Geography of California

April 2, 2008 - 7:09am

The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena (Calif.) airport authority met on March 17 to deliver a presentation on its application for a mandatory nighttime curfew at Bob Hope Airport, which would extend from 10 p.m. to 6:59 a.m., according to NBAA. After the presentation, an airport authority subcommittee will likely recommend that the airport commissioners adopt the curfew, said the association.

April 2, 2008 - 6:56am

Signature Flight Support owner BBA Aviation announced that it is buying seven FBOs from Hawker Beechcraft, including a facility at busy and highly competitive Van Nuys Airport. The deal is valued at $128.5 million. BBA is buying HBC’s line and fuel operations in Atlanta; Houston and San Antonio; Indianapolis; Tampa, Fla.; Van Nuys, Calif.; and Wichita, but HBC is retaining its maintenance operations at those facilities.

April 1, 2008 - 12:53pm

In its ongoing battle with the Santa Monica City Council, which is trying to figure out a way to restrict jet operations at California’s Santa Monica Airport, the FAA filed an Order to Show Cause against the city last Wednesday. The city council last week adopted an ordinance that prohibits category C and D jets from using the airport beginning April 24.

March 25, 2008 - 9:10am

Business aviation operators traveling to Santa Monica Municipal Airport in California should be aware of a new city of Santa Monica law that severely increases the monetary penalty for violating the single-event noise limits. Check with Santa Monica Airport management or the FBOs there to make sure you fully understand the new enforcement procedure.

March 19, 2008 - 12:17pm

On October 2 NBAA filed a revised Part 16 complaint with the FAA asking the agency to investigate the new landing fees at Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO), Calif. The fees were adopted by the Santa Monica City Council on June 10 over the objections of NBAA and went into effect August 1.

February 8, 2008 - 9:36am

Elliott Aviation’s four FBOs, Millville Jet Center and Sacramento Jet Center’s two FBOs are now branded Air BP fuel sellers. Elliott Aviation, founded in 1936 and family owned since then, has FBOs and maintenance facilities in Moline, Ill.; Minneapolis; Des Moines, Iowa; and Omaha, Neb.

February 8, 2008 - 9:36am

Elliott Aviation’s four FBOs, Millville Jet Center and Sacramento Jet Center’s two FBOs are now branded Air BP fuel sellers. Elliott Aviation, founded in 1936 and family owned since then, has FBOs and maintenance facilities in Moline, Ill.; Minneapolis; Des Moines, Iowa; and Omaha, Neb.

February 7, 2008 - 5:45am

Sentient Jet Holdings has continued its pattern of aggressive growth with the purchase of Van Nuys, Calif.-based The Air Group. While the terms of the deal were undisclosed, a source familiar with the transaction told AIN that the agreement will bring more than 20 additional aircraft under Sentient management, as well as increase Sentient’s visibility in the bustling Southern California market.

February 7, 2008 - 5:45am

Sentient Jet Holdings has continued its pattern of aggressive growth with the purchase of Van Nuys, Calif.-based The Air Group. While the terms of the deal were undisclosed, a source familiar with the transaction told AIN that the agreement will bring more than 20 additional aircraft under Sentient management, as well as increase Sentient’s visibility in the bustling Southern California market.

January 10, 2008 - 5:05am

A ban enacted in September by the southern California coastal city of Huntington Beach on all aerial advertising flights in its airspace, which could have had profound implications for general aviation, has been repealed before being enforced. The law, believed to be the first attempt by a local jurisdiction in the continental U.S. to regulate airspace use, was rescinded in a secret city council session in November.

 
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