Florida

March 31, 2008 - 9:40am

Federal agents last month arrested six Venezuelan pilots and two ramp workers accused of using false immigration papers to obtain employment in the U.S. Two of the pilots, Pedro Agusti and Luis Garmendia, flew for American Airlines regional subsidiary American Eagle. Another pilot, Pedro Bottome, flew as a Citation X captain for Executive Jet Aviation.

March 19, 2008 - 1:26pm

After recent visits to three Florida airports under pressure either to close or severely restrict operations, National Air Transportation Association president Jim Coyne termed the “town hall” meetings successful.

March 19, 2008 - 12:20pm

“We’ve outgrown our current facility and need more room for our guests,” said Banyan Air Service president Don Campion. The plans call for a new 25,000-sq-ft terminal building more centrally located off the main taxiway at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE), Fla. Groundbreaking will be early next year, with construction scheduled to be completed within 12 months.

March 3, 2008 - 11:39am

In June, pilots will be able to use a new business aviation terminal at Oxford Airport in the UK, the first phase of planned improvements by Reuben Brothers Holdings, which bought the airport from BBA Aviation last July. The new FBO terminal features separate lounges for pilots and passengers, rest areas, showers, a crew kitchen, bar, conference rooms and customs and immigration facilities.

March 3, 2008 - 10:17am

Aero Toy Store, already expanding its interior completion and refurbishment facilities in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., expects to open a 45,000-sq-ft completion and refurbishment center this month at Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport in Montreal. The center will include upholstery and cabinetry shops.

February 28, 2008 - 5:21am

The chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the chairs of the six T&I subcommittees outlined what they term an “ambitious” program of hearings and legislation for the second half of the 110th Congress.

February 27, 2008 - 5:45am

Waterford, Mich.-based Tradewinds Aviation is changing its name to Corporate Eagle Management Service and is discontinuing its flight training operations. According to president and CEO Rick Nini, the company will focus solely on its flight department services. Corporate Eagle has a fleet of 11 King Airs and Hawkers and serves 31 Southeastern Michigan program members. The company will also be opening a new facility at St.

February 6, 2008 - 10:34am

Beginning January 15, operators flying out of Carlsbad Airport in Southern California have been able to obtain pay-for-service U.S. Customs clearance, thanks to efforts by NBAA members and local FBOs Jet Source, Premier Jet and Western Flight.

February 6, 2008 - 10:34am

Beginning January 15, operators flying out of Carlsbad Airport in Southern California have been able to obtain pay-for-service U.S. Customs clearance, thanks to efforts by NBAA members and local FBOs Jet Source, Premier Jet and Western Flight.

January 16, 2008 - 6:12am

The city of Pompano Beach, Fla., has been assailed by aviation interests over a proposed 40-story condominium complex to be built adjacent to Pompano Beach Airpark (PMP). The FAA has deemed the condo project a “hazard to navigation,” and AOPA has written to the city manager sternly opposing the construction. The airport has more than 250 based aircraft and hosted more than 200,000 operations last year.

 
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