Maintenance provider Swift Aviation Services, located at Norwood Memorial Airport (Mass.), suffered a roof cave-in of one of its hangars on February 2, evidently the result of the weight of accumulated snow exacerbated by freezing rain. The hangar appeared to be totaled and some of the six light airplanes and a helicopter that were inside when the roof collapsed were destroyed, according to observers on the scene.
Oxford, UK-based charter and aircraft management company Hangar 8 announced this week at MEBA that it will begin operations in India with the basing of a Citation XLS in Mumbai. This move is in line with the company's aim of being able to provide an aircraft to a charter customer in any EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) location within three hours of order confirmation.
Comlux USA, a maintenance, overhaul, completion and refurbishment center in Indianapolis, was back at work on Monday following a fire a day earlier that damaged the roof and one corner of its maintenance hangar at Indianapolis International Airport. The extent of fire damage to the facility and to four business jets in Hangar 5 is still being assessed, Comlux Aviation Services division CEO David Edinger told AIN.
Hangar Ten held a grand opening for the second phase of its Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport FBO in Kansas City, Mo., on October 6. “With this new facility, we are bringing great hometown service that far exceeds anything currently available,” said owner James Stowers, who shared the ribbon-cutting duties with Missouri governor Jay Nixon.
Million Air Dallas held a groundbreaking ceremony on October 25 for an expansion of its Addison Airport FBO complex. Plans call for a new hangar, FBO terminal and ramp to open in next year’s second quarter. The new 40,000-sq-ft hangar will accommodate Gulfstream’s new G650. The $4 million addition was necessary because Million Air Dallas’s charter fleet, which now numbers 20 aircraft, is growing.
Exclusive Aviation has purchased a 17,000-sq-ft hangar at St. Paul Downtown Airport. The facility includes 1,700 sq ft of office space. Besides reporting acquisition of the St. Paul hangar, Exclusive has announced the addition of Dave Monacell to its dedicated sales staff. Monacell will “expand and lead” the company’s turbine and jet aircraft sales, acquisitions and brokerage.
Redford Corp. of Kingwood, Texas (Booth No. 2235), a commercial flooring company that installs, services and maintains aircraft hangars, has been installing hangar floors for nearly three decades. Now, when a customer wants its hangar floor repaired or designed to include a distinctive floor graphic, Redford offers a solution.
Big Ass Fans is here at NBAA (Booth No. 8061) displaying two of its most popular aviation application fans: the Powerfoil X Plus and the AirGo.
“The Powerfoil X Plus fans range in size from ten to twenty-four feet in diameter,” said a spokesperson for the Lexington, Ky.-based company.
London Biggin Hill Airport has just started construction for a new 55,000-sq-ft hangar adjacent to its main passenger terminal. The move is part of a wider expansion plan that has already seen the increase of available ramp space to some 500,000 sq ft and which should also see the addition of a hotel at the site and a new aerospace academy.