Rockwell Collins yesterday completed the acquisition of AR Group and its affiliated companies, including business aviation trip-support services provider Air Routing International.
Idaho Falls-based Aero Mark has opened a new FBO and hangar facility called Aero Mark XL (for “extra large”). The new building is Aero Mark’s eighth at Idaho Falls and encompasses 30,000 sq ft, large enough to fit an MD-80, and includes 12,000 sq ft of office space. Aero Mark, a Chevron fuel dealer, is celebrating its 25th year in the FBO business.
FBO Rapid Air at Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, Mich., has changed its name to Grand Rapids Air Center. The FBO participates
in Air BP’s Bravo rewards program and is a charter operator and maintenance provider. “The name ‘Grand Rapids Air Center’ better defines our geographical location and the Western Michigan market we serve,” said president Paul Heule.
Last October, the 57th Fighter Group restaurant opened its doors again at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport in Atlanta.
The Wings Club presented a $25,000 donation to the Corporate Angel Network (CAN) at the club’s 67th annual dinner dance on October 23 at New York City’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. The award was to recognize CAN’s service helping cancer patients fly to treatment centers in empty business aircraft seats. CAN has arranged more than 32,000 free flights for cancer patients.
At the October NBAA Convention CRS Jet Spares of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., gave away a new Harley-Davidson Sportster motorcycle. According to Armando Leighton, Jr., the company’s CEO and founder, this was the seventh year in which the parts supplier thanked its customers with such a drawing.
Commander 690, Wenatchee, Wash., Aug. 17, 2009–The twin turboprop suffered damage to its wing spar and ailerons after hitting trees during a family scenic mountain flight. According to a passenger, as the aircraft flew over a local ski area, friends of the family were spotted in the parking lot.
NBAA chairman Jeff Lee (left) congratulates AIN contributing editor Rob Mark, winner of this year’s NBAA Gold Wing Award for a story in AIN sister magazine Business Jet Traveler.
Walt Disney, the godfather of Orlando’s tourist industry, once said, “If you can dream it, you can do it.” If the area’s chefs and restaurateurs were looking to turn that phrase, they might say, “If you can dream it, we can cook it.” Whether you’re a strict vegetarian or a card-carrying carnivore, Orlando’s hundreds of restaurants are bound to have something to satisfy your cravings and budgets.