Airport

January 14, 2014 - 12:18am
Branson airports

Look, it could happen to any of us. Landing at the wrong airport is not that hard.

It happened again Sunday evening, when a Southwest Airlines 737-700 made a relatively short landing at M. Graham Clark Downtown Airport (KPLK) in Branson, Mo. (actually one mile south of downtown Branson), six miles north of the destination airport, Branson Airport (KBBG). This is the second recent wrong-airport landing by a large commercial airplane. A Boeing Dreamlifter cargo carrier operated by Atlas Air landed at the wrong airport in Wichita in November. They were headed for McConnell Air Force Base (KIAB) but landed at smaller Jabara Airport (KAAO), nine miles northeast of the intended destination.

January 13, 2014 - 12:05pm

Two executives from TLC Aviation at St. Maarten (Netherlands Antilles) International Airport that are experts in private/executive aviation in the Caribbean will be at the NBAA Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference this week in New Orleans.

January 13, 2014 - 10:57am

As the New York area FBOs prepare for the onslaught of business aircraft arrivals at the Super Bowl little more than two weeks away, some continue to develop their plans and customer incentives. At NBAA’s Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference, which began today in New Orleans, Sheltair, which operates FBOs at five area airports (John F.

January 9, 2014 - 2:05pm

Landmark Aviation at Oakland International Airport received Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) Access Standard Security Program (DASSP) approval. As such, the FBO can serve as a gateway for authorized DASSP operators wishing to fly directly into Washington National. Fewer than 30 FBOs in the U.S. have this approval, according to Landmark Aviation.

January 6, 2014 - 2:15pm

New Zealand’s Christchurch International Airport has won the 2013 Safety Award from theAustralasian Aviation Ground Safety Council (AAGSC). The facility was selected after of its management installed CCTV monitors around the airport to keep staff up to date on ground traffic issues. Another factor was the airport’s new ramp lights, designed to prevent injury to ground personnel. The lights are activated when aircraft are about to push back from the terminal.

January 6, 2014 - 4:20am
Business jets flocked to New Orleans last year. Lakefront and Louis Armstrong hosted nearly 1,000 aircraft for the big game, and N.Y.-area airports are gearing up for similar traffic next month.

Next month, as the Super Bowl and its pageantry take the New York City area by storm for the first time, local GA airports and service providers are hoping that metaphorical storm will be the only one on the radar.

January 5, 2014 - 12:40am

In response to an increase in passenger traffic at Dubai World Central’s Al Maktoum International Airport, Jet Aviation has added services at its FBO. Now available are 96-hour visa facilities, oxygen and nitrogen, airside storage, improved catering options from local suppliers, 24/7 limousine service using 7-series BMWs and airside transportation from a fleet of new buses. The FBO, Jet Aviation’s second in Dubai, opened a year ago and features two customer lounges in the VIP section of the passenger terminal.

January 5, 2014 - 12:15am

Last month, the San Jose City Council approved the 50-year ground lease agreement with Signature Flight Support for its proposed $82 million FBO at Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. The 29-acre complex will eventually be home to the service provider’s West Coast headquarters. It will be developed in conjunction with Blue City Holdings, the company that operates the aircraft of nearby Google’s executives.

January 3, 2014 - 4:45am
Essex County Airport is ideally suited for turboprops and small jets. Air Bound Aviation is planning a minor refurbishment of its facility.

While the major New York City-area GA airports such as Teterboro and Westchester County are certain to receive the lion’s share of private aircraft during next month’s Super Bowl, there is another tower-controlled airport just 12 miles from kickoff, and its FBO is hoping for a big score on game day.

January 2, 2014 - 3:45am
The biennial Dubai Airshow made the move from Dubai International Airport to the new Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central last year. The new purpose-built facility offered plenty of static display space. The DWC site offers exactly the sort of benefts business aviation looks for: no slot restrictions, giving operators the freedom they need, and proximity to town.

The transfer of business aviation from Dubai International (DXB) to Dubai World Central (DWC) is picking up speed as business jet operators face a tightening squeeze at Dubai’s existing airport caused by dwindling slots and timing restrictions. Four charter operators have set up FBOs at DWC: Jet Aviation, Jetex, ExecuJet and DC Aviation-Al Futtaim. Dubai-based officials said 3,000 to 4,000 bizav aircraft movements would have to be transferred from DXB to DWC during the closure of DXB for runway rehabilitation, set to run for almost three months this year.

 
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