A proposal to require California’s Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO) to measure jet taxi and idle times during a one-year period is dead, according to the National Air Transportation Association (NATA).
On July 18, FBO developer Air 51 broke ground on a new FBO at Lexington, Kentucky’s Blue Grass Airport. Lexington currently has only one FBO, a Tac Air facility. Air 51 intends its Lexington FBO to be the first in a chain of facilities, according to a spokeswoman.
Geneva AirPark, a private hangar/ office development at Switzerland’s Geneva International Airport, received official building approval, according to developer Charles Aufranc, and construction will begin following ground preparation later this year.
Operators of aircraft flying across the Atlantic to destinations in the American West and Midwest are wasting time and money by making technical stops at popular transit points in the northeastern U.S., according to Duluth, Minn. FBO Monaco Air.
As part of its unveiling of the 787, Boeing coordinated a 7-series family photo. Right to left: Omega Air 707, AirTran 717, FedEx 727, Alaska 737-800, Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 testbed 747, Continental 757, Delta 767 and Air France 777-300ER.
JetDirect has expanded its fleet to more than 130 aircraft and increased its regional operating bases to nine with the acquisition of Sunset Aviation, a Northern California charter operator. The 25 new aircraft are based at Novato, Santa Rosa, Concord, Sacramento, Napa and Herber City airports.
Midcoast Aviation last month announced its intention to move into the “narrow-body” cabin completion business, marked by groundbreaking on a new 146,000-sq-ft hangar at its St. Louis Downtown Airport facility near St. Louis.
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