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October 12, 2010 - 6:41am

The former Titletown Jet Center in Green Bay, Wis., is now Jet Air Services. The FBO recently opened a new 5,000-sq-ft terminal building and 24,000-sq-ft hangar. Strategically located for great circle route arrivals from international destinations, Jet Air now offers international trash handling, thanks to the airport’s installation of sanitizing equipment and airport-based U.S. Customs agents.

October 12, 2010 - 6:40am

McClellan Jet Services at McClellan Airfield north of Sacramento, Calif., has joined the Shell Aviation fuel network and will offer customers Shell AeroClass rewards. The FBO is housed in an 8,000-sq-ft terminal building and offers 220,000 sq ft of hangar space.

October 12, 2010 - 6:30am

Palm Springs, Calif.-based Desert Jet is promoting charter quotes via its Facebook page, and the company claims that this is the first air charter quoting program accessible from a social media platform. “This quoting tool provides quick and easy access via Facebook to instant charter quotes for Desert Jet’s entire charter fleet, as well as the ability to request a reservation with a click of the mouse,” the company said.

September 29, 2010 - 11:23am

Helicopter operators wanting to fly into London now have a less costly alternative to the London Heliport at Battersea. Aircraft charter broker Jet Booking Direct is offering the use of a temporary landing site at The Ham Polo Club for VFR movements only.

August 26, 2010 - 11:52am

Desert Jet, an aircraft charter company based near Palm Springs, Calif., yesterday launched what it claims is the first air charter quoting program accessible from a social media platform. With the added feature, customers can request quotes for flights directly from the company’s Facebook page.

August 3, 2010 - 6:47am

The new passenger terminal at the London Heliport was officially opened on July 13. The facility is operated and managed by PremiAir on behalf of its parent company von Essen Group, which is due to open its new Hotel Verta on the same site next month.

August 2, 2010 - 9:53am

Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, Beagle Bay, Australia, Jan. 14, 2010–The turboprop single was cruising at approximately 9,500 feet en route to Koolan Island when the pilot noticed a drop in the engine torque indication and a corresponding decrease in engine oil pressure. He advanced the throttle, but the torque and oil pressure continued to decrease, so he diverted to the nearest airstrip.

August 2, 2010 - 9:45am

Hawker Beechcraft King Air C90, Fort Worth, Texas, June 3, 2010–The King Air, owned and operated by the FAA, was substantially damaged when the nose landing gear collapsed on landing at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport. While cycling the gear during an inspector currency flight, the crew reported hearing a loud bang and observed a “gear unsafe” indication.

 
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