Aviation International News » April 2008

April 2, 2008 - 9:04am

ExecuJet Aviation Group bought a 30,000-sq-ft hangar at Singapore’s Seletar Airport and is offering maintenance and hangar storage at the facility, its first business jet base in Asia. ExecuJet is managing or servicing five jets based at Seletar, two Gulfstream IVs and two GVs and a Bombardier Challenger 604.

April 2, 2008 - 9:00am

Blue City Aviation has been appointed to handle all FBO operations at Coventry Airport, in recognition of growing business aviation traffic at the UK airport. Blue City facilities include a private lounge, wireless Internet access, satellite tv and Blue City Engineering, which offers line and heavy maintenance services for turboprops and jets as well as secure, heated hangar space. FBO services are available 24/7.

April 2, 2008 - 7:09am

The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena (Calif.) airport authority met on March 17 to deliver a presentation on its application for a mandatory nighttime curfew at Bob Hope Airport, which would extend from 10 p.m. to 6:59 a.m., according to NBAA. After the presentation, an airport authority subcommittee will likely recommend that the airport commissioners adopt the curfew, said the association.

April 2, 2008 - 7:02am

Ac-U-Kwik has published the guide for flight plan application and approval for China Olympic Games flights from July 1 through September 30 at http://acukwikalert.com/ industry-news/china-olympics.

April 2, 2008 - 7:00am

Contract fuel and flight planning/handling company Colt International has signed up to use Megadata’s Passur flight tracking and software services suite. Colt said it will use Passur to provide “more targeted, customized fuel programs” and “more detailed, precise and timely operational support” for its flight operations customers.

April 2, 2008 - 6:57am

Encore FBO and its financial backers, GTCR Golder Rauner and Platform Partners, finalized the purchase of Landmark Aviation’s Airport Services Division from Dubai Aerospace Enterprise on March 3. The purchase adds 33 FBOs to Encore’s eight, bringing the new chain to 41 facilities, all now branded under the Landmark Aviation name.

April 2, 2008 - 6:56am

Signature Flight Support owner BBA Aviation announced that it is buying seven FBOs from Hawker Beechcraft, including a facility at busy and highly competitive Van Nuys Airport. The deal is valued at $128.5 million. BBA is buying HBC’s line and fuel operations in Atlanta; Houston and San Antonio; Indianapolis; Tampa, Fla.; Van Nuys, Calif.; and Wichita, but HBC is retaining its maintenance operations at those facilities.

April 2, 2008 - 6:54am

Early last month Atlantic Aviation bought three FBOs from SevenBar Enterprises, in Albuquerque and Farmington, N.M., and Hailey, Idaho. The purchase brings Atlantic’s total to 68 FBOs, which includes non-Atlantic-branded facilities in Alaska.

April 2, 2008 - 6:51am

Pilots seeking an alternative to busy and expensive Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Texas might want to try Bird’s Nest Airport, 12 miles northeast of downtown Austin, which was purchased last October by Ron Henriksen, owner of the privately developed Houston Executive Airport. Since buying Bird’s Nest, Henriksen has repaved the 2,750-foot runway and made other improvements.

April 2, 2008 - 6:49am

Arcadia Aviation, which is developing corporate aviation hangar facilities at Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport (MRB) in Martinsburg, W.Va., has acquired the assets of Woodstock Aircraft Services at the Sullivan County International Airport (MSV) in Monticello, N.Y.