On June 22 NBAA and AOPA filed a formal notice of appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to block the DOT from “dismantling the Block Aircraft Registration Request (Barr) program.” They also established a fund to support the legal fight. The notice will be followed by a motion to prevent the DOT from making any changes to Barr while the court considers the appeal.
Aviation International News » July 2011
At the Paris Air Show, Bombardier announced it had received another order for the latest ultra-long-range Globals. Australian private lift provider AvWest inked the order for four Global 7000s and two Global 8000s worth approximately $400 million. The company, which also owns the Perth Jet Centre FBO, currently operates a Challenger 604 and three Global Express XRSs among its charter fleet.
Gulfstream Aerospace selected Securaplane’s lithium-ion battery as standard equipment on its new G650. The multimillion-dollar deal marks the first time a Gulfstream aircraft will feature the technology, which is some 50-percent lighter than conventional NiCad or lead-acid batteries and carries a higher energy density. The subsidiary of UK-based Meggitt said the weight reduction per shipset equates to nearly one passenger.
In response to a Senate committee request, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) assessed security at 13 U.S.
APP Jet Center has acquired the former Atlantic Aviation FBO at Hayward Executive Airport (HWD) in Hayward, Calif., and combined it with its existing facility (formerly owned by Volo Aviation), rendering it the sole services provider at the San Francisco-area airport. HWD sees more than 200 operations a day, and has a population of approximately 350 aircraft, 15 of them 15 jets.
Users of Paris Toussus-le-Noble Airport should accept severe restrictions if they do not want to see local elected officials close their airport, according to a representative from the local civil aviation administration.
Textron sister companies Bell Helicopter and Cessna Aircraft have broken ground on a new facility dedicated to customers in the Asia-Pacific region.
The storied history of a series of well known aviation companies entered its final chapter last month when aircraft charter/management provider and FBO operator Arcadia Aviation closed and laid off all of its employees. The company had FBOs at Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport/Shepherd Field (MRB) in Martinsburg, W.Va., and at Sullivan County International Airport (MSV) in Monticello, N.Y.
Landmark Aviation’s FBO at Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) in Greensboro, N.C., has seen an increase in business since its opening in May following a $2 million renovation, according to the facility’s general manager. The remodeling effort encompassed structural changes to the building and introduced a new more spacious passenger lounge, VIP lounge, a new bistro and a conference room.
Jet Works Air Center is the product of the merger of Jet Works Aviation and Denton Business Air Center, combining the former’s avionics repair capabilities with the latter’s aircraft paint, interior refurbishment and completions center abilities. The FAR Part 145 repair station offers airframe maintenance, engine line maintenance, avionics service and installation, exterior paint and interior refurbishment.