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December 11, 2006, 5:08 AM

About one jetliner in 10 sits in storage, awaiting either permanent retirement or a change in economic or competitive conditions that warrants a return to service.

December 11, 2006, 4:59 AM

IAM Jet Centre’s second Caribbean FBO, at Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay, Jamaica, will open on December 15. IAM Jet Centre has its own airport entrance separate from the airline passenger entrance.

December 11, 2006, 4:56 AM

The Million Air FBO franchise has reached 35 bases, with the addition of nine new facilities in the past 12 months, one of which, in Paris, is the chain’s first European FBO.

December 11, 2006, 4:54 AM

Million Air Salt Lake City held a grand opening in mid-October of its newly remodeled FBO, which includes an 8,000-sq-ft addition featuring a spacious lobby with vaulted ceilings and plenty of natural lighting.

December 11, 2006, 4:52 AM

Subscribers to Arinc Direct can plan fuel purchases using Arinc’s new “virtual fuel desk,” with fuel prices pre-negotiated by Arinc. The fuel desk allows users to check regional fuel prices at multiple airports and FBOs instead of comparing prices at one possible destination.

December 11, 2006, 4:47 AM

In mid-October the doors opened at Dulles Jet Center, the third FBO at Washington Dulles International Airport. Dulles Jet Center offers 160,000 sq ft of hangar space, a three-story, 25,000-sq-ft terminal/office building and 300,000 sq ft of ramp space.

December 11, 2006, 4:33 AM

Business aviation, long a bastion from the sometimes unfathomable airline security rules, is now facing similar regulations in some European Union countries.

December 11, 2006, 4:27 AM

Clifford Development, a Toledo, Ohio start-up, has launched a program to re-engine Citation IIs with 3,000-pound-thrust Williams International FJ44-3 engines with fadec. The company has acquired a Citation II as a test aircraft and expects to obtain an STC within 12 months.

December 11, 2006, 4:21 AM

In the June 2005 issue of AIN I wrote about a fully loaded British Airways 747 that was taking off from Los Angeles bound for London when one of its engines emitted a large fireball just after liftoff.

December 8, 2006, 11:08 AM

Hundreds of people surrounded CRS Jet Spares’ NBAA booth as the company announced that Amy Smith of Averitt Air in Nashville, Tenn., was the winner of a 2006 Harley-Davidson XL 883 Sportster motorcycle.