Greater Phoenix-area airports are gearing up for Super Bowl XLIX and Super Season 2015 in anticipation of a significant influx of activity for major events early next year. In addition to the Super Bowl game on February 1 and the 2015 Pro Bowl, both in the University of Phoenix stadium, the annual PGA Waste Management golf tournament and the Barrett-Jackson classic auto auction take place within days. The latter two occur just north of Scottsdale Municipal Airport (SDL), the 16th largest U.S. business aviation airport.
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The FAA approved increasing the mtow at Scottsdale Airport in Arizona
to 100,000 pounds, according to NBAA, which worked with the Arizona Business Aviation Association and the local community to secure the approval. The Scottsdale City Council raised the previous limit of 75,000 pounds to 100,000 pounds late last year.
NBAA and the Arizona Business Aviation Association (AZBAA) praised local city leaders in Scottsdale, Ariz., for their decision last month to raise the aircraft weight limit for Scottsdale Airport (SDL) to 100,000 pounds from 75,000. The move, which NBAA said will attract more business and economic activity to the community, follows more than a year of advocacy work by the AZBAA.
NBAA on Friday praised the Arizona Business Aviation Association (AZBAA) and local city leaders in Scottsdale, Ariz., on the decision last week to raise the aircraft weight limit for Scottsdale Airport from 75,000 to 100,000 pounds. The move, which NBAA said will attract more business and economic activity to the community, follows more than a year of advocacy work by the AZBAA.
The Scottsdale, Ariz. city council has approved construction of Scottsdale Air Center, a full-service FBO. Herb Marchman is president and managing partner of the company. Marchman currently operates FBOs in Santa Fe, N.M., and Colorado Springs, Colo. The Santa Fe Air Center is a five-time Gold Award winner from Exxon/Mobil’s Avitat chain of elite executive-level FBOs.
On a typical midday Wednesday recently, more than 50 business jets and turboprops graced the ramp at the Scottsdale (Ariz.) Airport (SDL) just northeast of Phoenix.
Further evidence that Scottsdale Airport (SDL), 14 miles southeast of Phoenix Sky Harbor International, is an increasingly active business aviation center in Arizona and the southwest surfaced March 4 when the field’s fifth and newest FBO, Scottsdale AirCenter, hosted a display of nearly 30 business and GA aircraft.
Corporate Jets at Scottsdale Airport, Ariz., recently opened its new 3,000-sq-ft crew lounge. The new facility, on the second floor overlooking the ramp, features three separate seating areas with wall-mounted plasma television screens, kitchen, showers, a conference room and individual flight-planning areas.