To address what it says is a “decrease in volume of avionics work and to align with the market,” Landmark Aviation is consolidating avionics installations and aircraft painting from its Los Angeles, Houston and Augusta, Ga. locations to the company’s Springfield, Ill. facility. Aircraft refurbishment also will be done at Springfield. The Los Angeles, Houston and Augusta facilities will now focus on airframe and engine MRO work.
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New developments at FBOs including regulations and noise issues; legal disputes; openings, acquisitions and mergers.
Partial results of the annual AIN FBO Survey appear in AIN's Aviation Industry Expo supplement being distributed this week in Las Vegas at the annual meetings for the National Air Transportation Association, Professional Aviation Maintenance Association and ground support equipment suppliers. The full FBO survey story will appear in the April issue of AIN.
Jet Aviation has dropped plans to build an FBO at Kuwait International Airport.
The Palm Springs market has a new full-service FBO at Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport. Tradition Aviation, started by a group of real estate developers who own
In its bid to secure lower fuel prices for the aircraft operators it represents, AML Global is not trying to cut out the middleman. Instead, the company is trying to make the middleman bend a bit more to give the client a better deal.
Swissport Executive Aviation (SEA) was set to open a dedicated business aircraft handling operation at Zurich International Airport on January 1. This is the 57th facility in the company’s business aviation handling network.
ExxonMobil Aviation is no longer providing fuel services on the Bravo ramp at Ireland’s Dublin Airport. After performing a risk assessment of the ramp’s lighting conditions, ExxonMobil determined that it would be safer to fuel general aviation aircraft on the airport’s main commercial ramp at night.
Monaco Air Duluth, the sole full-service FBO at Duluth International Airport, celebrated its one-year anniversary on November 2. “Customers have been pleased with our facilities and service, and our business is growing accordingly,” said FBO owner Don Monaco. Services include fuel and ground services for general aviation, airline and commercial traffic as well as hangar storage and maintenance.
Runway 14/32 opened in late November at Boston Logan International Airport. The new runway should reduce delays an average of 25 percent, but up to 90 percent when strong northwest winds are blowing. Runway 14/32 isn’t available all the time, but only when northwest or southeast winds are blowing at 10 knots or higher.
If pilots flying into Hawthorne Municipal Airport/Jack Northrop Field on the morning of November 22 wondered why the airport was closed for an hour-and-a-half, the notam announcing the closing didn’t provide much information except to cite “construction testing” and a “business event.” The business event turned out to be the first stop of a two-day Nike Golf “whistle-stop” tour, where famous golfers fly in to promote Nike’s new series of drive