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Tampa, Fla.-based Private Jet Mech’s 24-hour, on-call maintenance service for business jet operators is nowcapable of dispatching to more than 100 U.S. airports. The company provides on-site maintenance services through a nationwide network of on-call mobile maintenance providers.
According to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 1108, the union representing NetJets pilots, 93 percent of voting members have authorized a strike, should the National Mediation Board (NMB) release the group for self help.
The UK’s Lydd Airport is trying to attract business aircraft with a new executive facility operated by FAL Aviation. The airport, 60 miles southeast of London, has also added an ILS, resurfaced its 4,937-foot runway and installed new runway lights.
The Canadian civil aviation authority on July 19 issued type certification for the Embraer 170 and 175, paving the way for first deliveries to Air Canada. Last year the Canadian flag carrier placed a firm order for fifteen 175s in a dual-class, 73-seat layout.
The FAA plans to halt around-the-clock technical staffing of the Pico del Este long-range radar in Puerto Rico. As part of the move, four radar technicians are being reassigned to nearby San Juan International Airport.
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