StandardAero (Booth No. 7601) has reopened its TFE731 heavy maintenance, repair and overhaul operation at its 265,000-sq-ft production and support facility in Springfield, Ill. The shop will initially be capable of providing major periodic inspections (MPIs) for Honeywell TFE731s but shop capabilities will be reassessed periodically for the possible addition of other engine types and services.
Geography of Massachusetts
Rectrix Commercial Aviation Service signed a lease for four additional acres adjacent to its Hangarminium facilities and Rectrix Aerodrome Center FBO at Florida’s Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport. Rectrix is planning to build
additional hangars and is considering options for a Part 145 repair station and self-serve jet-A. Rectrix also operates a Part 135 charter division and has an
FBO in Hyannis, Mass.
The National Air Transportation Association’s (NATA) annual “Day on the Hill” attracted nearly 100 association members to the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., last Wednesday to visit members of Congress and their staff. The event started with a luncheon, and participants then dispersed for meetings with their congressional representatives.
Bombardier DHC-6 Twin Otter 100, Hyannis, Mass., June 18, 2008–The Wiggins Airways Twin Otter was substantially damaged when it crashed during takeoff from Hyannis’s Barnstable Municipal Airport, killing the ATP-rated pilot. An IFR flight plan to Nantucket was filed for the cargo flight, but VMC prevailed at takeoff.
Executive charter broker Air Partner has opened new offices in Washington, D.C., and Boston. The UK-based group also has operations in New York City and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., having moved into the U.S. market five years ago.
During Donald Staszko’s 42 years and 30,000 hours of flying and 32 years with American Airlines, he wisely built a real estate and commercial property development business. Although Staszko retired from the airline in December 2005 before the then-age 60 rule would have forced his departure, he had also made a well timed investment at Plymouth Municipal Airport in Massachusetts.
A comparison of the small regional carrier Cape Air to the old television series Wings, which focused on the often humorous doings of a small Cape Cod-based regional airline, is inevitable. In truth, there are some similarities. It is a small operation, by today’s regional airline standards, based in Cape Cod at Barnstable Municipal Airport in Hyannis, Mass.
The pilot of a Cape Air Cessna 402 lost consciousness during a scheduled flight from Martha’s Vineyard to Hyannis, Mass., on February 8, forcing a Cape Air security trainer on board to take the controls and make a gear-up landing in Provincetown, Mass. The pilot, Ronald Crews, 50, roughly 10 months ago voluntarily removed himself from duty just as he prepared to take off on another flight from Martha’s Vineyard.
Aviation One, now based at Plymouth (Mass.) Municipal Airport (PYM), offers fractional leases on a CitationJet and a Piper Seneca V piston twin. Founded in 1997, Aviation One plans to provide low-cost regional transportation for clients whose needs include both jet travel and relatively short-range trips that are more economically feasible in the Seneca.
Barnstable Municipal Airport in Hyannis, Mass., is the facility of choice for business aviation on Cape Cod, but operators have not been blessed with the most luxurious of terminal options.