Business Jet Center (BJC) at Dallas Love Field (DAL) has doubled its ramp space and built a new taxiway to accommodate the growth it has experienced since completing a $15 million rebuilding program three years ago. The leasehold now covers a total of 24 acres on the crowded business aviation hub airport.
Aviation International News » July 2003
Family-owned since 1958, Panorama Flight Service at Westchester County Airport (HPN) in White Plains, N.Y., recently signed a three-year deal to become a Texaco fuel distributor. Panorama president Gene Condreras said jet-A makes up 80 percent of its fuel sales.
In a June 2 letter to customers, Skyservice president Russell Payson exhorted everyone not to curtail travel plans to Toronto despite negative publicity concerning that city’s involvement in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) warnings.
AOPA is worried about an increase in charter and corporate aircraft operations squeezing out smaller general aviation aircraft at New Orleans Lakefront Airport if the FAA accepts a proposal for the Orleans Levee District to lease the airport to American Airports Corp.
After nearly two decades, India’s first indigenous rotorcraft is poised for civil certification in that nation this month, with FAA/ JAA approval expected within the year. And as its creators reveal more details of its design, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd.’s (HAL) Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) emerges as a capable, cleverly executed design, clearly able to hold its own against any modern design from the West.
In a surprise move at last month’s Paris Air Show, the much anticipated Bell/Agusta Aerospace AB139 received its type certification from the Italian aeronautical authority, ENAC, which also approved IFR operations.
Taking a more proactive stance than was common in the past, HAI has in recent months been energetically lobbying on Capitol Hill in favor of the development of a low-level air traffic infrastructure over the Gulf of Mexico. It’s an idea that’s been proposed, tried in various forms and discarded, back-burnered and pigeon-holed over the years.
In an apparent effort to assuage British pressure to adopt the Anglo-Italian EH-101 as the follow-on to the White House’s aged fleet of Sikorsky VH-3S operated as Marine One for Presidential transport, Sikorsky has quietly agreed to add some British content to the S-92s it would modify for that mission.
In the wake of last winter’s corporate turbulence, Enstrom Helicopter president Peter Parsinen has appointed executives to several key positions to continue to guide Enstrom during what he hopes will be a period of growth and improvement. Tracy Biegler has been appointed sales and proposal director. Biegler comes from Boeing Commercial Airplane’s flight-test department in Seattle, where he managed several engineering groups.
The fiery wastelands of Hawaii’s vast volcano fields, among the world’s biggest and most violently active, are one of the Pacific Rim’s biggest tourist attractions and the kind of sightseeing lure best suited to helicopters. The forbidding landscape of lava lakes and fiery fountains is best viewed from the air due to its largely liquid nature and with little in the way of inhabitants to annoy.