Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), ranking Republican on the Senate aviation subcommittee, has also become the ranking minority member of the full Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation following the July 29 indictment of Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) on corruption charges.
Jet-fuel discount provider Best AeroNet formally opened its Lake Texoma Jet Center on the Sherman/Denison Grayson County Airport (GYI) last month and announced the formation of two other related businesses.
Dallas Airmotive senior manager of marketing Bill Barber, 61, retired last month after a decade with the engine maintenance company. Barber, who joined Dallas Airmotive in 1992, developed major marketing programs for the company, and managed Web site development and trade-show appearances.
The Ross Aviation FBO chain acquired Laredo Air Center in Laredo, Texas.
In a project that adds more than 45,000 sq ft to its Love Field facility, General Dynamics Aviation Services is expanding its Dallas Service Center by leasing a hangar from Signature Flight Support. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
West Star Aviation is increasing capacity at its Dallas Love Field facility to keep
up with demand for Citation, Hawker, Beechjet, King Air, Falcon and Learjet maintenance and avionics service and installation. The company has expanded
LEARJET 24D, EL PASO, TEXAS, DEC. 10, 2001–Two pilots, the only occupants, were killed when their Learjet 24D (N997TD) crashed in a remote desert area at about 6:30 p.m. and was destroyed while nearing El Paso International Airport on an IFR flight plan from Harlingen, Texas.
Air Culinaire, the Arlington, Va.-based business aviation caterer, announced the January 1 opening of a facility at Dallas Love Field. Air Culinaire COO Cliff Smith said the company will take over the food service operation currently handled by Signature Flight Support and will be providing catering throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Tyler Jet Aircraft Sales, hit hard by the downturn in the economy last year and the aftermath of September 11, is expected to emerge from reorganizing under Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings within the next 60 days, according to v-p and general manager Orville Winover. Tyler Jet Aircraft Sales was forced into Chapter 7 in February, but in March the bankruptcy court granted Tyler’s motion to put the case under Chapter 11.
To more closely reflect its primary customer base of business aviation, the city of Dallas is changing the name of Redbird Airport to Dallas Executive Airport, effective May 1. Business aircraft are now served by two FBOs–Dallas Air Services and Jet Center. A third FBO, to be operated by Cutter Aviation, is scheduled to open next month.