To demonstrate the feasibility of a major restructuring of its aircraft cabin-completion process, Bombardier recently delivered the first Challenger 604 to be outfitted by the Canadian airframer in Montreal, where the airplane is built.
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Cessna Citation 650, Benton Harbor, Mich., Aug. 31, 2007–The Citation III hit a deer during its takeoff roll from Southwest Michigan Regional Airport at Benton Harbor and taxied back to the hangar. The two crewmembers and two passengers were not injured in the incident. The extent of the damage to the aircraft–registered to Maytag of Newton, Iowa–was unknown.
Hawker Beechcraft King Air E90B, Ruidoso, N.M., Aug. 5, 2007–The Southwest MedEvac King Air was destroyed when it crashed while maneuvering four miles southeast of the Sierra Blanca Regional Airport in Ruidoso. All five people on board–the ATP-rated pilot, the flight nurse, the flight medic, the patient and the patient’s mother–were killed. The airplane was en route to Albuquerque in VMC with the patient, a 15-month-old.
Why are all NBAA Conventions now on the East Coast? Why doesn’t NBAA use Las Vegas anymore? How about Chicago and Dallas?
GFK Flight Support broke ground on new FBO facilities at Grand Forks Airport in North Dakota last month. The $4.5 million terminal includes a two-story building with sky-lit walls, hotel-class lobby and additional hangar space, bringing the total to 130,000 sq ft. The building includes four classrooms, pilot pro shop, weather room, 25-person conference room, in-house theater and indoor parking spaces for aircraft owners’ vehicles.
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.-based Aero Toy Store announced Tuesday the grand opening of a Las Vegas sales center, located at McCarran International Airport. The sales and completions company owns FBOs and sales centers in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Montreal, Canada.
Infinity Aviation Group has purchased assets of the former Keyson Airways and Keyson Enterprises FBO at Boire Field Airport in Nashua, N.H. Infinity, which provides charter/management and maintenance services at Nashua, is now a full-service FBO with an additional 40,000 sq ft of hangar and office space as well as several more maintenance and avionics technicians.
Wichita, Kan.-based Cessna Aircraft (Booth No. 8550) broke ground last week for a third manufacturing building in Columbus, Ga.
A new company called Phoenix Skyplan has joined the ranks of flight planning, handling and fuel sourcing providers. The new venture is a strategic partnership between Calgary, Alberta-based Skyplan and Phoenix Fuel of Sheridan, Wyo. Exhibiting here at the Phoenix Fuel booth (No.
Universal Avionics Systems Corp. of Tucson, Ariz., announced that Charles Edmondson, one of the founders of the company along with the late Hubert Naimer, has retired. The two men founded the company in Torrance, Calif., in 1980. As executive vice president, Edmondson had responsibility for Universal Avionics’ worldwide operations. More recently, he served as senior corporate vice president and as a member of the board of directors.