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.
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.
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.
Due to a technicality, the FAA last month dismissed the Part 16 complaint against the city of Venice, Fla., for denying permits for the sole FBO at Venice Municipal Airport to build four new 8,000-sq-ft hangars for business jets, turboprops and helicopters. The Venice Jet Center filed the complaint two years ago, but since then the FBO was bought in receivership by Tristate Aviation and renamed Suncoast Air Center.
Independent completion and refurbishment center BaySys has signed an agreement with Royal Air Maroc and "a strategic regional investor" to support development of an executive cabin maintenance facility in Casablanca, Morocco.