Aviation International News » September 2007

August 27, 2007 - 5:42am

Fractional share operator Avantair opened its second FBO, in Camarillo, Calif., on August 6. The operator’s first FBO is in Clearwater, Fla. The newly built Camarillo facility, led by general manager Joe Enderle and customer service manager Ginger Goodspeed, offers an alternative to crowded Los Angeles-area airports such as Van Nuys and Santa Monica.

August 27, 2007 - 5:22am

Wisconsin’s New Richmond Regional Airport extended its runway by 1,500 feet–to 5,500 feet–in mid-June and added a new 18,000-sq-ft FBO terminal. The airport has space available for long-term leases in private and corporate hangars.

August 27, 2007 - 5:10am

Head to the Air BP booth (No. 2552) at this year’s NBAA Convention for a chance to win a custom convertible Mini Cooper. Eligible participants can enter by filling out a form by 2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 26.

August 27, 2007 - 5:07am

Two years after Hurricane Katrina destroyed Lakefront Airport in New Orleans, the FAA control tower has reopened. The new tower is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on 119.9. Currently, Million Air is the sole FBO on the airport, although another FBO is getting ready to open, according to the airport’s fire department. Million Air was scheduled to break ground on a new permanent FBO terminal at Lakefront by the end of last month.

August 27, 2007 - 5:05am

Following the sale of Landmark Aviation to Dubai Aerospace Enterprise on August 1, the company’s entire Aviation Airport Services Division is officially for sale.

August 24, 2007 - 11:34am

While debate over the future of the war in Iraq rages among Congress, the White House and the populace, several organizations and individuals in the business aviation industry have been quietly providing support to servicemen wounded in the conflict. One major effort involves Richard Santulli, creator of the fractional ownership business model and the chairman and CEO of industry leader NetJets.

August 24, 2007 - 11:22am

Recent European orders for executive turbine aircraft, including VLJs, signal an influx of executive aircraft into European airspace. Will the Continent’s existing infrastructure be able to accommodate the increasing executive air traffic at a time when scheduled low-cost and holiday charter airlines are also rapidly expanding?

August 24, 2007 - 11:02am
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If your King Air 200 is coming up on its second or–worse–third PT6A-41 engine overhaul, you might find the numbers daunting. Fortunately, Blackhawk Modifications of Waco, Texas, offers an alternative in the form of an STC that is far more operator friendly.

August 24, 2007 - 10:46am

The DOD’s Navstar GPS reached a new performance level this year, with 30 satellites in orbit versus its minimum required civil complement of 24. Four more satellites add signal coverage and reduce the number of occasional “holes,” or gaps where fix geometry can sometimes fall below navigation standards.

August 24, 2007 - 10:41am

Today it is normal to have maintenance performed on our aircraft or components almost anywhere in the world. With the availability of overnight delivery of almost any aircraft component to any location, it makes sense to seek out the most capable and cost-effective certified repair facility almost without regard for its location.

 
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