Aviation International News » September 2003

August 12, 2008 - 5:03am

Tongue firmly in cheek, National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) president John Carr thanked Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta for the Bush Administration’s decision to declare seafood inspection an “inherently governmental” function. He added that the safety of our nation’s seafood supply should be a national priority.

August 12, 2008 - 5:02am

In a letter to USA Today, NBAA president Shelley Longmuir said the newspaper’s August 5 article on corporate aviation ignored the “demonstrated and over-arching benefits” of business aviation.

August 12, 2008 - 5:01am

Runway incursions at the 35 busiest general aviation airports decreased slightly in fiscal year 2002, according to a new report by the FAA Office of Runway Safety, reversing a three-year upward trend.

August 12, 2008 - 4:59am

Fortunately, it was a clear, sunny day (rather than the proverbial dark, stormy night) over the Northeast when the electrical power gridwork gave up the ghost at 4:11 p.m. on August 14. Though 9/11 jitters surfaced, initial fears of terrorism were quickly calmed. U.S. and Canadian power providers were pointing fingers at each other long before most affected areas had their lights back on.

August 12, 2008 - 4:57am

Calculate your bizjet budget. The Interactive Aircraft Budget Analyzer from Airpower Software is a computer program designed to calculate accurate operating costs of 175 business and personal aircraft. This comprehensive software package includes jets, turboprops, pistons and helicopters.

August 12, 2008 - 4:53am

The Italian island of Sardinia and its elite Costa Smeralda (Emerald Coast) resort area are not well known in North America, except perhaps to yachting and sailboat racing enthusiasts.

August 12, 2008 - 4:51am

T-Bird Aviation moved into its new facility earlier this summer, following less than one year of construction at DuPage County Airport outside Chicago. The new complex includes some 48,000 sq ft of hangar space and 6,500 sq ft of office area. Conference rooms are available for clients of the charter specialist. Security measures at the new buildings include employee-specific access cards.

August 12, 2008 - 4:50am

Signature Flight Support’s new St. Louis Lambert International Airport facility, the 42nd FBO in the company’s chain, is now open for business. The former Midcoast Aviation facility will sublease space to Midcoast, which will continue to provide aircraft maintenance at the location.

August 12, 2008 - 4:49am

In late 2005, Japan should have a new airport with facilities available for business aviation. The Kitakyushu Airport is planned for a man-made island to be established in the Sea of Suou at the northern tip of Kyushu. The Kitakyushu Air Terminal Co. oversaw the award of the design contract for the new airport, choosing St. Louis design firm Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum (HOK).

August 12, 2008 - 4:48am

Mobile (Ala.) Air Center, three-time winner of ExxonMobil’s Premier Spirit Gold Award, has joined the Aviation Points Exchange (Apex) dealer network for pilot rewards. As a Premier Spirit contender, the Exxon Avitat FBO was rated for customer service, image, quality control and business performance in a survey that saw the return of 25,000 pilot questionnaires.