Berkshire Hathaway’s most recent quarterly financial report notes that revenues at its NetJets subsidiary grew by 18 percent compared with the first quarter of 2009, generating positive pre-tax earnings of $57 million in the first quarter versus a pre-tax loss of $96 million in the same period last year.
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Atlanta-based Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) last month launched a new code-share partnership with United Airlines covering flights into and out of Chicago O’Hare and Washington Dulles International Airports. ASA began the service with a February 11 flight between O’Hare and Columbus, Ohio. It now flies eight weekday flights from O’Hare and 15 weekday flights from Dulles using eight newly refurbished 50-seat Bombardier CRJ200s.
Describing general aviation as “an important part of our aviation infrastructure at Reagan National, James Bennett, president of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, called for a relaxation of restrictions on GA flights at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA).
At a ceremony held at Westchester County Airport (HPN) in New York, airport administrators and local operator groups announced the 2007 and 2008 winners of the airport’s Spirit of Noise Abatement Awards.
Airlines from as far afield as Israel have contributed to the earthquake relief effort in Haiti, where dozens of medical teams and tons of emergency supplies have poured in via Toussaint Louverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince.
Building on the success of its Teterboro (N.J.) flight-crew briefing module, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is developing a similar module for Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).
Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato and officials from the county airport authority last month confirmed that they have begun talks with Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Gulfstream International Airlines to restore nonstop air service from Pittsburgh International Airport to several regional communities.
K3 Resources has released a compelling animation of the January 15 US Airways Flight 1549 ditching in the Hudson River, including views of bird flocks caught on radar at the time the Airbus A320’s engines flamed out.
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and NBAA today released a new survey showing that recent portrayals of business aviation as mainly “fat cats” flying in large-cabin jets are inaccurate.