Aviation International News » January 2012

January 6, 2012 - 4:10am

After more than 30 years as Turnberry Aviation, the corporate flight department for the Turnberry Hotel Group, the company has expanded into an FBO at Miami’s Opa-locka Executive Airport (OPF). The FBO acquired its own fuel-service capabilities and is now known as Fontainebleau Aviation.

January 6, 2012 - 3:55am

Atlantic Aviation recently completed the renovations at its McCarran International Airport FBO in Las Vegas, one of the chain’s busiest locations.

The improved facility’s features include six separate designated seating areas, an Internet café in the pilots’ lounge, private data rooms for passengers, conference rooms with audiovisual capabilities, customer coffee bar, on-site bistro and Wi-Fi access throughout the facility.

January 6, 2012 - 3:40am

International aviation services provider ExecuJet Aviation Group is adding another two FBOs to its global network.

Last month the company partnered with Shell Aviation for the opening of a new FBO at Frankfurt Main International Airport. The location marks ExecuJet’s 10th location in Europe and Shell’s entrance onto the GA ramp at Frankfurt.

January 6, 2012 - 3:20am

The City of Pompano Beach is extending the main runway at Pompano Beach Airpark by 500 feet. Upon completion early this year, Runway 15-33 at the Fort Lauderdale area airport will be 4,918 feet long, allowing for easier takeoffs and landings and affording an increased level of safety.

The present expansion is somewhat ironic. The city–in an attempt to emphasize the former military training base’s GA-only usage–shortened 15-33 from its original length of 5,000 feet to its current length of 4,420 feet in 1971.

January 6, 2012 - 3:10am

Paragon Aviation Group, a network of independently owned service providers, has added to its footprint with the addition of the Business Jet Center locations at Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Dallas Love Field. The two FBOs were members of ExxonMobil’s Avitat chain, until the fuel provider disbanded the U.S.-based program last year.

January 6, 2012 - 1:20am

When it comes to toilet seats, “up” or “down” is usually the subject of discussion. EcoDomo has yet another choice: luxury in the form of leather coverings.

January 6, 2012 - 12:40am

Addison, Texas-based King Aerospace Commercial Corporation (KACC), has developed a broader business strategy after taking a close look at today’s market and changes to the industry in recent years.

January 5, 2012 - 6:00am
Saudi Arabia’s Alsalam Aircraft showcased its large-cabin completion

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia-based Alsalam Aircraft was at the Dubai Air Show in November featuring a growing capacity for high-end cabin completion work on larger business jets, from the Airbus ACJ series through the Boeing 747 series.

The company has already done a number of interiors for Saudi Royal Flight, and in December announced a partnership with MAZ Aviation, also of Riyadh, for new-aircraft design work.

January 5, 2012 - 5:55am

Charlotte, N.C.-based Goodrich offers an extensive palette of wood and wood veneers along with laser-cutting technology to reduce the amount of waste and ensure precision work. In addition to veneers, the palette includes wood stock appropriate for matching trim as square edge stock or in boule form.

The company’s craftsmen also provide detailed multi-species wood marquetry designs to create custom designs, such as corporate logos.

January 5, 2012 - 5:15am

Completion and refurbishment specialist Pats Aircraft Systems, has executed the final steps in a restructuring agreement with its lenders that formally establishes the Georgetown, Del.-based center as “a fully capitalized, stand-alone company with a significantly reduced debt structure.”