Aviation International News » February 2006

September 26, 2006 - 7:04am

Sun Air Jets at Camarillo Municipal Airport (CMA), Calif., recently completed the final phase of a $10-million hangar-expansion program, which has added more than 52,000 sq ft of hangar and office space. With the addition of the two new 26,000-sq-ft hangars, the Southern California FBO now has more than 77,000 sq ft of aircraft storage space under roof. The complex also includes more than 9,000 sq ft of office space.

September 26, 2006 - 7:00am

Fuel on Demand (www.fuelondemand. com), which debuted in November at the NBAA Convention, is a national program offering jet-A at “cost plus 25 cents per gallon” pricing, with no minimum or maximum purchase. The program is designed to provide participants lower and more predictable fuel prices compared with volume-based programs.

September 26, 2006 - 6:50am

New Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules addressing fuel spill prevention in the form of proposed amendments to the EPA’s Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) program are lauded as a step in the right direction for the aviation industry, according to the National Air Transportation Association (NATA). Still, the FBO trade group contends the agency’s proposal contains a number of unanswered questions.

September 26, 2006 - 6:47am

It you’re flying to Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS), a word to the wise–call ahead.

September 26, 2006 - 6:12am

Nearly every general media report about aviation mentions the accident rate. Everyone–CEOs of airlines, repair stations, the government–takes credit for how low it is.

So what does this mean to pilots, mechanics, dispatchers, flight attendants and line supervisors? It means that we all can be proud of what we have accomplished. Beyond that, we need to be careful as we could easily lose the ground we have gained.

September 26, 2006 - 6:08am

Butler National subsidiary Avcon Industries has completed its first installation of its reduced vertical separation minimums (RVSM) solution for Learjet 35 and 36 airplanes. The Avcon Learjet 35/36 RVSM solution will allow airplanes to operate with reduced vertical spacing at altitudes of 29,000 feet through 41,000 feet. Avcon has received RVSM orders for delivery in the first quarter of this year.

September 26, 2006 - 6:07am

Jet Aviation Chicago has teamed with Duncan Aviation and Atlantic Aviation to expand maintenance services at Chicago Midway Airport. The company is operating out of Atlantic Aviation’s Midway facility from 7 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Services offered include line maintenance, light inspections, installations and AOG service. Staff is on-call 24 hours a day to handle unscheduled maintenance and AOG needs.

September 26, 2006 - 6:06am

Avionics component supplier OuterLink  has announced the appointment of Kitchener Aero, at Waterloo Regional Airport in Breslau, Ontario, as an authorized OuterLink repair center. Kitchener, a repair center for many major avionics manufacturers, will allow OuterLink customers to avoid complicated cross-border issues.

September 26, 2006 - 6:04am

Boeing Business Jets has selected Jet Aviation Singapore as a BBJ-authorized service center. The company becomes the first BBJ-authorized service center in the Asia-Pacific region, providing maintenance, repair and overhaul services as well as warranty work to BBJ owners.

September 26, 2006 - 6:02am

It started out as a small, Griffin, Ga.-based repair station specializing in fiberglass aircraft such as the Cirrus but quickly expanded into carbon fiber and Kevlar. Atlanta Aerospace Composites continues to expand rapidly, adding comprehensive sheet metal repairs to its list of services.