Signature Flight Support added three new FBOs to its network on Friday with acquisition of the FBO 2000 chain and its three Caribbean locations. The purchase includes facilities at V.C. Bird Antigua International Airport, R. Bradshaw International Airport in St. Kitts and Vance W. Amory International Airport in Nevis.
Bombardier Global 5000, Caribbean, Dec. 12, 2007–A Global 5000 landed short of the runway at Vance W. Armory Airport on Nevis and was damaged by hitting the airport perimeter fence. No one was injured. The airplane is registered to First Southeast Aviation of Tampa, Fla.
Government shareholders of Antigua-based regional airline LIAT have pledged to support the ailing carrier’s efforts to combat competitive threats from the likes of regional newcomer Caribbean Star. A committee of regional governments led by St. Vincent prime minister Ralph Gonsalves and composed of Barbados, Guyana, St.
N50DS, a Bombardier Global 5000, landed short of a runway in the Caribbean islands on December 12 and sustained damage after hitting an airport perimeter fence. Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority flight ops inspector Paul Delisle told AIN that the incident occurred at Vance W. Armory Airport on the island of Nevis and said there were no injuries to crew or passengers.
Gates Learjet 35A, New Castle, St. Kitts and Nevis, July 13, 2004–Learjet N829CA, en route VFR from St. Maarten, hit the perimeter fence on approach to Runway 10 at Vance W. Amory Airport, New Castle, St. Kitts and Nevis, sustaining substantial damage. Both wings were damaged, and the left engine partly dislodged from the fuselage and the left fuel tank ruptured. Weather was unknown and there were no injuries.