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Monday
Jul252011

GA Groups Press Ahead Toward Day in Court on BARR

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) announced that, following a court's decision not to suspend the government's looming deadline for curtailing the Block Aircraft Registration Request (BARR) program, the three associations will move ahead expeditiously toward a full hearing on the matter.

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Thursday
Jul212011

General Aviation Industry United in Opposition to Renewed User Fee Proposal

The nation's leading general aviation organizations on Tuesday sent a joint letter to all members of the U.S. House and Senate, urging them to abandon a proposal to charge a $25 "departure fee" on both airline and general aviation flights.

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Wednesday
Jul132011

FuelerLinx Launches Enhanced FuelerLinx4.0™

FuelerLinx launched FuelerLinx 4.0™, a networked version with mobile accessibility, allowing users to manage their fuel prices while on the road.  

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Wednesday
Jul132011

TAC Air SUS Granted Gateway Status to DCA

TAC Air, a division of Truman Arnold Companies, has been approved to serve as a gateway location for aircraft operators conducting flight operations to Ronald Reagan National Airport (KDCA).

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Tuesday
Jul122011

Municipalities Competing with Private FBOs: Fair or Foul?

As many of you are aware, over the past couple of years there has been an effort by a number of municipal airport managements in the United States interested in entering the aviation services business where private enterprise providers already exist.

It’s a political hot potato to be sure. No one is suggesting that municipal airport-managed FBOs should not exist. There have always been airport-managed FBOs providing essential services at small and large airports, and for good reasons.

The controversy arises when a municipal airport authority decides to either compete with or edge out an existing private FBO enterprise. This begs the question: Is it fair, or is it foul? To answer this question, let’s examine both sides of the issue.

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Friday
Jul082011

Prime Jet - Back in Operation with Gulfstream 550

Prime Jet, a part 135 FAA Worldwide-Certificated operator, announces its re-emergence with the addition of a Gulfstream G-550 conformed on June 9, 2011. Prime Jet shows a domestic and international presence with offices in Colorado, Arizona and Singapore.

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Friday
Jul082011

Spirit of St. Louis Fixed Base Operations Consolidate

TAC Air, a division of Truman Arnold Companies, has acquired the assets of Executive Beechcraft, Inc. (operated as Signature Flight Support) at Spirit of St. Louis (SUS) airport.

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Friday
Jul082011

ASUR Announces Total Passenger Traffic for June 2011 Up

Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: ASR; BMV: ASUR) (ASUR), announced that total passenger traffic for June 2011 increased by 0.6% when compared to June 2010.

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Friday
Jul082011

Banyan Receives Pilots’ Choice Award

Banyan Air Service, located at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, was recently voted #3 U.S. FBO, #1 Southeast U.S. FBO and #2 Star FBO in the FltPlan.com 2011 Pilots’ Choice Survey. 

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Friday
Jul082011

FAA Agrees to Extend Deadline for Paperwork to Remain in BARR Program

After being notified that general aviation operator groups plan to challenge changes to the Block Aircraft Registration Request (BARR) program, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on July 1, 2011, agreed to extend from July 5, 2011, to July 14, 2011, the deadline for owner/operators to submit paperwork to remain in the program "for the convenience of the Court." For the moment, the implementation date for the Department of Transportation's (DOT's) planned changes remains August 2, 2011.

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