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June 5, 2007, 7:01 AM
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A solar flare 10 times stronger than anything researchers had previously observed or predicted surprised scientists last December, not only because of its size and strength, but because of the effect it had on GPS receivers and other communications systems.

June 5, 2007, 6:44 AM

Approach and landing accidents cause 45 percent of hull losses, according to the Flight Safety Foundation (FSF), despite the fact that this phase of each flight accounts for just 4 percent of flying time.

June 5, 2007, 6:31 AM

Local airports frequently attract negative attention. Ocean County, N.J. officials are trying to fend off this perception by emphasizing the local airport’s potential to help industry develop, thereby reducing the tax burden for residents. Ocean County officials envision county-owned R.J.

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.

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