plan and because of concerns about a nearby reservoir.

August 10, 2013 - 2:00pm
São Paulo’s Helicidade Heliporto

Helicidade Heliporto (HeliCity Heliport) is making its fourth consecutive LABACE appearance (Stand 2019), with a larger exhibit totaling 25 sq m, which is aimed at promoting the heliport’s reputation as “one of the greatest heliports in Latin America.” Certainly it is one of the most luxurious, thanks in part to a series of recent modernization projects to ensure greater guest comfort.

August 9, 2013 - 9:15am

Quando a presidente brasileira Dilma Rousseff assinou um decreto no último mês de dezembro permitindo a construção e operação privadas de aeroportos, abriu caminho para grandes mudanças nas operações de infra-estrutura aeroportuária no país, com o estado de São Paulo como base de lançamento.

August 9, 2013 - 9:10am
Moreira Franco and Marcelo Guaranys

O primeiro aeroporto privado para a aviação executiva no Brasil recebeu aprovação governamental quando o ministro da aviação civil Moreira Franco assinou a autorização em 25 de julho em cerimônias em São Paulo.

A aprovação chegou pouco mais de seis meses após a presidente brasileira Dilma Rousseff assinar um decreto permitindo a construção e operação privada de aeroportos, um decreto que também libera a cobrança de taxas para operações de pouso e decolagem. Anteriormente, aeroportos privados só poderiam cobrar aluguel de manutenção e espaço de hangar.

August 9, 2013 - 9:05am
Artist rendering of Catarina Aeroporto Executivo.

When Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff signed a decree in December last year permitting the private construction and operation of airports, it opened the way to major changes in the country’s airport infrastructure and operations, with São Paulo state as a primary launching pad.

August 9, 2013 - 9:00am
Moreira Franco and Geraldo Alckmin

Brazil’s first private business aviation airport received government approval when civil aviation minister Moreira Franco signed the authorization July 25 at ceremonies in São Paulo. The approval came a little more than six months after Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff signed a decree permitting the private construction and operation of airports.

August 8, 2013 - 3:33pm

Sonoma Jet Center at Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa, Calif., has joined Signature Flight Support’s affiliate FBO program, Signature Select. As such, Sonoma Jet Center will offer the benefits of the Signature Flight Support network, including Signature Status and Signature TailWins customer rewards programs. Sonoma Jet Center boasts an “elegant” passenger terminal and a newly constructed 22,000-sq-ft hangar built to house G650-size aircraft, as well as a smaller 12,000-sq-ft hangar.

August 8, 2013 - 3:25pm

B. Coleman Aviation is building an FBO at Chicago-Gary International Airport, the company announced today. The facility will feature more than 25,000 sq ft of general aviation terminal and hangar area, in addition to a 12,500-sq-ft airside canopy large enough for Gulfstream and Bombardier ultra-long-range jets. Completion of the FBO complex is slated for the second quarter next year, though B. Coleman Aviation is now providing fuel sales and FBO services from a temporary facility at the field.

August 7, 2013 - 10:22am

A large fire caused “serious disruption” to operations and temporarily closed Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi on Wednesday. Authorities partially reopened the airport to cargo and domestic flights from the cargo terminal by mid-day Kenya time; international flights remained suspended.

August 6, 2013 - 2:50pm

Boston Executive Helicopters has broken ground on an FBO at Norwood (Mass.) Memorial Airport. The intended 15,000-sq-ft-hangar/terminal complex was originally scheduled to open this summer, but the company now expects services can begin by year-end. Construction was set back by delays in approvals for the company’s fuel farm installation plan, as well as other issues. Late last month, airport authorities issued a final approval for the continuation of hangar construction and installation of the fuel farm after Boston Executive Helicopters agreed to submit more documents.