Nigel Moll says:
Aviation International News » April 2010
ExecuJet Aviation again hosted arriving traffic for this year’s World Economic Forum annual meeting January 27 to 31 in Davos, Switzerland, handling more
than 300 aircraft movements during the three-day event. Arriving aircraft were
able to park at military-owned Dübendorf Airport, 5 nm north of Zurich. During
FBO chain Tac Air has added Flight-Aware’s FBO ToolBox at its 13 FBOs in the U.S. The ToolBox enables FBOs to enhance FlightAware aircraft tracking information with fuel uplift calculations and historical visitor counters, according to FlightAware, to aid an FBO’s marketing efforts. The ToolBox also employs Amstat’s aircraft ownership/operator data, which provides FBOs with up-to-date contact information.
A manager’s amendment to the Senate’s FAA reauthorization bill includes a provision introduced by Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) that calls on the agency to require that all airline copilots accumulate no fewer than 800 hours of flight time and experience flying under a variety of specific conditions, including adverse weather such as icing, before they transport passengers in revenue service.
Charter/management firm FlightWorks has opened a new sales office at Dekalb-Peachtree Airport in Atlanta, at the Signature Flight Support FBO. The new office joins recent expansions in Boise, Idaho, and Salt Lake City. FlightWorks, headquartered in Kennesaw, Ga., now has nearly 50 aircraft in its fleet.
The FAA has posted new information for airport workers on how to respond to the scene of an accident involving rocket-propelled ballistic parachute-equipped airplanes such as the BRS system in Cirrus airplanes and other aircraft with parachute retrofits. CertAlert 04-13 was originally issued in 2004, but the FAA has added a first-responder video to the CertAlert Web page (see the 04-13 entry at ww.faa.gov/airports/airport_safety/certalerts/).
Stuck at an airport without a car? Airport Cars Club can help. The online reservation service allows a network of pilots who keep low-value cars at their airports to use each other’s airport cars without charge. The only costs are the $50 annual membership fee to Airport Cars Club and the requirement to own an airport car (maximum value $5,000).
Ambassador Jet Center, based at Dallas Executive Airport (formerly
Bombardier secured a long-anticipated North American launch customer for its new C Series airliners in late February, when Indianapolis-based Republic Airways placed a firm order for 40 CS300s. The purchase contract, which also includes options for another 40 CS300s, calls for deliveries to start in the second quarter of 2015. Republic has chosen a single-class, 138-passenger cabin configuration, featuring 25 so-called stretch seats.
Center, about 30 miles north of Palm Beach, Fla., operates from a 53-acre facility with more than 15 acres of ramp space and 250,000 sq ft of hangar space. The FBO offers a dedicated pilot’s lobby, snooze room, lounge with massage chair, wireless Internet access, auto valet and courtesy limo service.