Italy’s Sky Services is finally making some progress toward establishing its planned network of franchised FBOs. In July it began a full-service handling operation at Rome Ciampino Airport, adding to its existing bases at Naples Capodichino and Milan Linate.
Le Castellet International Airport in the south of France was set to activate distance- measuring equipment on October 27. The new landing aid will make it much easier for pilots to shoot IFR approaches to the airfield’s 5,741-foot runway without first having to perform a daytime checkride.
Just as with most elements of aircraft ownership, a good cleaning, inside and out, is much more involved than the average person could possibly imagine. Even showering down a piston single involves more than just putting on your bathing suit and grabbing a bucket and sponge.
Executive Airlines, Spain’s second largest executive charter operator, in the last few months has added three business jets to its fleet, bringing its total to seven, four of which are owned. The company expects to add more next year.
In recent years the city of Waco–population 150,000–has quietly built a reputation as home to a number of prominent aviation and aerospace operations, and since the election of George W. Bush has been the Texas home to Air Force One.
The Asian Aerospace show at Singapore’s Changi Airport in February will be the last event in the current format, following a sudden split between the Singapore government and show organizer Reed Exhibitions.
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