The Transportation Security Administration has added Los Angeles International, Manchester (N.H.) and Long Beach (Calif.) airports to its list of gateways for Part 135 and 91 flights into Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. FBOs Landmark Aviation at Los Angeles, Wiggins Airways at Manchester and Signature Flight Support Long Beach are the approved facilities where flights can originate.
Aviation International News » June 2009
Los Angeles Worlds Airports (LAWA) first proposed phasing out jets that meet Stage 2 noise restrictions at Van Nuys Airport in 1990. According to NBAA, new efforts by LAWA to implement that phase-out must be subject to FAA review or approval because too much time has passed since the proposal was originally floated in 1990.
oMiddle East charter provider Rizon has begun work on a new FBO and hangar facility at Doha Airport in Qatar. Rizon, which is headquartered at London Biggin Hill Airport, plans to build the new FBO in modular fashion so that it can be moved to the new Doha International Airport when it opens in 2011.
Fort Lauderdale FBO Banyan Aviation held the third customer appreciation event at its Hangar63 aviation store in late April. The store held a raffle of prizes donated by Bose, Garmin, David Clark, Telex, Lightspeed, Flightcom, Revere Supply, ACR Electronics, Icom, Avfuel, Oakley, Ray-Ban and Serengeti Eyewear.
Volo Aviation’s five FBOs are now official service providers for NetJets fractional-share flights and flights by NetJets affiliates. Volo FBOs are located in Sarasota and
Fort Pierce, Fla.; Manassas, Va.; Houston, Texas; and Hayward, Calif.
The National Air Transportation Association is reminding FBOs and
The Hiller Group is rebranding FBOs in 12 central states as Phillips 66 fuel dealers under a new agreement with Conoco-Phillips. Hiller was distributing Chevron fuel in that region, but Chevron Global Aviation and Hiller “mutually agreed to discontinue Chevron’s supply in this region,” according to Chevron.
Tulsa International Airport has a new FBO: Aircraft and Turbine Support’s multi-million-dollar complex. The facility is located on the southwest corner of the airport and features a 22,000-sq-ft storage hangar, freshly remodeled terminal building and a separate office building for tenants. One unusual feature of the FBO will make pet owners happy–a dog run next to the courtyard.
FBO Manager software is now back in the hands of Michael Barron and Barry Kress, who used to work for Cornerstone Logic. Universal Weather & Aviation bought FBO Manager from Cornerstone in 2006, but recently sold the FBO management software system to Barron and Kress, who have rebranded the company as FBO Plus.
Fargo Jet Center at Hector International Airport in Fargo, N.D., has signed up as an Avfuel-branded fuel dealer. Well known for its weather modification flying and aircraft modification, maintenance and avionics services, Fargo Jet occupies a facility that was extensively renovated last year. Amenities include a pilot suite with snooze room, flight-planning center, movie theater and free coffee, fresh fruit and muffins.