The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority board of trustees chose Million Air as the winner of a request for proposal to build a new FBO at Reno-Tahoe International Airport, and now the negotiation process for the lease of the property is under way.
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Hill Aircraft & Leasing celebrated its 55th year at Fulton County Airport-Brown Field in Atlanta, Ga., last month with a waffle breakfast catered by the Waffle House restaurant chain.
World-class aviation and aerospace training joined world-class research, design, testing and manufacturing in a ceremony Tuesday at the Wichita State University National Institute for Aviation Research booth (No. 1107).
Atlantic Aviation plans to add a 12,000-sq-ft hangar to its facility at DeKalb Peachtree Airport in Atlanta. In addition to the hangar–which will be designed for Gulfstream G550s and completed by fall 2011–Atlantic is adding 3,200 sq ft of office space at its Atlanta location. Atlantic Aviation, which claims to have the largest network of fixed-base operations in the U.S., is exhibiting here at Booth No. 6436.
StandardAero (Booth No. 7601) has reopened its TFE731 heavy maintenance, repair and overhaul operation at its 265,000-sq-ft production and support facility in Springfield, Ill. The shop will initially be capable of providing major periodic inspections (MPIs) for Honeywell TFE731s but shop capabilities will be reassessed periodically for the possible addition of other engine types and services.
The Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Authority is embarking on a plan to build at Lovell Field Airport a new FBO that will be managed by an independent third party. Requests for proposal for those interested in operating the FBO will be posted on October 1. Construction of the new facility should be completed by mid-2011.
Wichita-based Hawker Beechcraft and the machinists union that represents its production workers agreed to reopen contract negotiations tomorrow, with a membership vote now scheduled for October 16, a union spokesman said. This comes on the heels of an agreement reached on Tuesday evening by the company, the union and Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson that would keep the “vast majority” of Hawker Beechcraft jobs in Wichita.
StandardAero is now offering TFE731 heavy maintenance, repair and overhaul out of its 265,000-sq-ft production and support facility in Springfield. “We’re driving our business aviation unit back to our customer’s needs. We’d taken our eye off that mark and in the 12 months since last year’s NBAA we’ve done everything we said we would do,” Scott Taylor, senior v-p of business aviation, told AIN.
The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority board of trustees chose Million Air as the winner of a request for proposals to build a new FBO at Reno-Tahoe International Airport, and now the negotiation process for the lease of the property is under way. Assuming the lease is signed, Million Air will start FBO operations right away while building a new facility.
NBAA is still looking for volunteers to help with the community build project before its convention in Atlanta this month. Among the tasks scheduled for the Sunday, October 17 event (to be held at the Brookhaven Boys and Girls Club, located near DeKalb-Peachtree Airport) will be the construction of a playground, an outdoor classroom and a garden, as well as renovations to the club’s gymnasium, outdoor volleyball courts and teen center.