Field Aviation has signed a contract with Avitrade Belgium to design, produce and install executive interiors for two new Bombardier Q400s. The modifications will include multi-class seating, in-flight entertainment, satcom, custom galley and floor coverings, wood laminates and redesigned lavatories. All completions are undertaken at Field’s Toronto facility at Lester B. Pearson International Airport (YYZ).
AINmxReports » February 10, 2010
Clay Lacy Aviation of Van Nuys, Calif., has been named an Embraer-authorized service center for the Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 jets in Southern California. Clay Lacy is an FAA Class III and IV certified repair station. Adam Elzinga, director of facilities, told AIN that the 80,000-sq-ft facility is ready to accommodate the newest aircraft in Clay Lacy’s maintenance line-up.
To accommodate expanding operations for Twin Otter 400 production and support for de Havilland Canada legacy aircraft operators, Viking has added an 84,000-sq-ft facility at its Victoria, British Columbia location. The new building will serve as the company’s corporate headquarters and main manufacturing facility. The new building is situated next to Viking’s existing building, which will continue to house Viking’s MRO and Esso FBO.
Hawker Beechcraft operators flying to the Winter Olympics and the Daytona 500 Nascar race will have the support of the HBC quick response team. The company has introduced the team to support popular business, political, sporting and lifestyle events that draw large numbers of aircraft.
Research conducted by Frost & Sullivan has found that a growing population of wealthy individuals and improving government regulations are making their mark on the business aviation market. As a result of these trends, a greater adoption rate of private business jets can be seen in Asia-Pacific.