Aviation International News » September 2010

September 28, 2010 - 10:14am

Atlantic Aviation donated hangar space at its John Wayne Airport FBO in Southern California for the Susan G. Komen Orange County affiliate's Pink Tie Ball. The event raised more than $400,000 for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

September 28, 2010 - 10:12am

Business Aircraft Center at Danbury Airport in Connecticut is offering fuel-purchase incentives in the form of American Express gift cards. For purchases of 500 gallons or more, customers will earn one $50 gift card, and purchases of 250 to 499 gallons earn a $25 gift card. Business Aircraft Center recently remodeled its ­pilot lounge with new leather couches, free wireless Internet, HD television, flight-planning services and catering.

September 28, 2010 - 10:09am

Biobor JF, the fuel biocide made by Hammonds Fuel Additives, has been reinstated as an approved biocide by the European Union until the end of this year. "The process to obtain recertification in the EU was cost prohibitive when Hammonds first researched the process," according to the company, but the EU approved Biobor's use for all aviation ­applications in late June. Hammonds

September 28, 2010 - 10:07am

Phillips 66 fuel distributor The Hiller Group has signed two municipal airports as Phillips 66 fuel dealers, Alexander Field South Wood County Airport in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., and the ­Higginsville Municipal Airport in Higginsville, Mo. Holman Aviation of Great Falls, Mont., also joined the Phillips 66 dealer network, served by fuel distributor CityServiceValcon.

September 28, 2010 - 10:06am

On October 6 to 7, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is holding its line service supervisor training seminar in Fort Lauderdale.

September 28, 2010 - 10:05am

Tac Air cut the ribbon on its new 12,000-sq-ft executive terminal and 45,000-sq-ft hangar at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Ky., on July 28. Tac Air had been operating at Blue Grass for 13 years. The new FBO project cost $11 million, according to Greg Arnold, president and CEO of Tac Air parent Truman Arnold Companies.

September 28, 2010 - 10:02am

Reno-based FBO and charter operator Jet West took over the former Air Trails FBO at Salinas Municipal Airport in central California last year and remodeled the entire facility. Jet West Salinas held a grand opening on March 1. Salinas is a convenient alternate airport when the Monterey peninsula is fogged in, said Jet West general manager Ryan Gauger.

September 28, 2010 - 9:59am

Online flight planning service Fltplan.com now offers interactive IFR en route and sectional charts. Users can print the charts and overlay various layers onto charts, such as weather radar, airspace and TFRs, state outlines, grid fixes, airports and victor and jet airways. The airways view also displays SID and Star symbols on the charts, but only those ­associated with the planned flight.

September 28, 2010 - 9:56am

X Jet, Exec Air Montana and Vail Valley Jet Center have joined the Avfuel dealer network. X Jet, based at Centennial Airport in Englewood, Colo., was chosen to be a premier Avfuel dealer. The company's elegant FBO terminal is flanked by two climate-controlled hangars. X Jet also offers auto storage and cleaning facilities, conference room and pilot and passenger lounges.

September 28, 2010 - 7:48am

The longer that the House and Senate take to vote on FAA reauthorization legislation, the more likely that new proposals will be added that will further delay any vote.