BEECHJET 400, CLEVELAND, OHIO, MAY 8, 2002–Birds substantially damaged a Beechjet 400 operated by Georgia Jet while departing from the Burke Lakefront Airport (BKL). The ATP-certified pilots taxied out to depart Runway 6L. While taxiing, they saw a flock of birds sitting on the approach end of the runway. ATC cleared the Beechjet for takeoff and the crew taxied into position.
Aviation International News » July 2002
CESSNA CITATION 550, OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA., MAY 20, 2002–Substantial damage but little injury resulted from an aborted takeoff at the Wiley Post Airport in Bethany, Okla. The ATP and four passengers were uninjured, but one other passenger sustained minor injuries in the early-morning departure bound for Greeley, Colo.
CESSNA CITATION 560, LEAKEY, TEXAS, MAY 2, 2002–The first fractional jet to be destroyed yielded no injury to passengers or pilots. A NetJets Citation 560 overran the runway after landing on Runway 15 at the Real County Airport (49R) some 40 miles southwest of Kerrville. Safety Board investigators are looking into the circumstances surrounding the failed stop.
CESSNA 560 CITATION V, LAKE IN THE HILLS, ILL., APRIL 25, 2002–At 1536 CDT a Citation V, N560RP, sustained substantial damage during a hard landing. The aircraft, registered to RDD Leasing of Elgin, Ill., departed Chicago’s Lake in the Hills Airport (3CK) shortly before 10 a.m. and made two stops before returning home. The airport has a single 3,058-ft by 50-ft runway and the aircraft was landing to the east on Runway 08.
FAIRCHILD/SWEARINGEN SA-226-TC METROLINER, MONTREAL, QUEBEC, JUNE 18, 1998–Often layers of events come together to create catastrophes. Pilots may handle individual layers successfully, but combined those layers are often insurmountable. Nine passengers and two pilots died after the left wing of a Metroliner failed during an emergency landing at Mirabel/Montreal International Airport (CYMX).
Family-owned Marathon Flight Services recently completed a $1.6 million construction project at Kissimmee (Fla.) Gateway Airport (ISM). In business for 35 years, Marathon garnered a 45-percent market share at ISM last year and expects fuel sales of 850,000 gal by year-end.
The former Delta Air Lines terminal at Louisville (Ky.), International Airport is now home to a dedicated U.S. Customs office. Arriving international corporate flights can now taxi directly to customs rather than having passengers wait inside the aircraft while parked on the FBO ramp until customs officials arrive.
Sometime this month, homeowners surrounding the Boca Raton (Fla.) Airport (BCT) should be able to go to a Web site if they have a complaint about a noisy aircraft. Developed by Megadata of Greenwich, Conn., AirportMonitor software displays departing, arriving and overflying aircraft traffic with a detailed overlay map of the streets neighboring the airport up to 96 mi away.
St. Louis-based Sabreliner has sold its Midcoast Little Rock, Ark. service facility to Little Rock-based Central Flying Service. The addition of Midcoast’s executive terminal, nine hangars, maintenance and paint facilities will expand Central Flying Service’s operation to 20 hangars and two executive terminals with a total of 525,000 sq ft on Adams Field at Little Rock National Airport.
At the European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE) in late May, Signature Flight Support announced plans for a new $2 million FBO at Southern France’s Toulon-Hyeres Airport (on the Côte d’Azur) and generous $7.5 million expansion of its facility at London Luton Airport. In Toulon, the new facility is part of a joint effort with the city’s chamber of commerce to attract business aviation.
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