NetJets opened a new exclusive-use facility for its customers at Atlanta DeKalb-Peachtree Airport yesterday. The fractional aircraft provider has signed a long-term lease with Atlantic Aviation for the 2,800-sq-ft facility, which includes customer and crew lounges, a conference and business center and flight-planning facilities. According to NetJets, DeKalb-Peachtree is one of its most popular domestic destinations, with approximately 4,000 NetJets flights coming in and out of the airport annually.
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has advanced airspace adjustment efforts in about a third of the regions designated under its multi-year Optimization of Airspace and Procedures in the Metroplex (OAPM) effort.
Landmark Aviation officially began operations last month at its newest facility at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). “We will immediately begin capital improvements to upgrade the FBO, including both the terminal and ramp, and will be looking to hire additional service employees from the local community,” said Landmark president and CEO Dan Bucaro.
Hill Aircraft & Leasing celebrated its 55th year at Fulton County Airport-Brown Field in Atlanta, Ga., last month with a waffle breakfast catered by the Waffle House restaurant chain.
According to NBAA’s final tally for its 63rd annual meeting and convention held last week in Atlanta, there were 1,083 exhibitors, eight more than last year; the static display was sold out, with 93 aircraft at DeKalb Peachtree Airport; and attendee registration was up more than 5 percent from last year to 24,206. “It has been a pretty challenging couple of years for business aviation,” said NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen.
To get a better sense of the fractional aircraft market, AIN sat down with Flexjet President Fred Reid at the static display area at the 2010 NBAA Convention in Atlanta.
NBAA is still looking for volunteers to help with the community build project before its convention in Atlanta this month. Among the tasks scheduled for the Sunday, October 17 event (to be held at the Brookhaven Boys and Girls Club, located near DeKalb-Peachtree Airport) will be the construction of a playground, an outdoor classroom and a garden, as well as renovations to the club’s gymnasium, outdoor volleyball courts and teen center.
Charter/management firm FlightWorks has opened a new sales office at Dekalb-Peachtree Airport in Atlanta, at the Signature Flight Support FBO. The new office joins recent expansions in Boise, Idaho, and Salt Lake City. FlightWorks, headquartered in Kennesaw, Ga., now has nearly 50 aircraft in its fleet.
Women in Aviation, International will be hosting its 20th annual WAI conference February 26 to 28. The event will take place at the Atlanta Hyatt Regency.
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