The de-icing contractor at California’s Truckee-Tahoe Airport (TRK) recently quit providing services, and the airport reports that it is unlikely any de-icing will be available in the foreseeable future. An airport spokesman said icing is, indeed, an important safety consideration during the winter months and encourages operators to closely evaluate the weather.
Aviation International News » January 2006
FalconTrust Air/Avitat in Miami hosted a special gathering of Nascar teams and fans last month. With its regular customers including auto racing icons such as Richard Petty and Bobby Labonte, the new FBO at Tamiami Airport has quickly acquired a reputation for luxury and high levels of service. According to a spokeswoman, one regular visitor refers to FalconTrust Air as “the Taj Mahal of private aviation.”
Spill prevention, control and containment (SPCC) rules for fuel trucks and fuel farms will be eased significantly under two proposals published last month by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The first proposal extends the compliance date from Aug. 18, 2006, to Oct. 31, 2007, for FBOs and other fueling providers to implement SPCC plans. However, the date for submitting those plans to the EPA remains February 16 next year.
December is the month that aviation honors the Wright brothers for their contributions to aviation, and we certainly all owe them for what they accomplished. However, there was another person at Kitty Hawk who made a great contribution toward powered flight. Lest he be forgotten, I thought a little history would help inform those who might not be aware of Charles Taylor and his many accomplishments.
AB139, A109 Power and A109 LOH operators in the Far East now have a new maintenance option. AgustaWestland has appointed DRB-Hicom subsidiary Deftech an authorized service center for the region.
The cost of operating an Embraer Legacy 600 has gone down as a result of the Brazilian airworthiness authority’s approval of a revision to the aircraft’s maintenance planning guide (MPG).
Bombardier Aerospace has named Montreal’s Innotech Aviation, a division of IMP Group, a preferred completion center for the Global XRS and Global 5000.
In 1980 Innotech was the first company Bombardier named an authorized service facility for the Challenger. The company is also an authorized service facility and modification center for the Global Express.
Christian Klein, legislative counsel for the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA), recently testified before the aviation subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Klein reassured the subcommittee that contract maintenance is not a new phenomenon.
“Contract maintenance has played an important role in the aviation industry for decades,” Klein said.
Avtrak also announced that NetJets has signed a five-year agreement for GlobalNet for the tracking and management of NetJets’ growing worldwide fleet of fractionally owned aircraft. “Finding the right solution that will support our current and future fleet has been a major undertaking here at NetJets,” said Jerry Schlesinger, NetJets Aviation executive vice president.