The ATC committee of the Chicago Area Business Aviation Association (CABAA) can chalk up another win for local flight crews when a series of new IFR departure procedures for Chicago satellite airports take effect on October 17.
Chicago Executive Airport
When the Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) rolled out its Aviation Safety Action Program (Asap) last August it began with just two operators to demonstrate the system’s viability. In mid-May, the foundation officially signed its sixth Great Lakes Region member, Priester Aviation, a Part 135 charter operator based at Chicago Executive Airport (KPWK).
Fledgling FBO chain Hawthorne Global Aviation Services will be adding another location to its roster as it obtained development rights for a new FBO at Chicago Executive Airport (PWK). Hawthorne acquired the rights from Sovereign Development Group and will begin construction immediately on the facility, which will be the third FBO at the airport along with Signature and Atlantic.
Jeppesen will publish the new visual departure from Chicago Executive Airport (PWK), which is located 10 nautical miles north of O’Hare International Airport (ORD).
Jet Aviation’s U.S. charter division is now operating under its own Part 135 charter certificate as Jet Aviation Flight Services. Previously, aircraft managed by Jet Aviation in the U.S. were operated under Part 135 rules by a third-party air carrier, which currently is Priester Aviation.
The NTSB is investigating the January 5 fatal crash of a Learjet 35A in Prospect Heights, Ill. Owned and operated as a cargo hauler by Waterford, Mich.-based Royal Air Freight, N720RA was destroyed when it crashed into a forest preserve approximately two miles short of Chicago Executive (formerly Palwaukee) Airport (PWK), killing pilot Stephen Ellis and copilot Ryan Daenzer.
After a dozen years, the litigation surrounding the fatal crash of a Gulfstream IV has finally been settled. The crash on takeoff at the former Palwaukee Municipal Airport (now Chicago Executive) northwest of Chicago on Oct.
Recent groundbreaking ceremonies for two new FBOs at Chicago Executive Airport may indicate the beginning of a growth trend for the former Palwaukee Municipal Airport (PWK). The FBOs, Brigadoon Aviation and Sovereign, will add services and amenities not currently offered by the two existing FBOs on the field. Both new FBOs are expected to open next fall.
Years of litigation over a Gulfstream IV fatal crash at Palwaukee (Ill.) Municipal Airport (since renamed Chicago Executive Airport) in October 1996 finally ended yesterday after Alberto-Culver, the airplane’s owner, and local municipalities that operate the airport reached a $6 million settlement.
Although Congress is on its annual summer vacation, the battle over privatization of ATC continued at press time. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and Rep. James Oberstar (D-Minn.) said in a telephone press conference on August 13 that they will fight a proposal in the pending FAA reauthorization bill that would allow privatization of 69 general aviation control towers now staffed by FAA controllers.
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