Dulles Jet Center at Dulles International Airport has been forced to curtail services that made the company appear to be an FBO. According to a U.S. District judge’s opinion last month, Landow Aviation Limited Partnership, which spent $37 million to build Dulles Jet Center on 19 acres subleased from neighbor Signature Flight Support, was never permitted to service transient aircraft or otherwise act as an FBO.
Dulles Jet Center–which is now closed after three of its four 40,000-sq-ft hangars collapsed on February 6, succumbing to the weight of more than 32 inches of snow–plans to rebuild at its site on the west side of Washington Dulles International Airport.
Jetnet is featuring its new market “Views,” at-a-glance summaries of market and aircraft information for its subscribers, at Booth No. 3017. Each View is a summary page that gathers data points from throughout Jetnet’s flagship Evolution service and compiles them into a single screen of organized lists, graphs, photos and tables for easy assessment of marketplace status and trends.
Bombardier named classical music star Lang Lang as one of its business aircraft brand ambassadors. According to the Canadian airframer, the classical pianist’s need for flexibility, comfort and timesaving makes him the consummate business traveler–perfectly suited to represent the Learjet, Challenger and Global brands.
Just four days after being buried by record snowfall in the Washington, D.C. area, business aviation in the nation’s capital is bracing itself today for another four to eight inches. Reagan National Airport recorded 16.4 inches of snow on Friday and into Saturday, and reports from outlying areas were in excess of two feet of the white stuff.
Bombardier has named classical music star Lang Lang as one of its business-aircraft brand ambassadors. According to the Canadian airframer, the classical pianist’s need for flexibility, comfort and timesaving makes him the consummate business traveler–perfectly suited to represent the Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft brands.
During the last quarter of last year, ARG/US International added 18 charter operators to its Platinum rating system, bringing the total number of operators
NBAA said printed brochures mailed to members for the association’s 37th annual International Operators Conference contain incorrect dates for the event. This year’s conference will be held from March 29 to April 1 in New Orleans, La. For more information on the IOC, go to www.nbaa.org/ioc.
The King Air Book by Tom Clements has recently been released. Available online at www.lulu.com, the $49.95 book compiles 15 years of articles that Clements has published about King Airs based on his 37 years of flying the venerable twin turboprops. It is billed as “invaluable for current or future pilots of King Airs.”
Alongside ostentatious neighbors like the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain has tended to get overlooked as a Middle Eastern hub for air transportation. Yet, the island kingdom in the Arabian Gulf actually lays a fair claim to being the birthplace of aviation in the Middle East. Next month (January 21 to 23) it intends to point the world to its aviation future when it hosts its own airshow for the first time.