Geography of the United States

October 4, 2007 - 5:35am

CJ Systems Aviation Group is expanding its Baptist Hospital LifeFlight aeromedical program in Pensacola, Fla., with a second base at Mobile, Ala. Baptist Hospital and CJ Systems have taken over responsibility for air-transport services from an operation formerly managed by the University of South Alabama Medical Center.

October 3, 2007 - 11:13am

Oklahoma-based Nordam Group has opened a business aircraft interior components production center at the former 70,000-sq-ft Bomhoff Industries facility in Wichita.

October 3, 2007 - 11:13am

Mercury Air Services added a new hangar, shop space and tenant office structure last month to its FBO at Charleston International Airport, S.C. The new 23,000-sq-ft hangar bay with 28-foot-high doors can accommodate business jets as large as the Global Express. There is also a 15,000-sq-ft maintenance area and 7,000 sq ft of office and shop space.

October 3, 2007 - 10:46am

EVASWorldwide, the Ramsey, N.J.-based distributor for the Emergency Vision Assurance System (EVAS), has appointed Business Jet Aircraft Completions (BJAC) as an installation center. BJAC has service facilities in Hartford, Conn., Montreal and Tucson. BJAC will now offer EVAS clients its international mobile technical-service teams. These mobile teams travel to a client’s home base and perform system installations.

October 3, 2007 - 9:57am

Webster Bank’s Center Capital of Waterbury, Conn., has formed a general aviation finance division headquartered in Dallas. The new division’s target market initially is new and pre-owned helicopters and airplanes, as well as maintenance projects, valued at under $2 million. Charles McGuire, v-p and general manager of the division, told AIN that there are no restrictions with reference to aircraft age or noise stage.

October 3, 2007 - 9:22am

Operators intending to enter any of the nine designated temporary flight restriction (TFR) areas in effect during the Olympic Winter Games around Salt Lake City Valley and Northern Utah in February must have advance permission. The Utah Olympic Public Safety Command (UOPSC) is now accepting permission request applications, which must be returned to the UOPSC no later than December 3. The games are scheduled to be held from February 2 to 24.

October 3, 2007 - 9:06am

Within the next six weeks homeowners surrounding Boca Raton (Fla.) Airport will be able to go to a Web site if they have an aircraft noise complaint. Developed by Megadata of Greenwich, Conn., AirportMonitor software displays aircraft in flight with a detailed overlay map of the streets neighboring the airport up to 96 mi away. Site visitors can see a readout of aircraft type, speed and altitude.

October 2, 2007 - 11:31am

The World Trade Organization ruled that $1.13 billion in low-interest loans issued through Canada’s Export Development Corp. to support the sale of 51 Canadair Regional Jets to Appleton, Wis.-based Air Wisconsin constitutes an illegal government subsidy. An interim WTO report, issued last month in response to a formal protest by the government of Brazil, calls for the withdrawal of the loans.

October 2, 2007 - 11:12am

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.

September 27, 2007 - 6:41am

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.

 
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