Aviation International News » March 2009

February 27, 2009 - 9:43am

Yankee Pacific Aerospace, an aerospace investment company, has merged two of its private aircraft interiors holdings, Executive Aircraft Completions of Tulsa, Okla., and Cabin Innovations of Lewisville, Texas. The merger was concurrent with the official opening of Cabin Innovations’ new 39,630-sq-ft facilities in Lewisville in December.

February 27, 2009 - 9:42am

Aircraft fractional shares operator NetJets Europe has recruited Foster+Partners, the firm of Pulitzer prize-winning architect Lord Norman Foster, to design the interior for 33 Falcon 7Xs to be delivered to NetJets over the next eight years. The interior is created from a “holistic perspective” and zoned into distinctive passenger space and a crew work area.

February 27, 2009 - 9:40am

Flying Colours, an Ontario-based independent completion and refurbishment center, has been awarded a contract to manage the aircraft paint scheme refurbishment for private jet programs provider Flight Options.

February 27, 2009 - 9:38am

BaySys International won’t say if it’s lobbying to be the first with an interiors contract for an executive version of the Airbus A380, but the Wallops Island,
Va.-based independent completion and refurbishment center is planning a hangar large enough to accommodate the giant.

February 27, 2009 - 9:35am

AMAC Aerospace inaugurated the main hangar of its new business aviation completions and maintenance operation at Switzerland’s EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg on February 6. The company is now building a second hangar as part of a ramp-up process that could see it more than double total employment from the current figure of 140 to 300 people.

February 27, 2009 - 9:33am

On February 11, Lakefront Airport officials celebrated the 75th anniversary

February 27, 2009 - 9:31am

According to the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), the Environmental Protection Agency has delayed the effective date of the final rule amending spill prevention, control and countermeasure (SPPC) regulations to April 4. The most recent implementation date of Nov. 20 could be delayed as a result of the extension of the effective date.

February 27, 2009 - 9:30am

The Houston City Council voted in January to change the name of Houston’s oldest airport from Ellington Field to Ellington Airport in an effort to “broaden the future use of the airport with high hopes it will grow as a business asset.” Ellington offers much less congestion than nearby Hobby Airport with its busy airline operations and it is served by two FBOs, Volo Aviation and Southwest Airport Services.

February 27, 2009 - 9:29am

Phillips 66 Aviation added six new FBOs to its branded dealer network, bringing the total to more than 622 in the U.S. Among the new FBOs are Creve Coeur Airport near St. Louis; Beatrice Municipal Airport in Nebraska; Silverwing Flight Services at Sandpoint Airport, Idaho; and Andalusia Airport Authority in Alabama.

February 27, 2009 - 9:28am

Aviation information Web site Globalair.com accomplished a major upgrade, making all of its useful tools and information sources easier to locate. Globalair.com features include the airport resource center, with extensive information on airports, FBOs and current weather, as well as the Max-Trax fuel-route mapping system and Aircraft Exchange aircraft sales service. A new feature is current weather conditions for each user.