The Corporate Angel Network (CAN) recognized New York’s Westchester County and its airport (HPN) for their support in the donation of the organization’s office space for nearly 25 years. CAN’s sole mission is to transport cancer patients in empty seats on business aircraft. The recognition took place on April 26, during NBAA’s regional forum at Westchester County Airport.
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JetEquity, a charter/management company based at Westchester County Airport (HPN) in White Plains, N.Y., has launched into the line-service business with the acquisition last month of HPN’s first FBO–Skyport. “We plan to renovate the existing hangar and office complexes,” said JetEquity v-p Brian Ciambra. According to JetEquity v-p of sales and marketing Millie Becker, the company intends to acquire more FBOs.
Avitat Westchester opened its newly renovated Westchester County Airport FBO in January. Featuring a two-story 21,000-sq-ft terminal fronted by a glass canopy, Avitat Westchester’s lobby welcomes visitors with five column-shaped tropical fish aquariums and the new Café du Grand Fromage (the big cheese café). Piano music wafts throughout the lobby’s glass-canopied atrium on a Sony Disklavier automated baby grand.
Avitat Westchester has begun an 18-month extensive facelift for its existing acility at Westchester County Airport, in White Plains, N.Y. The new facility will include a 21,000-sq-ft, two-story terminal, tenant offices, crew facilities, maintenance shops and storage facilities, as well as mprovements to the existing 23,760-sq-ft hangar.
Last month nearly 30 business aircraft operators based at Westchester County Airport (HPN) received “Spirit of Noise Abatement Awards” for achieving 100-percent compliance with the voluntary night-flying restraint and high-range noise event programs in 2004. Operators achieving the lowest average sound level were US Cable, flying a Challenger 601, and JPMorgan Chase, flying a GIV and a Challenger 604.
The sentence from a Westchester County, N.Y. judge is “time served” (about nine months) for the drunk young man who took a Cessna 172 for a joyride last June from Danbury Airport, in Connecticut, landing at Westchester County Airport at 4:30 a.m. Philippe Patricio, 21, still faces airport security charges in Danbury.
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