The TAC Air chain, with 13 FBOs in the U.S., has broken ground on a new development at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Ky. Plans call for building a new FBO terminal, and TAC Air will relinquish its original Blue Grass FBO building to the airport after acquiring and consolidating the facilities of Air51.
Aviation International News » October 2009
The U.S. Air Force has ordered a DeTect Merlin Aircraft Birdstrike Avoidance System to be installed at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. The Merlin system for Bagram is self-contained in a mobile unit and includes the SharpEye solid-state bird radar sensor system, which can detect bird activity to eight miles through 360 degrees “in all weather conditions,” according to DeTect.
The Falcon 7X in August received FAA approval for steep approaches, after a process that involved testing the Dassault large-cabin business jet at slopes up to 8.65 degrees. EASA approved the trijet for steep approaches last year and the UK CAA approved the 7X for approaches to London City Airport (LCY) in February of this year.
Poised to chip away at flight-planning monolith Universal, Air Routing unveils a new suite of online flight-planning products and services this month. Existing clients can use the new system October 1; new clients can sign up at the NBAA Convention later this month.
ttle at Southern California’s Santa Monica Airport, which is trying to ban approach category C and D aircraft from operating at the airport. The City of Santa Monica is planning to appeal the latest FAA decision, which again rejected the ban.
Responding to a sharp increase in fatal helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) operations in 2008, the NTSB on September 1 issued 19 safety recommendations to the FAA, two other federal agencies and 40 government-operated public HEMS operators.
For those who must travel to Afghanistan, handling company Sonic Jet is providing services at most of the country’s airports. These include arrangement of charters, passenger and cargo handling, flight plan filing and coordination, ground transportation, hotel reservations, fuel at “competitive” prices, overflight and landing permits and catering.
The 5,002-foot main runway at Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport in South Florida is finally going to be extended to 6,000 feet, thanks to a grant from the FAA, some money from the Florida Department of Transportation and revenues from airport property.
When an upstart airline like Virgin America starts using its environmental footprint as a selling point to consumers, it’s time for the legacy carriers–and everyone else who flies aircraft for a living–to sit up and take notice. Yes, Virgin America competitors: green sells. And green saves, too. There’s no longer any doubt that green is good for the corporate bottom line. It doesn’t take a Ph.D.