The San Diego Superior Court in California recently ruled that three airplane hangars purchased and occupied on leased space at San Diego Brown Field are “removable trade fixtures.” As such, the court found that the hangars are the sole property of the tenant, Finch Aerospace, which operates the California Flight Museum. Finch subleased the space for the hangars from FBO Lancair, which argued that its master lease with the city gave it control over its tenants’ hangars. Therefore, it prevented Finch from selling or moving the hangars, a situation that led to the lawsuit.
Landmark Aviation has broken ground on its new FBO at San Diego International Airport. The 12.4-acre FBO campus will feature a 20,000-sq-ft terminal and five hangars, along with 250,000 sq ft of ramp space. The facility will be built to achieve Leed Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. “This groundbreaking officially kicks off the much anticipated FBO campus development that we have all been working so hard toward,” said Landmark president and CEO Dan Bucaro.
Chromalloy has opened its newly renovated turbine engine repair center and service depot in San Diego. The expanded and remodeled engine center now offers turbine parts repair and overhaul, leasing services, workscope management and module refurbishment.
The inaugural NBAA Light Business Airplane Conference (LBA2009) scheduled for March in San Diego will be held during two days (March 13-14) instead of the originally planned three days, according to NBAA. The move to shorten the conference reflects the challenges posed by the state of the economy. NBAA has also lowered prices, reducing attendance fees by 50 percent and indoor exhibit fees by 20 percent.
Monarch Aircraft Restoration, a Part 145 Repair Station providing interior refurbishment and repair throughout Southern California, recently expanded its capabilities.
Monarch Aircraft Restoration Services, a San Diego-based Part 145 repair station providing interior refurbishment, has expanded its capabilities by adding a “Monarch Dispatch Team” of licensed A&P mechanics to provide interior removal, reinstallation and repair services. The “go team” will travel to any airport within a 150-mile radius of the San Diego area.
The City of San Diego has issued a request for proposals for development of a 10-acre site at Brown Field Municipal Airport. Any aviation-related use will be considered, according to the RFP, which added that the site is ideal for an FBO, maintenance company, flight school, charter operation or hangar rental facility. The site was occupied by used car companies and housed an underground fuel farm, which has been removed.
San Diego-based Crownair has acquired RoigWest Maintenance, a turbine aircraft maintenance and support center at Van Nuys Airport, the third busiest general aviation airport in the world, as well as West Coast Jet Services at McClellan Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, Calif. West Coast Jet Services will now be known as Crownair Aviation CRQ.
San Diego-based Crownair (Booth No. 1650) has acquired RoigWest Maintenance, a turbine aircraft maintenance and support center at Van Nuys Airport, the third busiest general aviation airport in the world, as well as West Coast Jet Services at McClellan Palomar Airport in Carlsbad. West Coast Jet Services will now be known as Crownair Aviation CRQ.
The NTSB is in the preliminary stages of its investigation into two separate business aircraft accidents on October 24 that killed 15 people. At about 12:30 p.m., a King Air 200 owned and operated by Hendrick Motorsports crashed near Martinsville, Va., while en route to a Nascar race that afternoon, killing all 10 aboard.
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