Mercury Air Center LGB, a division of Mercury Air Group, has moved its operations into a newly built facility at Long Beach’s Daugherty Field. Flight crews and passengers will find a full-service day spa, gourmet deli and four-star Italian restaurant overlooking the runways.
And what’s it like when close to 10,000 airplanes descend on your airport? Toby Kamark and Jeff Wanke, co-owners of Orion Flight Services (CEO and president, respectively) have a unique perspective on the world’s largest aviation event.
The so-called “stealth” amendment passed Congress last month, granting the City of Rialto, Calif., special dispensation to sell its municipally owned airport. That amendment was attached during conference negotiations over the massive highway funding bill.
NATA has expressed its pleasure that the House passed H.R. 525, the “Small Business Health Fairness Act.” If the Senate approves the bill, the legislation would allow businesses to pool together to receive health insurance through their trade association.
Last month we reported that, in the fallout from the February 2 Challenger overrun at Teterboro (TEB), the FAA levied a fine of almost $2 million against Platinum Jet and its principal officer and owner. I requested a copy of the action so that I could review it myself.
“Lindbergh flew off our ramp right out front,” John Rahilly, vice president of sales and marketing for Dassault Aircraft Services (DAS) Wilmington, Del., told AIN. “This used to be the Atlantic Aviation facility; it was here for some 75 years.
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