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June 5, 2007, 6:23 AM

According to many aviation consultants, aviation is about to enter a period of growth broader than it has experienced in quite a while. Several world events–including the rising cost of fuel–are driving this growth.

June 5, 2007, 6:11 AM

Galaxy Aviation is, for now, a small regional FBO chain with five bases in Florida and ambitions to extend the company’s brand of family-atmosphere customer service to locations in other parts of the U.S.

June 5, 2007, 6:05 AM

XJet’s private jet facility at Denver’s Centennial Airport opened late last month.

June 5, 2007, 6:03 AM

Miami Executive Aviation celebrated the groundbreaking for a new hangar at Opa Locka Executive Airport in Miami on May 23.

June 5, 2007, 5:58 AM

After 10 years of building a large charter/management company and full-service FBO at McClellan-Palomar Airport in San Diego, Jet Source is preparing to expand with a second FBO at Henderson Executive Airport in Las Vegas.

June 5, 2007, 5:55 AM

FalconTrust Air at Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport in Miami, is preparing to build a 34,320-sq-ft storage hangar next to its FBO. Groundbreaking should take place in October.

June 5, 2007, 5:49 AM

The budding Encore FBO chain added two FBOs, with the May acquisition of Sun Western Flyers at Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport in Bullhead City, Nev., and this month’s opening of a new FBO at Cote d’Azur in Nice, France. This brings Encore’s total to six FBOs–three in the U.S.

June 5, 2007, 5:43 AM

Irish entrepreneur Dermot Desmond has acquired a majority shareholding in the entities that compose ExecuJet Aviation Group, which provides charter/management services, sales for Bombardier Business Aircraft and Grob Aerospace, aircraft maintenance services and operates FBOs on four continents.

June 5, 2007, 5:39 AM

An alternative airport is now available for those flying near Jackson Hole, Wyo. Afton Flight Services at Afton Municipal Airport, about 60 miles south of Jackson Hole, is now operating as a full-service FBO. The airport has a 7,025-foot runway and no landing or tie-down fees.

June 5, 2007, 5:36 AM

According to NBAA, during the last week of April, the Santa Monica, Calif., airport commission voted to adopt a proposal to create runway safety areas using declared distances that would effectively limit the airport to jets weighing 23,000 pounds or less.

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