Jet Aviation has launched the Jet Response mobile maintenance service program with mobile maintenance vehicles based at Boston/Bedford, Mass., and Teterboro airports. The service targets AOG operators in the Boston, White Plains and Teterboro areas. The trucks contain a fully functional workshop and benches complete with electronic data and supplies.
Ross Aviation, a nationwide FBO chain, has acquired the assets of an FBO formerly operated by Ronson Aviation at Trenton Mercer Airport in West Trenton, N.J. The FBO–which for now will continue to be known as Ronson Aviation–is the 14th location in the Ross network.
In 1986, at age 18, Mario Diaz came from his native Argentina "to spend a couple of months." Twenty-five years later he is CEO of Cabin Crafters, a fast-growing completion and refurbishment center tucked away in the suburbs of South Hackensack, N.J., five minutes from Teterboro Airport.
In 1986, Mario Diaz came from his native Argentina as a boy "to spend a couple of months." Twenty-five years later he is CEO of Cabin Crafters, a fast-growing completion and refurbishment center tucked away in the suburbs of South Hackensack, N.J., five minutes from Teterboro Airport, where his father began his own career in aviation.
The business aviation forum held on June 10 at Teterboro Airport was NBAA’s largest and most successful regional exhibition to date, according to the organizers. Some 1,900 people registered to attend the event, which showcased 90 exhibitors and more than 30 aircraft on the static display, including Embraer’s new Phenom 300 and a Beechjet fitted out with the interior for the Nextant 400Next.
Like many EBACE exhibitors, Morristown Municipal Airport (Booth No. 454) is here at EBACE encouraging aircraft operators traveling to the U.S. to try a different airport instead of the higher-profile ports of entry (POE). Morristown is a New Jersey suburb west of New York City, and its airport features a 5,999-foot ILS-served main runway, control tower, fire-and-rescue operation and a U.S.
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has updated its online Teterboro Airport training tool, which covers critical safety information for pilots operating from the busy airport. The tool includes graphical presentations of runway incursion hot spots, scenarios for common pilot errors, aircraft lighting configurations and takeoff procedures.
FlightSafety International has promoted Scott Hunter to director of maintenance training sales. “Our customers will appreciate and benefit from Scott’s experience, in-depth understanding of aircraft maintenance training and commitment to excellence in customer service,” said Mike Lee, director of maintenance training business development. Hunter replaces Doug Bowen, who has been named director of maintenance training services.
The trial of Michael and Paul Brassington, John Kimberling, Brien McKenzie and pilot Francis Vieira, executives and employees of now defunct Platinum Jet Management, has been rescheduled for May 11 to give both sides more time to prepare.
The FAA’s January 2010 Business Jet Report shows total business jet operations worldwide down 19.6 percent last year compared with 2008. Total operations climbed from nearly four million per year in 2001 to a peak of more than 4.8 million in 2007, then dropped to less than 4.3 million in 2008 and 3.5 million last year. In the U.S., the top five destinations are Teterboro, Dulles, Westchester County, Dallas Love Field and Houston Hobby.