Bahamian FBO operator Odyssey Aviation plans to open its new permanent facility at Exuma International Airport (MYEF) this month. The company–which also runs an FBO at Nassau International Airport–has operated out of a rented office at MYEF since 2009.
Aviation International News » November 2011
Embraer secured a pair of firm orders over just about a week spanning late September and early last month that added another 11 E-Jets to its sales backlog.
BR Aviation, Brazilian fuel provider Petrobras’s aviation fuels division, plans to increase its FBOs at Brazilian airports from the current 10 BR Aviation Centers to 22 by 2015.
Bombardier Aerospace confirmed in late September that Luxair placed the firm order for four Q400s announced on August 16. The transaction also included options on another four of the big turboprops.
Naples Municipal Airport expects its main runway–5/23, closed since the end of July–to reopen later this month, just in time for the Thanksgiving rush, after a $3.6 million paving project (paid for entirely by the city of Naples airport authority), which saw the runway’s declared takeoff distance increased from 5,000 to 5,800 feet.
Brazilian carrier Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras took delivery of Latin America’s first ATR 72-600 turboprop last month.
In last month’s issue of AIN, in Part 1 of the charter/fractional special report, we covered the current state of the charter and fractional share segments, both in the U.S. and worldwide.
Clearly impatient with the way the company’s plan for its nationwide broadband Internet project is becoming further and further delayed by opposition from the GPS user community, several federal government departments, members of Congress and, reportedly, within the FCC bureaucracy itself, a LightSquared
This year’s NBAA annual convention was bigger and better than last year’s, not because there were more attendees and exhibitors at the recent Las Vegas show, but because there was a significantly higher number of attendees from outside the U.S. According to NBAA figures, international registration climbed by 23 percent over last year’s show, and nearly 4,000 people
Las Vegas, the site of the 64th Annual NBAA Convention and Exhibition, is always a strong draw, and this year’s show was no exception, with 7 percent more attendees registering during the three-day event from October 10 to 12.