Erlanger Medical Center’s Life Force aeromed rescue service has become the first in the U.S. to outfit its two Bell 412 helicopters with Honeywell’s Mk XXII enhanced ground proximity warning system (EGPWS). Life Force is a wide-reaching aeromed transport service based in Chattanooga, Tenn., and linking dozens of heath-care facilities throughout a four-state area in the Northeast.
Hawker Beechcraft King Air C90, Chattanooga, Tenn., Sept. 20, 2007–No one was killed when the King Air, on final for Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport, lost power and crashed into a utility pole in a shopping center parking lot a half mile from the runway. The airplane was destroyed.
Start-up completion and refurbishment center Air Corporate Services will officially open its doors for business next spring and is already soliciting work. According to business manager Tina Dotson, the company has begun construction of a 114,000-sq-ft facility at Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport (Lovell Field).
In March, TAC Air acquired Knox Air at Knoxville (Tenn.) McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS). Last month, the 11-FBO chain completed a deal to acquire the second FBO on the airport, Cherokee Aviation. That makes TAC Air Knoxville the largest of the company’s facilities, with close to one million sq ft of terminal, hangar and ramp area.
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