Airports, Heliports and FBOs » Fuel

June 2, 2009 - 11:37am

The aerospace industry needs to make a concerted effort to attract young people to aviation careers, according to presenters at this year’s New Jersey State Aviation Conference, the theme of which was “Challenges in Aviation Education.”
The need to attract new talent becomes increasingly important as industry professionals age. “The whole aviation industry

June 2, 2009 - 7:03am

Honeywell Aerospace is gearing up for biofuel tests on its APUs and engines this summer in a bid to stay ahead of the alternative fuel push. The company plans to run a business jet engine and an airliner APU fueled by a mix of jatropha and algae oils from sister company UOP, which has blended various fuels for more than 100 years.

May 13, 2009 - 10:10am

You can’t accuse Craig Sincock, president and CEO of Avfuel, of being a pessimist. Asked about the current state of business for Avfuel, he said, “Eighty percent of our business is still happening.”

May 13, 2009 - 5:28am

Honeywell Aerospace is gearing up for biofuel tests on its APUs and engines this summer in a bid to stay ahead of the alternative fuel push. But this kind of testing isn’t entirely foreign at the company–over the past few years it has been running military aircraft APUs and engines on jet fuel made from coal and natural gas for the U.S. Air Force.

May 11, 2009 - 7:59am

FlightSafety International’s London/Farnborough training center recently received JAA level-D qualification from the UK Civil Aviation Authority within in an eight-week period for three new business jet simulators: a Hawker 750, a Cessna Citation Sovereign and a Gulfstream G550. According to the company (Booth No.

May 1, 2009 - 6:53am

AirQuest Aviation, based at Butler County Airport north of Pittsburgh, is
now an Avfuel dealer and offers customers Avtrip points for fuel purchases as well
as participation in Avfuel’s contract fuel card program. AirQuest opened in 2004 and is building a 20,000-sq-ft hangar, due to open shortly. A recently opened pilot lounge offers its own bathrooms, shower, television and snooze rooms. “We try to

April 24, 2009 - 8:46am
Fuel prices have fallen to the point where it could make sense for some airli...

Airbus COO for customers John Leahy often points to a coming wave of airplane retirements when questioned about airlines’ appetite for new equipment, even during a time of severely slumping traffic and mounting industry losses.

March 30, 2009 - 10:04am

Havasu Air Center near Arizona’s Lake Havasu has joined the Avfuel dealer network. The FBO is owned by brothers Dante and Darren Marinelli and features a 5,500-sq-ft terminal building, 100,000-sq-ft hangar and a new weather awning. The terminal building offers pilot snooze rooms and a private lounge plus a movie theater, complimentary coffee, ice and refreshments and concierge service.

March 30, 2009 - 6:18am

Williams International last month completed extended testing of a coal-based, alternative fuel in an FJ44-3 engine. Two thousand gallons of the synthetic fuel powered the turbofan for 118 cycles over 21 hours. According to Williams, the fuel, which was developed by a team at Penn State University with help from Intertek-PARC and Duquesne University, performed well.

February 27, 2009 - 9:29am

Phillips 66 Aviation added six new FBOs to its branded dealer network, bringing the total to more than 622 in the U.S. Among the new FBOs are Creve Coeur Airport near St. Louis; Beatrice Municipal Airport in Nebraska; Silverwing Flight Services at Sandpoint Airport, Idaho; and Andalusia Airport Authority in Alabama.

 
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