The Arapahoe County Airport Board of Commissioners has approved Mountain Aviation’s application to offer maintenance services to the public. Based at Metro Airport in Broomfield, Colo., and with operations at XJet at Centennial Airport, Mountain Aviation has had a presence in the area for more than 10 years.
XJet announced at the NBAA Convention this week that it plans to add 50,000 sq ft of ramp to its campus on the south side of Denver Centennial Airport. The facility includes a terminal; two climate-controlled hangars; auto storage; a conference room; and a pilots’ lounge.
The Transportation Security Administration has added several new FBOs as approved gateways for general aviation operators using the DCA Access Standard Security Program (DASSP) for flights into Reagan National Airport (DCA). Joining the list of more than 70 locations nationwide are Signature Flight Support’s facilities at Denver International and Centennial Airports in Colorado, Tac Air at Spirit of St.
The U.S. Supreme Court let stand a lower federal court ruling upholding an FAA decision that denies federal funding for Centennial Airport, a major GA facility near Denver. The case began nearly six years ago when Centennial Express applied to the airport board for permission to establish scheduled passenger service. The request was denied, igniting a legal battle.
Mitsubishi MU-2, Englewood, Colo., Dec. 10, 2004–The pilot of an MU-2 declared an emergency after taking off from Centennial Airport, Denver. He said he had a problem and was “shutting down an engine” and needed to return to the airport. The controller cleared the pilot to land on Runway 35L or 35R. The airplane made a left turn for base to 35R but continued past the 35R centerline and then turned left toward 35R.