Santa Monica, Calif. city officials said last month that they would not contest a federal court’s ruling that the city could not ban Category C and D aircraft from Santa Monica Airport. This brings to an end a three-year battle over such operations at the airport. “The council’s announcement follows a January 21 ruling by the U.S.
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NBAA welcomed an announcement last week by Santa Monica, Calif. city officials that they would not contest a federal court’s ruling that the city could not ban “Category C and D” aircraft from Santa Monica Airport. This brings to an end a three-year battle over such operations at the airport.
With the addition of its newest facility at California’s Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Signature Flight Support is embarking on a new way to operate FBOs–a management contract with the owner of the facility. Given that many major hotel chains are operated this way, it’s perhaps a little surprising that large FBO chains haven’t already tried this method.
The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority board of trustees chose Million Air as the winner of a request for proposal to build a new FBO at Reno-Tahoe International Airport, and now the negotiation process for the lease of the property is under way.
McClellan Jet Services at McClellan Airfield north of Sacramento, Calif., has joined the Shell Aviation fuel network and will offer customers Shell AeroClass rewards. The FBO is housed in an 8,000-sq-ft terminal building and offers 220,000 sq ft of hangar space.
South River Aviation recently purchased assets of the former Sonoma Jet Center at Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport in Northern California. South River is retaining the FBO’s name, and general manager John Bridi and the 14 full- and part-time employees are staying on board. South River’s Joshua and Julia Hochberg are planning to expand Sonoma Jet Center’s maintenance business and upgrade the appearance of the FBO.
The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority board of trustees chose Million Air as the winner of a request for proposals to build a new FBO at Reno-Tahoe International Airport, and now the negotiation process for the lease of the property is under way. Assuming the lease is signed, Million Air will start FBO operations right away while building a new facility.
Million Air’s newest franchise FBO at San Bernardino International Airport in Southern California held a grand opening ceremony on August 6. The former Norton AFB closed in 1994, and growing industrial use of local land by companies such as Stater Brothers Markets, Mattel, Kohl’s and Pep Boys Auto stimulated the local airport authority’s desire to improve the airport infrastructure.
Signature Flight Support's San Francisco FBO celebrated its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on August 2.
The longer that the House and Senate take to vote on FAA reauthorization legislation, the more likely that new proposals will be added that will further delay any vote.