Texas

February 2, 2013 - 12:40am
Lyon Bron airport hosted an educational event last fall to show local company executives the value of business aviation.

While many European airports saw traffic decline last year, Lyon Bron airport bucked the trend, experiencing 7.7-percent growth (to 5,818 aircraft movements) in business aviation traffic over the first 11 months of 2012, according to local statistics. Numbers at the Europe-wide level indicate a 4.69-percent drop in business aviation traffic over the same period.

January 9, 2013 - 12:45pm

BBA Aviation named Doug Meador president of its Dallas Airmotive subsidiary. The eight-year company veteran has been CFO of the subsidiary since June 2005. Before that he was vice president and general manager of operations for Dallas Airmotive’s Forest Park maintenance, repair and overhaul facility. Responsibilities will encompass all areas of Dallas Airmotive global engine repair and overhaul operations. Before joining Dallas Airmotive in August 2004, Meador was plant manager at General Electric Engine Services in Dallas.

January 2, 2013 - 1:05am

Custom Control Concepts has been selected by L-3 Platform Integration in Waco, Texas, to provide high-definition entertainment and cabin management systems in a head-of-state 747-8 project.

The Kent, Wash. supplier is expected to design and manufacture almost all of the highly customized components. The entire system when complete will be laid out and bench tested before delivery. The contract marks the latest collaboration between L-3 and CCC in a series of bizliner interior outfitting jobs.

December 24, 2012 - 3:00pm

A Beechcraft King Air E90 crashed 20 miles southeast of Amarillo, Texas, at about 6 p.m. local time on December 14. The aircraft had departed Rick Husband Amarillo International (AMA) Airport about 10 minutes earlier into what were reported as high winds. Both occupants were killed and the aircraft was destroyed after it hit terrain.

November 12, 2012 - 1:30pm

While the new Runway 18/36 at Collin County Regional Airport (KTKI) took longer to build than anyone would have liked–about seven years from first concept to the first takeoff–the new 7,002-foot-long by 150-foot-wide surface was badly needed to replace the original runway built in 1979.

The $52 million project in McKinney, Texas, consumed nearly 53,000 tons of concrete and was constructed just east of the original surface, which now serves as a parallel taxiway. The runway was the Texas Department of Transportation’s largest ever aviation construction project.

November 1, 2012 - 12:15am

Venice Airport on Florida’s Gulf Coast stands out among the 40 or so fields that received FAA Airport Improvement Program grants totaling more than $260 million in August. It’s not because Venice is a bastion of business aviation activity–the field is lucky to see six bizjet movements per day–nor did it receive the largest ($32.9 million) or smallest ($791,000) grant.

November 1, 2012 - 12:15am
Florida’s Venice Airport

Venice Airport on Florida’s Gulf Coast stands out among the 40 or so fields that received FAA Airport Improvement Program grants totaling more than $260 million in August. It’s not because Venice is a bastion of business aviation activity–the field is lucky to see six bizjet movements per day–nor did it receive the largest ($32.9 million) or smallest ($791,000) grant.

October 31, 2012 - 5:38pm

Bell Helicopter broke ground October 15 on its new Fort Worth, Tex. headquarters building.

Bell’s new, energy-efficient 210,000-sq-ft headquarters will house administration, support functions, program offices, a customer center and an integrated training facility. The Bell Helicopter training facility, currently located at Fort Worth Alliance Airport, will be moved to the new global headquarters.

October 29, 2012 - 4:15pm

Jet Aviation (Booth No. 3797) has added 20 aircraft to its management fleet and expanded capabilities and ramp space at its Houston and Dallas FBO facilities.

October 18, 2012 - 3:15pm

Bell Helicopter broke ground this week on its new Fort Worth, Texas headquarters, a 210,000-sq-ft facility that will house administration, support functions, program offices, customer center and an integrated training center when it opens in 2014. The Bell Helicopter training facility, currently located at Fort Worth Alliance Airport, will also be moved to the new global headquarters.

 
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