NBAA has moved its headquarters in Washington, D.C., the U.S. business aviation association announced yesterday. Its new postal address is 1200 G Street NW, Suite 1100, Washington, D.C. 20005. The association’s main phone number remains the same–(202) 783-9000. General inquiries can also continue to be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Virginia’s Manassas Regional Airport, 30 miles from Washington, D.C., now offers U.S. Customs clearance services at the terminal building from 6 a.m. to midnight. Manassas has grown as an alternate airport for operators flying to the D.C. area, offering no landing fees, competitive fuel prices and two parallel runways, the longest 5,700 feet.
Pinnacle Airlines has decided to move the headquarters of its Colgan Air subsidiary to Memphis, placing the two operating units in the same location “mainly for operations, planning and communications purposes.” Some 50 Colgan employees plan to make the move to Memphis from Manassas, Va., “in the November-December time frame,” while another 45 chose not to move.
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) was Signature’s busiest base until September 11. Even after all other major airports around the country have reopened to some forms of general aviation operations, DCA remains closed to non-airline traffic. At press time, the normally bustling ramp at Signature DCA, the company’s flagship facility, was barren. The usually chock-a-block hangar was empty.
On May 9, procedures and an application process will be in effect for reimbursing FBOs and other providers of general aviation ground-support services at five airports in the Washington, D.C. area “for the direct and incremental financial losses they incurred while the airports were closed” after 9/11.
The 17th annual Greater Washington Aviation Opengolf and tennis tournament held May 9 at the Indian Spring Country Club in Silver Spring, Md., raised a record $115,000 for the Corporate Angel Network (CAN). Since its inception the event has raised nearly $1 million for CAN
At busy Manassas Regional Airport near Washington, D.C., FlightWorks has opened its third hangar/office facility for charter and aircraft management customers. Billed as private and secure for aircraft owners, the $3.5 million Manassas FlightWorks facility features 30,000 sq ft of hangar space, 10,000 sq ft for offices and 11 private garages where aircraft management customers can park their cars during trips.