The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) has launched an airports, handling and ground operations committee (AHGOC). It will focus on business aviation issues related to airports, such as fair access, safety and standards, environmentally friendly operations and fair competition. There are two working groups in the AHGOC, one for airports and one for handling.
Aviation International News » February 2010
Global Aviation of Hillsboro, Ore., has enhanced its online fuel-shopping software by adding a customized Dega Tech/FuelerLinx platform. The new features help Global Aviation users realize improved in-depth notation and reporting. Global Aviation is offering new clients a free 60-day trial, and existing customers who supply successful referrals will receive a free month of membership (valued at $350 to $1,000, depending on fleet size).
Atlantic Aviation has jumped on the iPhone bandwagon and now offers a free iPhone application allowing customers to access information about the Atlantic FBO chain, including fuel prices, frequencies, maps and press-to-call telephone dialing. “A growing percentage of our customers are using iPhones,” said Atlantic v-p of sales and marketing Sue Sommers. “We are pleased to be the first FBO chain to offer this technological convenience.”
Houston Hobby Airport’s March 20 Wings & Wheels Open House is hosting Cessna Day and an AOPA-sponsored Let’s Go Flying! event. Local airplane and helicopter flight schools will highlight their pilot training programs at the event, to be held at the 1940 Air Terminal Museum. Admission is free for fly-in visitors. “Cessna Day has always been one of our most popular events,” said P.J.
GlobalAir.com’s Airport Resource Center now allows users to view and add rankings for FBOs using a five-star scale. Users cannot comment on FBOs, and only FBOs that are part of GlobalAir.com’s resource center are included in the ratings system. GlobalAir.com will honor the five FBOs with the best scores at this year’s NBAA Convention in October.
Midwest Executive Aviation is expanding with a new FBO and business aviation center at Durham Tees Valley Airport in the UK. Plans call for a 2,750-sq-ft FBO terminal featuring a crew lounge, crew rest area, briefing facility, meeting rooms and offices for both FBO personnel and for other operators to locate aviation-related businesses.
The comment period for the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed de-ice effluent limitations guidelines has been extended to February 26, thanks to efforts by the National Air Transportation Association, Airports Council International-North America, American Association of Airport Executives and the Regional Airline Association.
Banyan Air Service is hosting Bahamas Day on February 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., to help pilots and charter customers learn about trips to the Bahamas. During the day, Banyan’s Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport FBO, transformed to look and feel like a Bahamas resort, will offer three seminars: “eAPIS” by U.S.
The court overseeing the attempt by the City of Santa Monica, Calif., to ban Category C and D jets from Santa Monica Airport has set a schedule for briefings by interested parties. The city appealed the FAA’s decision that the ban isn’t legal with the U.S Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Million Air Moses Lake and Scottsdale AirCenter have joined the Avfuel network. Moses Lake, located at Washington state’s Grant County International Airport, is part of the Freeman Holdings network of Million Air bases.