An Alabama circuit court has demanded that Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport’s board of directors release information related to the March 22 accident that killed a 10-year-old boy and injured his mother and two younger brothers. The accident occurred when a flight information sign (Mufid) in a newly renovated concourse broke lose from its mountings and fell forward, trapping the four people.
Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
Cessna Citation 560XL, Birmingham, Ala., Dec. 13, 2010–The twinjet experienced rudder binding while landing at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth Airport at the conclusion of a Part 135 flight from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey. The Excel landed safely with no injuries to the passenger and two pilots. A post-flight examination of the tail cone revealed ice around the rudder control cables and pulleys.
Constant Aviation, a Nextant Aerospace company started by Kenn Ricci and Michael Rossi, was developed when the pair bought FBOs on Birmingham International Airport in Alabama and on Cleveland Hopkins International Airport in Ohio. They separated out both FBOs’ maintenance functions and rebranded them Constant Aviation. The FBOs otherwise continued to operate as always.