After a number of years of seeking airport approval, Jackson Hole Aviation recently renovated its customer lobby and added several new features to the FBO. Company v-p and general manager Bryan Burns said, “We opened up the whole facility interior to provide our passengers and crews with a more spacious seating area. Customers can now enjoy a spectacular view of the Grand Tetons while waiting for their flights.”
Aviation International News » April 2005
Last month, the FAA approved a $500,000 grant for preliminary engineering work on installing safety barriers at the end of Teterboro (N.J.) Airport’s Runway 1, which ends 300 feet from a multilane commuter highway. The grant comes as a direct result of the February 2 accident in which a Challenger overran the runway following an aborted takeoff, crossed the highway (seriously injuring a motorist) and crashed into a warehouse.
The year 1930 might not have been the best time to launch an aviation-services business. The Great Depression had the American economy wallowing, and fortunes were still being lost. Still, 26-year-old Jim Galvin, a Coast Guard veteran and aviation enthusiast, was a born thrill-seeker. In the early 1920s, he and two Coast Guard buddies became the first to ride motorcycles across the U.S., a feat documented in national newspapers.
Wilson Air Center’s new Charlotte, N.C. location is now open for business and fully operational. With the top-rated FBO in each of the last five AIN FBO Surveys (see page 20), Wilson was chosen by the Charlotte Douglas International Airport to manage the existing facility on the field (CLT).
The Aruba Airport Authority has awarded Universal Weather & Aviation the concession to build and operate a new general aviation FBO at the Reina Beatrix Airport. The new terminal building will have direct access roads and customs and immigration facilities on-site.
Universal Weather & Aviation is to open a business aircraft handling operation at Beirut International Airport in Lebanon. The facility will be run as a joint venture with local company Cirrus Middle East and will eventually trade under the name Universal Aviation Beirut.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has essentially turned down a request that mobile fuelers be exempt from secondary containment requirements under the agency’s spill prevention, control and countermeasures (SPCC) plan. The Aviation Coalition, which includes the National Air Transportation Association, requested the exemption several months ago.
Ever feel like no matter what you do you just can’t win in the eyes of some
people? I’m not talking about the average aviation enthusiast. I’m talking about the editors and reporters of many of the nation’s news outlets. A number of aviation industry employees and organizations have worked hard to achieve an accident rate for Part 121 that is the lowest in history, but that is often unappreciated.
The old saw “If we don’t have it, you don’t need it” could conceivably have been first uttered by a Duncan Aviation employee. “Vast capacity” would be a fair assessment of what this giant in the MRO industry offers.
The Enstrom 480 series has an upgraded air conditioning unit that the FAA recently certified. “The condenser bypass makes this system more efficient than that of most of our competitors,” claimed Bayard duPont, director of product support for Enstrom Helicopter.