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March 27, 2007, 6:58 AM

When big crowds transit through Wilson Air Center’s Charlotte, N.C. FBO it’s usually because there is a Nascar race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. On March 2, however, the 650 people who filled the Wilson hangar came to see not race cars but a gathering of very light jets and jet mockups.

March 27, 2007, 6:56 AM

Hanscom Field, Bedford, Mass., is now a gateway airport for companies that want to fly into Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA).

March 27, 2007, 6:55 AM

Following the name change of the former Jefferson County Airport in Broomfield, Colo., to Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport last October, the tower’s appellation was modified to “Metro Tower.” Pilots were asked to stop using the old “Jeffco Tower” moniker as of March 15.

March 27, 2007, 6:52 AM

A plan for Discovery Air to buy VIH Aviation Group, which would have included VIH affiliate YYJ FBO Services at Victoria International Airport in British Columbia, has been canceled, according to a Discovery statement.

March 27, 2007, 6:50 AM

The first phase of Elliott Aviation’s renovation of its Omaha, Neb. FBO (including 2,000 sq ft added to the lobby) should be completed next month.

March 27, 2007, 6:41 AM
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Dubai investment firm Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) at press time was in “active discussions” with Washington, D.C.-based private-equity firm  Carlyle Group to acquire its Standard Aero company and Landmark Aviation, particularly its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) businesses.

March 27, 2007, 6:12 AM

North Carolina’s Asheville Regional Airport will be the site of a $37 million, 373,000-sq-ft terminal, office and hangar development spearheaded by Aviation Development Group (ADG) of Denver.

March 27, 2007, 6:00 AM

Encore FBO’s Dublin, Ireland facility made history on March 6 when a company line service technician drove an Encore fuel truck onto the airport’s general aviation ramp and topped off a Citation III.

March 27, 2007, 5:59 AM

Engineered Arresting Systems (Esco) has developed a third-generation coating system for its engineered materials arresting systems (EMAS) placed at the ends of runways to help prevent runway overruns of airplanes that don’t slow down in time.

March 27, 2007, 5:57 AM

• Runway reconstruction will close Friedman Memorial Airport, Sun Valley, Idaho, from April 24 at 9 a.m. to May 23 at 7 p.m.

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