Aviation International News » May 2009

May 1, 2009 - 7:01am

Gulfstream Aerospace has reinstituted its “Meet the Quote” spare parts price-matching program, initially launched in March 2004, and operators have until July 31 to enjoy the savings. The program includes price matching on the most popular exchange parts, including valves, alternators, regulator and brake assemblies, actuators and display units. The offer is extended to operators of all Gulfstream jets.

May 1, 2009 - 6:59am

Medical authorities are advising travelers to Asia–and Southeast Asia in particular–to consider being vaccinated against Japanese encephalitis, a mosquito-borne viral infection. The vaccine isn’t suitable for everyone, but should be considered by travelers who plan an extended stay or will spend time in rural areas. Approximately 30,000 to 50,000 cases of Japanese encephalitis are reported annually.

May 1, 2009 - 6:58am

Chromalloy, a supplier of components, PMA parts and specialized component repairs for turbine engines, is investing $16.5 million in an expansion of its Tampa engine component production facility to offer additional casting capabilities. Operational improvements at the facility have already begun, with new equipment, including vacuum furnaces, slated for installation in July.

May 1, 2009 - 6:57am

The ASA Group has opened an office in Dubai to expand its VIP handling services. The group’s plans to build an FBO at Thailand’s Phuket International Airport are back on track following last year’s delay while anti-government protesters shut down the airport and stranded thousands of passengers.

May 1, 2009 - 6:56am

Cessna Aircraft on April 21 received FAA certification for Garmin’s Synthetic Vision Technology for the Citation Mustang. The Garmin G1000 SVT gives pilots a simulated 3-D graphical representation of the surrounding terrain and displays the aircraft’s position in an enhanced topographical database.

May 1, 2009 - 6:55am

The former Sandpoint Aviation FBO at Sandpoint Municipal Airport next to Northern Idaho’s Lake Pend Oreille is now SilverWing Aviation. The FBO is part of a new development on the airport called SilverWing at Sandpoint, a fly-in community built on 18 acres with direct airport access.

May 1, 2009 - 6:54am

Fractional provider NetJets and its pilots union–NJASAP, the NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots–have collaborated on a voluntary furlough-mitigation program. “This collection of leave options is not concessionary; rather, it is a menu of purely voluntary options that we believe will genuinely and verifiably help alleviate the current company-wide overstaffing issue,” said union president Mark Luthi.

May 1, 2009 - 6:53am

AirQuest Aviation, based at Butler County Airport north of Pittsburgh, is
now an Avfuel dealer and offers customers Avtrip points for fuel purchases as well
as participation in Avfuel’s contract fuel card program. AirQuest opened in 2004 and is building a 20,000-sq-ft hangar, due to open shortly. A recently opened pilot lounge offers its own bathrooms, shower, television and snooze rooms. “We try to

May 1, 2009 - 6:46am

Although Westchester County Airport in New York agreed to grant a new
lease on Hangar E-1 to JPMorgan Chase, existing leaseholder Avitat Westchester

May 1, 2009 - 6:44am

SheltAir Aviation Services opened its 12th FBO, at Georgia’s Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport, in late March, offering new competition for the formerly sole Signature Flight Support FBO in Savannah. SheltAir’s new FBO is located in a temporary facility in a 1,400-sq-ft office space attached to a 13,000-sq-ft hangar north of the Gulfstream maintenance facility.

 
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