Aviation International News » June 2010

May 25, 2010 - 11:52am

France’s Nice Cote d’Azur Airport now has a consolidated general aviation terminal (GAT) housing three FBOs: Swissport Executive Aviation (a joint venture between Swissport and Universal Weather & Aviation), Signature Flight Support (with Aviapartner) and Landmark Aviation. The 16,000-sq-ft GAT addresses the long-running problem of business aircraft passengers and crew having

May 25, 2010 - 11:50am

Charter/management operator Air Rutter International has changed its name to JetFlite International and added a new operating base at Republic Airport in Farmingdale, N.Y. JetFlite is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif., and the new

May 25, 2010 - 11:48am

Fuel distributor Avfuel now offers international flight planning and ground handling through its Avplan subsidiary. Avfuel currently provides fuel to more

May 25, 2010 - 11:46am

Cutter Aviation last month finalized a plan to consolidate its Dallas-area operations at its growing North Dallas location at Collin County Regional Airport in McKinney, Texas.

May 25, 2010 - 11:44am

The Harrods Aviation FBOs at London Luton and Stansted airports, as well as helicopter charter operator Air Harrods, have been sold as part of a $2.2 billion transaction that saw Qatar Holdings acquire the Harrods retail group from Mohammed al-Fayed last month.

May 25, 2010 - 11:42am

A groundbreaking ceremony was held last month for a 46,000-sq-ft general aviation complex at Page Field in Fort Myers, Fla. The new facility on the airport’s west side is scheduled for completion in June next year and it will replace the existing GA terminal. The $16.2 million complex will include a two-story 22,613-sq-ft terminal building, a 24,000-sq-ft hangar and a new jet-A and avgas fuel farm.

May 25, 2010 - 11:29am

Eurocopter last month released the first photo of the actual cockpit of the EC175 medium twin. Previously, only mockups were shown and the prototype doors were kept almost closed during its official introduction on December 17 last year.

May 25, 2010 - 11:25am

AgustaWestland (AW) is still in the hunt for the U.S. VXX Presidential helicopter replacement program, commonly known as Marine One. “I can confirm we will be competing for the VXX program. We strongly believe the [AW-] 101 is the best helicopter to meet this requirement,” an AW spokesman told AIN. The chairman of AW’s parent company, Finmeccanica, suggested that AW was in talks with Boeing and L-3 to partner on the contract.

May 25, 2010 - 11:24am

Eurocopter is offering on the EC155 Dauphin the autopilot search-and-rescue (SAR) mode that until now could be found only on the larger EC225 Super Puma. Certified earlier this year on the EC155, the SAR mode gives better stability and precision, particularly in environments where the former SAR mode was not operational.

May 25, 2010 - 11:22am

Sikorsky has introduced a new interior for emergency medical services (EMS) on the S-76 medium twin. The new interior incorporates a so-called “articulating patient loading system” that reduces the workload for the team carrying a patient on a stretcher. In addition, the system prevents patient back strain. The new litter base opens the cabin floor for more storage and allows multiple litter positioning.