In recent years the city of Waco–population 150,000–has quietly built a reputation as home to a number of prominent aviation and aerospace operations, and since the election of George W. Bush has been the Texas home to Air Force One.
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In March, TAC Air acquired Knox Air at Knoxville (Tenn.) McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS). Last month, the 11-FBO chain completed a deal to acquire the second FBO on the airport, Cherokee Aviation. That makes TAC Air Knoxville the largest of the company’s facilities, with close to one million sq ft of terminal, hangar and ramp area.
Arnoni Aviation of Houston has expanded its landing gear and accessory shops by moving them to a 25,000-sq-ft facility adjacent to the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. The new location includes more than 10,000 sq ft of environmentally controlled shop space. Planned expansion in Arnoni’s growing component overhaul services prompted the move.
Stevens Aviation approached the Greenville-Spartanburg (GSP) Airport Authority with a proposal to “significantly” upgrade the company’s existing facility and continue expanding its business. GSP and the Greenville, S.C. area have been Stevens’ home base since the company began a nationwide expansion in the 1960s.
When Hurricane Charley slammed into the heavily populated west coast of Florida last month, it came with unpredicted fury. Forecasters had issued warnings for a Category 2 storm (sustained winds of 96 to 110 mph), but the system strengthened rapidly as it crossed the Gulf of Mexico. When it reached landfall at about 3:45 p.m.
Just two locations–Atlantic City, N.J., and Wichita–are in service to provide ground-based aircraft height monitoring to meet RVSM altitude-performance requirements. Cleveland and a yet-to-be-determined city in Arizona are slated to go into service “soon.” Roanoke, Va., and two cities in Canada are also behind schedule.
The 17th annual Greater Washington Aviation Opengolf and tennis tournament held May 9 at the Indian Spring Country Club in Silver Spring, Md., raised a record $115,000 for the Corporate Angel Network (CAN). Since its inception the event has raised nearly $1 million for CAN
Looking for a new Midwest gateway airport into Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)? Look no further than Port Columbus International Airport in Ohio. As of August 24, Port Columbus is a Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) gateway, a designation that allows certain general aviation operations, including corporate and on-demand charter, to fly directly from Port Columbus to Washington National.
After eight months of renovations of its FBO facility, Million Air Fayetteville, Ark., held a grand reopening on August 11. The Fayetteville Municipal Drake Field FBO now features a theater room, snooze room, catering refrigerator and new furniture in the passenger lobby, as well as a beverage bar and 72-inch flat-screen tv.
Kenneth Allison has added another FBO, the former Lafayette Regional Airport in Louisiana, to his group of Million Air-branded facilities, bringing the total to seven FBOs. Million Air Lafayette moved into modular offices in the middle of last month and planned to demolish the old terminal building shortly thereafter to make way for a new 15,000-sq-ft terminal.