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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.

June 5, 2007, 5:17 AM

The most recent Securities and Exchange Commission quarterly 10-Q report filed by publicly traded Macquarie Group revealed that the company is paying $85 million to buy two FBOs, the Supermarine facilities at Santa Monica Airport in California and at Stewart International Airport in Newburgh, N.Y

June 4, 2007, 12:13 PM

Recognizing the complexity customers face when they have to work with multiple people during maintenance, Bombardier has created customer support teams that will provide a single point of contact for customers 24 hours a day.

June 4, 2007, 12:10 PM

Neosho, Mo.-based CD Aviation Services (CDAS) has opened an office in Sweden. It will be staffed by Marko Huhtaniska, who will be responsible for sales and service support throughout the EU.

June 4, 2007, 12:07 PM

Coca-Cola Enterprises’ Atlanta-based corporate flight department ordered four blended winglet shipsets from Aviation Partners to equip its Raytheon Hawker 800s–two 800SPs and two 800XP2s.

June 4, 2007, 12:03 PM

“Among today’s aviation service providers, software is playing an ever-increasing role in day-to-day operations, so it is becoming more critical for A&P technicians to be computer and software proficient,” said Continuum founder and president Jack Demeis.

June 4, 2007, 12:01 PM

Avmats, located in Chesterfield, Mo., on Spirit of St. Louis Airport, has expanded its maintenance offerings to include Beechjets.

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