While this year’s NBAA Convention commemorates the association’s 60th anniversary, show planners are taking advantage of its Atlanta location to celebrate another milestone–the centennial of powered flight in Georgia.
The planned Liberty Air Ventures FBO at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) has encountered some site delays, according to president and CEO Mary Pilgrim. “We hope to break ground next month,” she told AIN. Liberty Air is planning to build a new FBO with a 3,200-sq-ft terminal, 13,000-sq-ft maintenance hangar and 20,000-gallon jet-A fuel farm.
FlightSafety International will double the size of its Gulfstream aircraft maintenance training facility in Savannah, Ga., with a 20,000-sq-ft expansion of the existing facility.
NBAA is gearing up to celebrate its 60th anniversary at this year’s annual meeting and convention in Atlanta. The convention, which will also honor the centennial of manned flight in Georgia, will run from September 25 to 27. Organizers expect to build on last year’s record-breaking event by filling more than 1 million sq ft of exhibit space at the Georgia World Congress Center.
NBAA is gearing up to celebrate its 60th anniversary at this year’s annual meeting and exposition in Atlanta. The convention, which will also honor the centennial of manned flight in Georgia, will run from September 25 to 27. Organizers expect to build on last year’s record-breaking event by filling more than 1 million sq ft of exhibit space at the Georgia World Congress Center.
Gulfstream Aerospace broke ground on a new manufacturing site last month. The 306,000-sq-ft facility is the first since the company brought GII production to Savannah in 1967. The building is slated to be completed next April. Gulfstream also plans to use the existing service center for manufacturing after a new and larger service and support center is completed in late 2009.
Police in Georgia yesterday arrested a 22-year-old commercial-rated pilot for allegedly stealing a Citation VII owned by Pinnacle Air of Springdale, Ark., and flying it on a 350-mile joyride from St. Augustine Airport, Fla., to Gwinnett County-Briscoe Field (LZU) in Lawrenceville, Ga. Gwinnett County police said Daniel Andrew Wolcott was charged with felony theft and five misdemeanor counts of reckless conduct. According to a St.
Gulfstream Aerospace, which experienced a 12-percent increase in aircraft production last year compared with 2004 and expects that growth to continue, revealed plans yesterday for a $300 million expansion of manufacturing and service facilities at its Savannah, Ga. headquarters. This project, to unfold over the next seven years, includes a new 570,000-sq-ft service center–more than twice the size of the existing center.
SheltAir COO Ed Zwirn told AIN at press time that his company is considering its legal options after the city of Atlanta threw out all bids for a new lease on the FBO at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the House of Representatives and architect of the “Contract with America,” will serve as the keynote speaker at this year’s Aviation Industry Expo (formerly Aviation Industry Week).