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Monday
Nov152010

NBAA Welcomes Graves as New House GA Caucus Chair

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)  welcomed the announcement that U.S. Rep. Sam Graves (R-6-MO) will serve as co-chair of the House General Aviation (GA) Caucus when the 112th Congress convenes in January 2011.

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Monday
Nov152010

Midstate Aviation - Preparing For Liftoff at the Airport

The warm Midstate Aviation office at Bowers Field was filled with the smell of coffee as flight students and instructors reviewed the flight schedule and prepared for their 9 o’clock takeoff Wednesday morning.
Midstate, which has operated in Ellensburg since 1961, has a contract with Central Washington University to provide flight training at the airport about two miles north of town. As a fixed base operator, Midstate can be compared to a service station for the airport — its maintenance shop offers aircraft repairs and the company sells fuel.

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Friday
Nov122010

Work Begins On New General Aviation Terminal at Chattanooga 

As builders start work on a $3.6 million general aviation terminal at Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport, bids by companies seeking to run the facility are due Friday. Work at the terminal, part of the biggest building project at the airport in nearly two decades, is to be in "full swing" this week, said Jeff Morgan, president of Morgan Construction Co. Morgan is raising the 9,000-square-foot terminal along with Paris Construction and said it should be finished by late summer 2011.

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Thursday
Nov112010

Avfuel Announces Annual AVTRIP Scholarship Winners

Avfuel Corporation has announced the winners of its annual AVTRIP Scholarship. Pilots George G. Hoyt and Sage Santangelo have been awarded scholarship prizes for demonstrating excellence in general and business aviation, acute interest in the wellbeing of the industry and a vision of how they will use scholarship funds to further their aviation careers/hobbies.

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Thursday
Nov112010

World Fuel Services and ExxonMobil Aviation Announce the Avitat Premier Card

World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE: INT) and ExxonMobil Aviation have partnered together to launch the Avitat Premier Card program. This new affinity card was made available in October 2010 and can be used to obtain discounted fuel and aviation-related services at participating Exxon and ExxonMobil Aviation-branded Avitat FBO locations throughout the United States and the Bahamas.

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Thursday
Nov112010

CharterMatrix Releases Corporate Flight Scheduling Software AircraftScheduler.com

AircraftScheduler.com, a web-based aircraft scheduling solution created by CharterMatrix, has launched for use by Part 91 flight departments to schedule their private aircraft.

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Thursday
Nov112010

FlyContract.com Reduces Membership Prices

FlyContract.com, one of the largest contract pilot and flight attendant directories in the world, is offering a 50 percent discount on its membership prices to assist corporate pilots and flight attendants in gaining full-time and contract employment.

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Wednesday
Nov102010

GAMA Reports 3Q Shipments For GA Airplanes

Yesterday, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) announced the shipment and billings figures for 3Q. GAMA reported world's aircraft manufacturers delivered 1,357 general aviation aircraft (634 pistons; 232 turboprops; 491 business jets) worth $13.5b in January-Sept 2010 vs 1,588 (679; 293; 616) worth $13.8b a year ago.

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Tuesday
Nov092010

VIDEO: Business Aviation Works

Business aviation plays a vital role for citizens, companies and communities across the U.S. The industry is vital to the national economic interest, generating over a million jobs, providing a lifeline to communities with little or no airline service, helping thousands of businesses of all sizes to be more productive and efficient, and providing emergency and humanitarian services to people in need.

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Monday
Nov082010

Hangar Ten at MKC Now Open 24/7

As a follow-on to the recent grand opening of Phase II, Hangar Ten at MKC is expanding its hours of operations to 24 hours, seven days per week. 

The new hours correspond with an increase in customer demand for additional access to the new 55,000-square-foot facility, located at the Northwest end of the Kansas City, Mo., Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport (MKC), Designed as a cultural departure from traditional airport service operations, the new aviation services complex combines a blend of gracious Midwest hospitality, unique customer amenities and bold environmentally friendly elements.

 

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