NBAA said Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN), Conn., is struggling financially and the local board of aldermen has asked the FAA what the consequences would be if the airport closed. The FAA responded that the ramifications would be considerable.
The Iowa DOT’s office of aviation reports that the federal funding program approved by Congress and signed by President Bush last month bodes well for the state’s 77 airports, only eight of which offer airline service.
According to NBAA, Warwick, R.I. mayor Scott Avedisian has indicated he would fight a proposal to expand the primary runway at T.F. Green International Airport (PVD). The mayor has asked the city council for initial funding of $150,000 to litigate against runway-extension projects.
Lowe Aviation, a Phillips 66 Aviation Performance Center at Middle Georgia Regional Airport (MCN), Macon, Ga., is the hometown fueler for medium-size international charter operator Aviance. George Moore, owner of Aviance, operates five Learjets.
The FAA is reviewing proposed noise-compatibility programs submitted for Little Rock National Airport/Adams Field (LIT), Ark., and Toledo Express Airport (TOL), Ohio. The agency plans to make a decision on the proposed program for the Arkansas field by July 21.
Avcard, the aviation services provider and credit-card company based in Hunt Valley, Md., has established a European office in London with the aim of increasing services to a broader range of customers. Twenty-five-year aviation veteran Stefan Jaeggi will head the office as general manager.
A recent indicator of the business climate malaise that California’s new governor has vowed to reverse is the move of flight simulator facility operator SimPro USA from Los Angeles to the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson.
Some four billion passengers flew in the Boeing 727 fleet before most were retired from passenger service or converted to freight haulers. But John Shearer figures that with the right livery and message he’ll seat 30 more.
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