Jet Aviation at Palm Beach International Airport (PBI), West Palm Beach, Fla., has done that facility’s first installation and STC approval for Universal Avionics terrain awareness and warning system (TAWS) and flight management system (FMS). “Although we have been installing other brands, this is the first time that the Universal (equipment) was installed here at West Palm Beach,” said Brian Wilson, avionics manager.
Palm Beach International Airport
Extending Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport’s Runway 13/31 is on hold. Early last month, city officials voted to halt construction at the Florida airport. A 1997 development order called for extending it from 6,930 feet to 9,000 feet, the same as Runway 9L/27R.
Galaxy Aviation is, for now, a small regional FBO chain with five bases in Florida and ambitions to extend the company’s brand of family-atmosphere customer service to locations in other parts of the U.S.
Piaggio America recently moved its North American headquarters into the Jet Aviation facility overlooking the ramp at West Palm Beach International Airport (PBI), Fla. According to Piaggio America president Tom Appleton, the company moved to PBI from its Greenville, S.C. facility in response to recent company growth. The move increased office-space capacity by more than 30 percent and also has made more hangar space available.
With the FAA planning to consolidate major ATC facilities and its regional offices, Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.), chairman of the House aviation subcommittee, believes it may take a Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC)-type process to override congressional recalcitrance.
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