Long-time Van Nuys, Calif. FBO Petersen Aviation will be acquired by Maguire Aviation, a Los Angeles-based aircraft management company, under a purchase agreement revealed to Petersen employees last Friday. Maguire v-p George Witchell said that the transaction awaits the approval of Los Angeles World Airports, which owns and operates Van Nuys Airport (VNY).
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Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) is busy trying to figure out how to hasten the phaseout of Stage 2 business jets at Van Nuys Airport (VNY). The L.A. Board of Airport Commissioners directed VNY operator LAWA to pursue a program that is provided for under what the board claims is a grandfather clause in federal law whereby Stage 2 operations would be phased out over a seven-year period.
NBAA has received reports of changes to customs clearance procedures at some airports for international general aviation aircraft arrivals. In Los Angeles, for the time being, aircraft that have heretofore cleared U.S. Customs and Border Protection at Van Nuys Airport, Bob Hope Airport in Burbank and Long Beach Airport must now clear customs at Los Angeles International Airport, according to a customs official.
Avjet, an aircraft charter, management, sales and leasing company, announced an expansion of its operation at Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport in Southern California. The company said it needs the new 54,000-sq-ft 2.8-acre facility–which it expects to move into in December next year–to accommodate growth. The extra hangar space will include enough room for two Boeing Business Jets and a Gulfstream V.
The Los Angeles World Airport Authority (LAWA) recently awarded a $6.5 million, three- to five-year contract to Harris Miller Miller and Hanson (HMMH) of Burlington, Mass., to conduct simultaneous FAR Part 161 (noise-control) studies at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Van Nuys Airport (VNY).
One Six Right, a documentary of Van Nuys Airport in California, is now available on DVD for $28.95 (plus shipping and handling). The DVD can be ordered online at www.onesixright.com (where a preview is available) or purchased at the airport from Hollywood Aviators, the exclusive reseller of the 90-minute presentation.
On February 1, LAWA, which owns and operates Van Nuys, issued a request for proposal for demolition of existing buildings and development of a new facility at 16200 Daily Drive, location of The Jet Center, a former Garrett Aviation Services completions and refurb facility.
Stage 2 jets are under attack again at Van Nuys Airport (VNY) in Southern California. The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners directed Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), which operates VNY, to consider an alternative to spur elimination of Stage 2 jet operations.
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