The UK’s Coventry Airport closed suddenly on Tuesday and at press time appeared unlikely to reopen. The airport’s private owners closed the facility after Britain’s Customs and Revenue department went to the high court seeking an order to liquidate the airport company–a move that normally results from non-payment of taxes.
AINalerts » December 10, 2009
Tag Aviation has appealed a local government ruling last month that blocked its application to increase annual movements at the London-area Farnborough Airport from 28,000 to 50,000. The central government’s Department for Communities and Local Government received the appeal on Monday and this will likely order a public inquiry to begin next year.
Jet Aviation this week laid off 94 full-time employees at its completions and maintenance facility in Basel, Switzerland. The employees were allowed to leave work immediately yesterday but will be paid for another two or three months, depending on the terms of their contracts.
The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF), an affiliate of the National Air Transportation Association, yesterday announced that three more aircraft charter operators passed its “industry audit standard” and achieved “registered” status. Executive Fliteways of Ronkonkoma, N.Y.; Million Air Dallas of Addison, Texas; and Sun Air Jets of Camarillo, Calif., all made this milestone this week.
Cessna Aircraft yesterday said it is closing its three component-production plants in Columbus, Ga., over the next six to 24 months and will move the work to its facilities in Independence, Kan., and Chihuahua, Mexico. In tandem, the aircraft manufacturer announced it will “accelerate” plans to move some subassembly work from its Wichita facilities to Mexico.