Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California

February 4, 2012 - 12:50am

It’s another election year and time for a fresh round of craven attacks on general aviation by the uninformed elected.

While Congress can’t seem to pass an FAA budget on time, that hasn’t stopped a few members from attempting to micromanage FAA authority in their own districts, especially if it helps them get re-elected.

October 20, 2011 - 3:45pm

Van Nuys, Calif.-based Elite Aviation has partnered with Piaggio Aero to expand Piaggio Avanti II sales on the U.S. West Coast. Under the agreement Elite will handle Avanti II sales in California, Oregon, Washington and Nevada. “The move into sales is a logical extension for Elite Aviation,” the company said.

May 29, 2011 - 2:15pm

Mid-Continent Instruments’ Van Nuys, Calif. facility has been awarded full Class 1, 2, 3 radio and Class 3 accessory repair certification from the FAA. The certification enables the company to add avionics and accessory types to its current service offerings without applying for each approval from the local FAA Flight Standards District Office. They are the highest level of repair certifications issued by the FAA.

November 30, 2010 - 11:17am

Van Nuys, Calif.-based TWC Aviation signed a binding agreement to acquire ACM Aviation, a worldwide aircraft management and charter firm based in San Jose, Calif. The deal will give the combined company 22 operating bases throughout the U.S. Privately held TWC Aviation provides aircraft charter, management, sales and maintenance.

October 19, 2010 - 4:16pm

Van Nuys, Calif.-based Clay Lacy Aviation (Booth No. 2027) added eight business jets to its managed fleet in the first three quarters of this year, including a Falcon 2000, Hawker 800,  Gulfstream V and Gulfstream 450, two Gulfstream IVs and two Gulfstream 550s. In addition, the company has reported a 22-percent increase in charter hours and a 13-percent jump in total flight hours from the same period last year.

September 28, 2010 - 10:20am

The Van Nuys, Calif., Castle & Cooke base partnered with The Hiller Group to become a dealer for Chevron aviation fuel. Castle & Cook has been based at Van Nuys since 1981 and offers more than 120,000 sq ft of office and hangar space. More than 65 jets are based at the Castle & Cooke Van Nuys FBO, which in 2009 signed a 30-year lease with airport owner Los Angeles World Airports and gained full FBO rights.

March 30, 2010 - 5:10am

The Los Angeles City Council voted on February 26 to ban Stage 2 aircraft from operating at Van Nuys (Calif.), phasing out these noisier jets over the next six years. The ban immediately affects aircraft generating more than 85 decibels and lowers the decibel limit in stages in 2011 and 2014. In 2016, any aircraft noisier than 77 decibels will be banned from using Van Nuys.

March 23, 2010 - 11:39am

The Los Angeles City Council voted on February 26 to ban Stage 2 aircraft from operating at Van Nuys (Calif.), phasing out these noisier jets over the next six years. The ban immediately affects aircraft generating more than 85 decibels and lowers the decibel limit in stages in 2011 and 2014. In 2016, any aircraft noisier than 77 decibels will be banned from using Van Nuys.

October 19, 2009 - 6:44am

What economic downturn? Clay Lacy Aviation (CLA) announced the highest growth in its managed-aircraft fleet this year since its founding more than 40 years ago, adding 14 aircraft during the first three quarters. “Aircraft owners today more than ever are looking to maximize the value of their aviation operations,” CLA president Brian Kirkdoffer said in explaining the uptick.

February 27, 2009 - 11:02am

Citing changes in the economy, charter management firm FirstFlight has sold its West Coast division less than a year after launching it. Richard Hodkinson, who served as president of the division, plans to re-launch the business from its Van Nuys facility as JetCore.

 
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