The preliminary NTSB report on Saturday afternoon’s fatal Citation crash in Conway, Ark., in which the pilot attempted to take off from Runway 26 at Conway Municipal Airport after landing long, is expected by the end of the week, according to NTSB investigator Andrew Todd Fox.
The Stephens Group, parent company of Little Rock-based investment banker Stephens, Inc., is considering getting into the aviation business and Omni Air of Little Rock might be the opening move. Stephens plans to purchase the assets of the Little Rock National Airport-based FBO and disclosed amount and expects to expand the Omni operation to create a “first class” facility.
According to a Little Rock local newspaper account, hangar space is hard to come by in the state of Arkansas, especially the capital city. Adams Field (LIT) is reported to be tapped out on hangar accommodations, and some local businessmen said they are concerned the situation could curtail economic growth in the city.
After eight months of renovations of its FBO facility, Million Air Fayetteville, Ark., held a grand reopening on August 11. The Fayetteville Municipal Drake Field FBO now features a theater room, snooze room, catering refrigerator and new furniture in the passenger lobby, as well as a beverage bar and 72-inch flat-screen tv.
Mike Dwyer, helicopter maintenance director for transport services at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, has been awarded the Arkansas Aviation Maintenance Technician of the Year Award.
Established by the FAA and presented by the facility manager for the Little Rock Flight Standards Office, the award is an annual competition for the best of the best when it comes to aviation maintenance in the state of Arkansas.
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