Signature Flight Support's San Francisco FBO celebrated its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on August 2.
Reno-based FBO and charter operator Jet West took over the former Air Trails FBO at Salinas Municipal Airport in central California last year and remodeled the entire facility. Jet West Salinas held a grand opening on March 1. Salinas is a convenient alternate airport when the Monterey peninsula is fogged in, said Jet West general manager Ryan Gauger.
AOPA filed a friend of the court brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals (District of Columbia) in the case of the city of Santa Monica (Calif.) versus the FAA. The city is trying to prevent Category C and D jets from using Santa Monica Airport.
Hawker Beechcraft Services (HBS) opened the doors of its southwest U.S. regional service center southeast of Phoenix to the public on April 22 to celebrate the “grand opening” of its aircraft maintenance facility, which began operations in temporary quarters in 2009.
FuelerLinx and SeaGil Software, creator of Bart flight dispatch and aircraft quoting software, have teamed to deliver “a complete fuel management system.” The partnership allows Bart users to build a trip and with a click of a button to access the most current prices at any location worldwide through the FuelerLinx software.
Former employees of Jet Republic complain of being betrayed and misled in the sudden collapse of the European would-be fractional ownership company. Speaking to AIN on condition of anonymity, the staff has claimed that the company breached its contractual obligations by failing to give formal notification that they were being laid off, so preventing them from claiming unemployment benefits in their countries.
San Diego International Airport has begun a major reconstruction project on Taxiway Charlie, which will affect access to the airport’s sole FBO, Landmark Aviation. According to Mark Hander in the airport’s operations office, “During the construction period [September 2009 to April 2010], general aviation/corporate aircraft may experience taxi delays to the FBO ramp along with limited long-term aircraft parking.
While other aviation maintenance companies have been struggling, Mather Aviation has been able to expand, Victor Cushing, owner and president, told AIN.
Camarillo Airport in Southern California is one of those airports that reveals its treasures as visitors either drive or fly in, starting with the hulk of an ancient Convair CV-240–used for firefighting training–in a field on the east side.
The planned closure of Rialto Municipal Airport, also known as Art Scholl Memorial Field, in southern California sometime next year means even fewer places for aircraft owners to base their airplanes and yet another community without the benefits of a vibrant airport. Plans call for Lewis-Hillwood Rialto to build a mixed-use housing and office development on the airport’s 453 acres.