Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport

March 25, 2013 - 2:05pm

The Piper Cheyenne that crashed shortly after takeoff on March 15 from Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE) in Florida may have been attempting to return to the airport after encountering an unknown system failure, according to preliminary NTSB data.

The aircraft departed FXE at 4:20 p.m. local time for a short maintenance test flight at the time of the crash. The pilot and two passengers were killed when the aircraft stalled after takeoff from Runway 8, struck the ground and burst into flames.

August 15, 2012 - 12:40pm

Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport-based Florida Jet Center has recently been certified by the Instituto Nacional de Aeronautica Civil–Venezuela (INAC). The 26-year-old FAA Part 145 repair station specializes in Learjet maintenance. “We have already begun to establish long-term relationships with Venezuelan customers and look forward to the opportunity to provide maintenance to our future customers,” said Terry Robertson, owner and president of Florida Jet Center.

May 7, 2012 - 4:20pm

The NTSB has released the preliminary accident report on the April 3 ditching of a Hawker Beechcraft King Air C90GTx. The ditching occurred during a delivery flight of the new turboprop twin from the Hawker Beechcraft Corp.

May 1, 2012 - 5:40am

Preliminary Report: Citation Hits Water on Takeoff

February 5, 2012 - 3:35am

The NTSB has issued a preliminary report on a Dec. 28, 2011, incident in which a Cessna Citation VII was substantially damaged when it departed the runway during an emergency landing at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE) and crashed into an airport perimeter fence. The Citation had just departed from FXE on a Part 91 flight to Teterboro, N.J. when, according to the crew, they began experiencing “extreme” difficulty in controlling the aircraft. The captain reported that he needed to apply “a little left control” before the Citation entered a slow right turn that he could not stop.

October 11, 2011 - 11:50pm

Banyan Air Service has expanded the hours of operation of its maintenance shop at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport in Florida. After adding a second shift, the shop’s hours now extend from Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to midnight, and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. On-call service is available on Sundays.

May 3, 2010 - 11:11am

In Buddhist paintings, the Buddha is often shown seated on a Lotus flower, symbolizing the beauty born of ugliness and suffering.

January 29, 2010 - 6:41am

Dassault Falcon 20, Jamestown, N.Y., Dec. 21, 2008–Icy runway conditions prevented the crew from stopping the airplane on landing, according to the NTSB. A contributing factor was the failure of the drag chute to deploy properly. The twinjet was substantially damaged when it overran the runway while landing at Chautauqua County/Jamestown Airport around 1 a.m.

August 12, 2008 - 4:47am

A few years ago, who would have thought fingerprinting would be one of the services offered at an FBO? But in today’s security climate, Banyan Air Service at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE), Fla., can be justly proud of its status as a TSA-approved fingerprinter for pilots from surrounding businesses.

May 7, 2008 - 7:37am

With the recent receipt of an FAR Part 145 repair station certificate, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Hop-A-Jet is now offering maintenance to outside customers, primarily on Learjets and Challengers. The move is an extension of the charter firm’s in-house maintenance facility that heretofore has been servicing the company’s fleet of 14 Learjets and Challengers.