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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.