The system for monitoring aircraft noise at Boston Logan International Airport and Hanscom Field is being upgraded to provide near real-time flight-tracking data on the web to the public so they can use the technology to report aircraft noise complaints online. The system consists of 36 field monitors–30 in the communities around Logan Airport and six around Hanscom Field.
Bedford, Mass.-based Rectrix Aviation began construction of a 26,000-sq-ft FBO at Worcester Regional Airport in Central Massachusetts on Tuesday. The $5 million facility will provide hangar space for maintenance and storage, and a customer terminal and conference center. Rectrix is currently providing FBO services at the field from the airport’s original main terminal until the new FBO is completed by the end of next year.
Rectrix Commercial Aviation Services has acquired APP Jet Center’s FBO facility at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SQR), Fla., for an undisclosed cash amount. The move consolidates the Massachusetts-based company’s holdings on the field while reducing the number of service providers there to two. The Rectrix Aerodrome Center now encompasses 24 acres with more than 180,000 sq ft of hangars and passenger service areas. The addition allows the FBO to service up to four aircraft at a time, with space to accommodate another 60 aircraft.
Sikorsky is to cut 540 jobs–about 3 percent of its global workforce–in the U.S. and Poland, the company said late in September, citing as the reasons, “U.S. and international economies and their impact on customers.”
Advocacy efforts by NBAA members, the Connecticut Legislative Aviation Caucus and the Connecticut Business Aviation Group to fight a personal property tax on all aircraft based in the state were successful. Last month, the House and Senate in Connecticut passed a budget that does not contain “the potentially devastating tax increases for aviation that were proposed in earlier versions,” NBAA said.
The Massachusetts Legislative Aviation Caucus, a bipartisan advocate for general aviation in the state formed five years ago, was able to put an end to Gov. Deval Patrick’s proposal to repeal the current exemption of aircraft sales taxes, the second attempt in three years. Caucus chairman and state Rep.
Heritage Aviation officially opened its environmentally green FBO at Burlington International Airport, in the Green Mountains of Vermont, last Thursday evening.
Heritage Aviation is celebrating the opening of its new 79,000-sq-ft FBO at Burlington International Airport in Vermont on May 20. Guests are invited to view the eco-friendly facility, which features roof-mounted solar panels and a wind turbine, rain-water catchment and reuse system and furnishings hand-crafted by local artisans.
Five Maine FBOs have become new Western Petroleum customers, although they will continue to sell ExxonMobil branded fuel. The five FBOs were previously serviced directly by ExxonMobil, according to Western Petroleum, which will also provide additional marketing services to the FBOs. The FBOs are Northeast Air in Portland, City of Bangor Airport, Presque Isle General Aviation, Downeast Air in Rockland
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) has filed a complaint in federal court in an attempt to block Pratt & Whitney from moving 830 union jobs out of Connecticut.
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