Signature Flight Support has purchased the assets of Azalea Aviation’s Mobile Air Center at Mobile Regional Airport and Downtown Air Center at Mobile Downtown Airport. The Mobile Air Center offers line maintenance services for turbine- and piston-powered aircraft; fuel; 60,000 sq ft of hangars; and a 16,000-sq-ft executive terminal with customer offices. Downtown Air Center has more than 45,000 sq ft of hangar space, including a newly constructed 16,800-sq-ft hangar. The facility includes tenant offices and an executive terminal supporting fueling operations for FedEx and Mobile Aerospace.
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Officials in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, are considering selling the naming rights to Pittsburgh International Airport in a possible effort to raise money for the county-owned airport. According to the FAA, as the sponsoring organization the county is permitted to do so, but renaming the airport will require the additional approval of the independent Allegheny County Airport Authority, which has operated the facility since 1999.
The UK's Oxford Airport wants to make NBAA show goers an offer they'll find hard to refuse. First-time North American aircraft arriving there from a trans-Atlantic flight through the end of April 2011 will find just about everything they need from the airport priced at just $150 per item.
Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato and officials from the county airport authority last month confirmed that they have begun talks with Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Gulfstream International Airlines to restore nonstop air service from Pittsburgh International Airport to several regional communities.
AirQuest Aviation, based at Butler County Airport north of Pittsburgh, is
now an Avfuel dealer and offers customers Avtrip points for fuel purchases as well
as participation in Avfuel’s contract fuel card program. AirQuest opened in 2004 and is building a 20,000-sq-ft hangar, due to open shortly. A recently opened pilot lounge offers its own bathrooms, shower, television and snooze rooms. “We try to
Sometimes it’s tough to know where your friends are. In many state governments, the department of transportation can be as big an enemy to general aviation as unscrupulous developers and crooked zoning officials. In Pennsylvania, however, state transportation secretary Bradley Mallory holds a different view.
the Department of Transportation in 2003 cited adverse weather as the leading cause of airline delays. Between May and October of last year, however, delays and late arrivals caused by the airlines themselves, rather than by nature’s worst, took the top spot, affecting nearly 15 percent of the 3.7 million flights during that period, according to DOT Bureau of Transportation statistics. The number of flights struck by weather-
Million Air Houston (HOU), headquarters FBO for the Million Air Interlink franchise network, recently completed a two-year joint effort with Navigance Technologies Group to create and test a fully integrated Web-based wireless security system. The hardware/software package provides security throughout Million Air HOU’s 52-acre complex.
I am sure we all recognize that working on an airport ramp is risky business, regardless of the particular job. Just being out there can put you at risk. On some ramps it appears to be a game of dodgeball, with equipment going in every direction. People walking around the ramp really have to pay attention and never just assume that the equipment driver will practice see-and-avoid.
Air Routing International recently made several enhancements to its Flight Manager online program. For example, arrival and departure times for each leg of a flight are now available in the tool’s Calendar View as UTC time, local airport time or home base time. Users can also now click on the airport code from anywhere in the flight plan to view basic airport data.
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