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.
Pro-Star Aviation of Londonderry, N.H., has been designated a PC-12NG service center and sales rep. The company will be responsible for servicing the northeastern region, including Vermont, Connecticut, Delaware, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Maine, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Michigan.
During Donald Staszko’s 42 years and 30,000 hours of flying and 32 years with American Airlines, he wisely built a real estate and commercial property development business. Although Staszko retired from the airline in December 2005 before the then-age 60 rule would have forced his departure, he had also made a well timed investment at Plymouth Municipal Airport in Massachusetts.
An amendment to Massachusetts’ recently approved 2002 budget (H.B.3207) will eliminate the 5-percent sales and use tax when aircraft and aircraft parts are sold in the state, starting in March. Even though the tax- break amendment was approved as the legislature completed its business for the year, state tax officials will need until March to make the required procedural changes that formally extinguish the tax.
The former Valet Air Services at Burlington (Vt.) International Airport (BTV) has been acquired by Amports and renamed FBO AvCenter Burlington. It joins four other FBO AvCenters around the country. Amport executive v-p Clive Lowe told AIN there are no management or service changes planned at the Burlington FBO, but there will soon be some “minor upgrades” to facilities.
The Connecticut Business Aviation Group (CBAG) recently formalized its organization, establishing its mandate and selecting its team of executive officers at a meeting at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks.
TAC Air, a division of the Truman Arnold Companies, held ceremonies to open its new hangar complex at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn., last month. The 20,000-sq-ft hangar/office complex has 6,200 sq ft of office space and a 33,000-sq-ft ramp with radiant heating extending 10 feet from the door. The new building gives TAC Air 70,000 sq ft of hangar floor area under roof.
Two new local business aviation associations are forming on the East Coast. The First Coast Business Pilots Association (FCBPA) in the Jacksonville, Fla. area is soliciting members from northeast Florida and southeast Georgia. Membership is open to business aviation pilots. To join, contact Randy Donaldson of the FCBPA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tech Engineering, an AOG mobile repair service, has xpanded its capabilities to include a base operation center at the Lanmar Aviation facility on the Groton-New London Airport in Groton, Conn. The service is available 24 hours a day and offers avionics maintenance and inspections as well as airframe and powerplant repair and inspections.
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