Maine Atlantic Aviation has opened a new FBO at Knox County Regional Airport in Owls Head, Maine. Also known as Avitat Rockland, the FBO offers amenities such as a pilot snooze lounge, bath, fully equipped kitchen, private workspace, wireless Internet access and a lobby furnished by local artisans.
Aviation International News » July 2006
On February 1, LAWA, which owns and operates Van Nuys, issued a request for proposal for demolition of existing buildings and development of a new facility at 16200 Daily Drive, location of The Jet Center, a former Garrett Aviation Services completions and refurb facility.
Change is coming to the FBO scene at California’s busy Van Nuys Airport, with one pending acquisition and a possible new facility. Local aircraft management company Maguire Aviation is planning to buy the elegant Spanish-hacienda-style Petersen Aviation FBO, pending Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) approval.
Like many others, as a kid I loved going to the airport to watch airplanes. Unlike many other kids, I was lucky enough to live so close that I was able to be there every day. There were few fences back then, and I remember riding my bike with my friends onto the taxiways and into and around the hangars.
When philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche penned “What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger” in the late 19th century, it’s safe to say he didn’t have JetCorp in mind. But the statement certainly applies to the MRO company. Born of thoughtful planning and execution, the company fell victim to an unpredictable, devastating circumstance and emerged even stronger.
Bombardier customers and operators who use Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services (LBAS) will find it easier to communicate with LBAS in the future. LBAS has introduced a new Internet portal that offers easier and more convenient access to maintenance information as well as options to conduct routine business transactions online.
Embraer Aircraft Maintenance Services has opened a new 78,000-sq-ft maintenance facility on Nashville International Airport. According to the company, it opened the facility in response to a rising demand for full-service aircraft maintenance, specifically to meet the requirements of the growing Embraer 170/190 fleet in North America.
Arinc Direct Aircraft Services has expanded its FAA Part 145 certification to perform full-service aircraft maintenance at its repair station in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Gulfstream G350 and G450 operators now have another option for repair of their Rolls-Royce Tay 611-8Cs. Dallas Airmotive has expanded its repair and overhaul capability to include the engine, an enhancement to the earlier model 611-8 used on the Gulfstream IV and IV-SP. New features include fadec, fewer mechanical parts and technical benefits learned from the Rolls-Royce Trent and Tay 650 airliner engine programs.
“This GE CF34 service center authorization is another step in the development of our Challenger program and a statement of commitment to our Challenger customers,” said Rick Brainard, general manager of West Star Aviation’s Grand Junction, Colo. facility.