Wilson Air Center has begun the second phase of expanding its FBO at Houston Hobby Airport. Phase one consisted of a total renovation of its existing facility, including pilots’ lounges and snooze rooms, a presidential suite and more than 80,000 sq ft of hangar space. The next installment will include the construction of a 25,000-sq-ft hangar, capable of accommodating the G650, along with a new office complex. The project is scheduled for completion in the spring.
William P. Hobby Airport
Wilson Air Center has begun the second phase of expansion at its FBO at Houston Hobby Airport. Phase one consisted of a total renovation of its existing facility, including pilots’ lounges and snooze rooms, a presidential suite and more than 80,000 sq ft of hangar space. The next installment will include the construction of a G650-size 25,000-sq-ft hangar with office complex.
Atlantic Aviation (Booth No. N4500) has announced it will embark on a $15 million development plan for its two Houston-area FBOs. At its flagship Houston Hobby Airport location, the company will build a new 16,000-sq-ft terminal, which will replace its current 1972 vintage structure, one of the original Atlantic FBOs.
Atlantic Aviation announced today that it will embark on a more than $15 development project for its two Houston-area FBOs. At its flagship Houston Hobby location, the company will build a new 16,000-sq-ft terminal, which will replace its current 1972-vintage structure that is one of the original Atlantic FBOs.
The NTSB is investigating the April 28 incident at Houston Hobby in which a Bell 407 operated by Helicopters, Inc. and a Southwest Airlines 737 nearly collided. Both aircraft were departing in day VFR.
The FAA’s January 2010 Business Jet Report shows total business jet operations worldwide down 19.6 percent last year compared with 2008. Total operations climbed from nearly four million per year in 2001 to a peak of more than 4.8 million in 2007, then dropped to less than 4.3 million in 2008 and 3.5 million last year. In the U.S., the top five destinations are Teterboro, Dulles, Westchester County, Dallas Love Field and Houston Hobby.
Houston Hobby Airport’s March 20 Wings & Wheels Open House is hosting Cessna Day and an AOPA-sponsored Let’s Go Flying! event. Local airplane and helicopter flight schools will highlight their pilot training programs at the event, to be held at the 1940 Air Terminal Museum. Admission is free for fly-in visitors. “Cessna Day has always been one of our most popular events,” said P.J.
Enterprise Jet Center at Houston’s Hobby Airport appointed Bobby Courtney as president and CEO. An Avfuel dealer, Enterprise resident and CEO. An Avfuel dealer, Enterprise is the only FBO with a canopy at Hobby Airport and offers full maintenance services and aircraft cleaning by subsidiary Hobby Skyclean. Courtney previously ran JetDirect Aviation’s Dallas Love Field FBO and Midwest Aviation Center in Chesterfield, Mo., as general manager.
The Houston City Council voted in January to change the name of Houston’s oldest airport from Ellington Field to Ellington Airport in an effort to “broaden the future use of the airport with high hopes it will grow as a business asset.” Ellington offers much less congestion than nearby Hobby Airport with its busy airline operations and it is served by two FBOs, Volo Aviation and Southwest Airport Services.
Robinson R44, Brazos Block 532, Gulf of Mexico, May 29, 2003–Robinson N7188K crashed into the Gulf of Mexico, killing Dudley Tarlton, the sole- occupant ATP-rated pilot. The accident occurred near Brazos Block 532 at approximately 4 a.m. CDT. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Tarlton Helicopters of Houston.
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