Minnesota

May 7, 2014 - 12:10pm

AAR’s Duluth repair station has completed its 100th aircraft since it re-opened an abandoned 188,000-sq-ft hangar in November 2012. Today, AAR Aircraft Services Duluth supports three lines of aircraft maintenance and 305 jobs. The Duluth facility is currently dedicated to the single-aisle Airbus fleet, exclusively servicing the A319, A320 and A321. AAR is on track to open a fourth line of maintenance in September, creating another 70 positions.

October 17, 2012 - 12:25pm

The FAA has given the green light to AAR for its new aircraft maintenance facility in Duluth, Minn. The addition of the Duluth facility increases AAR’s worldwide aircraft maintenance capacity by approximately 10 percent. Duluth joins AAR facilities in Indianapolis; Oklahoma City; Miami; and Hot Springs, Ark., as part of the company’s nationwide “1MRO” network.

August 8, 2012 - 1:25pm

Signature TechnicAir has appointed Dan Henchal as director of maintenance for its facilities at Charles B Wheeler Airport (Kansas City, Mo.) and at New Century Air Center Airport (Olathe, Kan.). Previously, Henchal worked at the Signature TechnicAir facility at St. Paul Downtown Airport.

April 25, 2012 - 3:34pm
AAR has plans to reopen the former Northwest Airlines maintenance facility in Duluth, Minn.

AAR has signed a letter of intent with the city of Duluth, Minn., to reopen the maintenance facility previously operated by Northwest Airlines.

October 2, 2011 - 10:40pm

Sometimes simple is better. That’s the philosophy Connecticut-based aviation services provider Key Air heeded when it designed its FBO at Minnesota’s Anoka County-Blaine Airport (ANE), near Minneapolis. In deference to local aesthetics the company avoided the use of shiny chrome and marble, relying instead on wood, stone and brick.

October 19, 2010 - 10:35am

Minnesota has designated October as General Aviation Appreciation Month, becoming the 17th state in the past year to issue an official declaration in support of the industry.

September 5, 2008 - 4:58am

Fargo Jet Center’s major remodeling and expansion is finished. The North Dakota FBO added a dramatic two-story stone fireplace to the lobby fronting a wide expanse of windows facing the ramp. New features also include a pilot’s suite with high-definition television, flight-planning room, quiet room and conference room.

May 7, 2008 - 6:54am

The NTSB is investigating the October 25 crash of a chartered King Air A100 (N41BE) that killed Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-Minn.), his wife and a daughter, along with three staff members and the two pilots. The twin turboprop, reportedly chartered from Executive Aviation/Aviation Charter Inc.

February 6, 2008 - 10:29am

Cirrus Design late last year struck a deal with the Duluth, Minn. Economic Development Authority to move its single-engine jet research and development activity to a former Northwest Airlines maintenance hangar adjacent to its headquarters at Duluth Airport. The authority on December 27 passed a resolution of intent to lease the 189,000-sq-ft facility to Cirrus for 25 years, with an option for 25 more.

February 6, 2008 - 10:29am

Cirrus Design late last year struck a deal with the Duluth, Minn. Economic Development Authority to move its single-engine jet research and development activity to a former Northwest Airlines maintenance hangar adjacent to its headquarters at Duluth Airport. The authority on December 27 passed a resolution of intent to lease the 189,000-sq-ft facility to Cirrus for 25 years, with an option for 25 more.

 
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