Atlantic Aviation plans to add a 12,000-sq-ft hangar to its facility at DeKalb Peachtree Airport in Atlanta. In addition to the hangar–which will be designed for Gulfstream G550s and completed by fall 2011–Atlantic is adding 3,200 sq ft of office space at its Atlanta location. Atlantic Aviation, which claims to have the largest network of fixed-base operations in the U.S., is exhibiting here at Booth No. 6436.
Georgia Governor. Sonny Perdue, keynote speaker at today’s opening general session, was recently recognized with NBAA’s 2010 American Spirit Award. “Governor Perdue has two great passions–aviation and the state of Georgia–and has spent many years tirelessly supporting and nurturing the development of both,” said NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen.
The FAA has added three airport projects that are funded by American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars, including one at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
NBAA is still looking for volunteers to help with the community build project before its convention in Atlanta this month. Among the tasks scheduled for the Sunday, October 17 event (to be held at the Brookhaven Boys and Girls Club, located near DeKalb-Peachtree Airport) will be the construction of a playground, an outdoor classroom and a garden, as well as renovations to the club’s gymnasium, outdoor volleyball courts and teen center.
Gulfstream Aerospace promoted Greg Collett to v-p of initial phase operations and Austin Shontz to v-p of final phase operations. Collett oversees initial phase manufacturing of large-cabin Gulfstreams and is responsible for advanced programs, advanced manufacturing technology and operations at the Mexicali facility.
NBAA announced yesterday that Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue will be featured as a keynote speaker for the opening general session on October 19 at the NBAA Convention in Atlanta. Further, Perdue will be recognized with the association's 2010 American Spirit Award.
Midcoast Aviation is absorbing the operations of sister company Savannah Air Center to “consolidate our talents into a single center of excellence,” according to Midcoast president Donald Petersen.
The FAA has approved plans by Georgia’s Gwinnett County to privatize Gwinnett County-Briscoe Field in Lawrenceville, Ga. The tower-controlled airport has a 6,000-foot runway and is located 31 nm northeast of Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. Two FBOs serve the airport, Aircraft Specialists Jet Center and Landmark Aviation.
Midcoast Aviation announced last week it will take over the operations of sister company Savannah Air Center. Both facilities, along with Jet Aviation and Gulfstream Aerospace, are part of General Dynamics’ aerospace stable. Midcoast and Savannah Air Center perform major maintenance, repair and overhaul work, as well as cabin completion and refurbishment.
Midcoast Aviation of East Cahokia, Ill., announced last week it will absorb the operations of sister company Savannah Air Center of Savannah, Ga., and expects the transition to be complete by year-end. Both Midcoast and Savannah Air Center provide aircraft interior completion and refurbishment and maintenance and overhaul.