If the provision is accepted by the House and the bill signed by the President, all aviation fuel will be taxed at the same rate as highway diesel fuel–24.4 cents per gallon. The purchaser would then have to submit a claim to the Internal Revenue Service to receive the difference between the 24.4 cents paid and the 21.8 cents per gallon actually owed.
Aviation International News » August 2005
The site allows users to search for information by five means: country name, country abbreviation, city name, airport name or airport code. Selecting from that menu automatically produces a page listing the airport name, code, city, country, runway length and elevation, latitude/longitude and GMT differential. The site currently has almost 10,000 airports in its database.
In an attempt to limit their insurable losses and reduce premiums, some FBOs continue to ask transient pilots to sign hold-harmless forms. Some go so far as to inform the pilot that they cannot perform the service unless pilots sign the form or that they must charge a higher price for services. Pilots and aircraft owners have protested the practice.
Arinc Direct Flight Support Services is a suite of Web-enabled capabilities, including flight planning, flight following, weather briefs, aircraft messaging and a 24/7 flight coordinator staff for customer assistance. “Using our assessment tools, Arinc is able to pinpoint and home in on issues pertinent to its specific service challenges,” said Service Elements president Bob Hobbi.
The object of the regulation is to set minimum insurance requirements for air carriers and aircraft operators regarding coverage for passengers, baggage, cargo and third parties. The rule applies to all operators flying into, out of, within or over the territory of a member state. The new insurance levels are tied directly to the mtow of the aircraft and a special drawing right (SDR).
It used to be Signature’s busiest location– by far. The FBO at Ronald Reagan Washington National has seen on its ramp everyone from presidents, ex-presidents and captains of industry to weekend pilots with their families visiting the nation’s capital.
Skyservice and Imperial Oil Aviation have expanded their relationship at the Calgary International Airport, with Skyservice now designated an Esso Avitat dealer on the field. Established in Montreal in 1986, Skyservice adds Calgary as its third facility. Pilots have rated Skyservice Avitat Toronto as one of the top 10 FBOs in North, Central and South America in the past five annual AIN FBO surveys.
Ocean Air Aviation, in North Bend, Ore., began operations last month at its newly built 4,000-sq-ft executive terminal.
The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol has agreed to extend the hours of customs operations at Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Executive Airport (FXE) from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. The trial period started June 27 and will be in effect for 120 days, at which time Customs will assess whether or not the extra hours of service should be permanent and whether additional staffing and more coverage will be needed.
Daytona Beach International Airport, Fla. FBO Lynch Corporate Services plans to build a business aviation “gated community” called World Jet Village, first at Daytona Beach and then at other locations. The project at Daytona is expected to include 94 medium to large hangars, 180 residences located within three high-rise towers and a conference center. The company said Tulsa, Okla.-based Navigance Technologies will provide the security.