Oxford Airport in the UK is being upgraded with a Category I instrument landing system and the widening of its main runway. Construction work to widen the 5,095-foot Runway 01/19 is scheduled to start in April. Runway construction and the ILS installation (with associated approach lights) should be complete by the end of June.
Collin County Regional Airport at McKinney
McKinney Aerospace, a maintenance, refurb and avionics shop at Collin County Regional Airport north of Dallas, closed its doors late last month. Purchased by Aeros Aviation in March last year, McKinney Aerospace was intended to be a "design and certification center" for Aeros Aviation projects. Aeros Aviation develops "unique aviation solutions," according to the company, that focus on cabin entertainment, airport security and communications.
The FAA is reviewing a proposed noise-compatibility program for Collin County Regional Airport in McKinney, Texas. The program, being developed under Part 150, is scheduled to be approved or rejected next April 30. Comments are due December 31. For more information, contact the FAA at (817) 222-5607.
McKinney Aerospace has been designated an authorized GE service center for engine work. Located on Collin County Regional Airport in McKinney, Texas, the company now has the capacity to perform in-house inspections on GE’s CF34, which powers the Challenger 601 and 604.
Aeros Aviation, which owns completion and refurb shop McKinney Aerospace, is building a new corporate hangar at Collin County Regional Airport in McKinney, Texas, north of Dallas. The hangar will enclose 12,500 sq ft, and another 5,000 sq ft of office space will be available for corporate flight department and charter tenants. Aeros plans to offer tenants a biometric security system. The airport, with a 7,000-foot ILS-served runway,
McKinney Aerospace, apparently struggling with financial problems, closed its doors in July, putting some 70 employees out of work. The refurbishment and avionics upgrade provider had been a resident at Collin County Regional Airport north of Dallas since opening its doors.
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