The happily married, but politically opposed, media stars, James Carville (Democrat) and Mary Matalin (Republican) agreed at the NBAA 2014 second-day general session on Wednesday that the Republican Party would likely take control of the U.S. Senate in the upcoming midterm elections on November 4.
At the second-day NBAA 2014 general session this morning in Orlando, Fla., the politically opposed and married media stars James Carville and Mary Matalin agreed the Republicans would likely take control of the Senate in the upcoming November 4 midterm elections. Carville pointed out that since World War II, the party with an incumbent president and a majority in the Senate had lost that majority in every mid-term election except one.
Delaware Gov. Jack Markell (D), a leading advocate for aviation in his state, will speak at the second-day opening general session (October 22, 10:30 a.m.) at the NBAA Convention in Orlando, Fla. Markell will also participate in an “aviation-related announcement” later that afternoon at the Delaware River & Bay Authority (DRBA) exhibit.
West Star Aviation has hired Ed Henry as regional sales manager. He will be responsible for the eastern territory of the U.S., including Washington, D.C., Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. Henry has more than 40 years of experience in general and corporate aviation.
Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support opened a factory-owned aircraft maintenance facility last week at New Castle County Airport in Wilmington, Del. The Part 145 repair station offers airframe, engine, avionics and mobile service support for the company’s entire product line, from the Bonanza to the Hawker 4000.
“Our customers requested a factory-owned service facility in the Northeast; we listened and delivered with Hawker Beechcraft Services Wilmington on New Castle County Airport in Wilmington, Delaware,” Christi Tannahill, senior vice president, Global Customer Support, told AIN. “The customer support team is designed to instill confidence and peace of mind.
Middletown, Del.-based Summit Aviation has launched a 78,000-sq-ft expansion and renovation of its 160,000-sq-ft facility. The project will create additional hangars, workshops, warehouses, a training center and office space.
New Jersey FBO and maintenance provider Millville Jet Center closed its doors last month. The company was unable to meet its financial obligations, which included $500,000 owed to the Delaware River & Bay Authority for lease revenue and fuel flowage fees. Millville Jet Center had negotiated an agreement to restructure the debt, but the company was unable to continue operating. About 70 employees lost their jobs.
Pro-Star Aviation of Londonderry, N.H., has been designated a PC-12NG service center and sales rep. The company will be responsible for servicing the northeastern region, including Vermont, Connecticut, Delaware, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Maine, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Michigan.
An amendment to Massachusetts’ recently approved 2002 budget (H.B.3207) will eliminate the 5-percent sales and use tax when aircraft and aircraft parts are sold in the state, starting in March. Even though the tax- break amendment was approved as the legislature completed its business for the year, state tax officials will need until March to make the required procedural changes that formally extinguish the tax.
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