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Tuesday
Mar112008

FBO LEASES RAISE QUESTIONS

FBOs nationwide are asking whether that are fairly represented in the leasing process. That big question is being asked, in part, because of issues raised publicly by Paul Fournet Air Service Inc., which was unable to renew its lease at Lafayette Regional Airport in Louisiana last year. As property values around airports continue to rise, FBOs are seeing these fluctuations seep into property negotiations and contracts, which are often created by airport authorities. Dealing with airport authorities is one of the top five challenges facing members of the Independent Fixed Base Operators Association (IFBOA), said John Wraga, the organization’s executive director.

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Monday
Mar102008

Odyssey Aviation Launches First Location in Nassau

Odyssey Aviation Bahamas (Formerly Million Air Nassau) officially launched on January 1, 2008. The evolution of the progressive company's vision is aimed at continuing to give customers the best possible personalized service.

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Monday
Mar102008

Jet Sources Marketing Manager Advances to Director of Sales and Marketing

Carlsbad, Calif. — (Jan. 29, 2008) — Jet Source, a full-service aviation firm, headquartered at the McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, Calif., has promoted Debi Carlston from its marketing manager to its new Director of Sales & Marketing. After five years at Jet Source, during which she has held various positions and secured numerous achievements on behalf of the company, Carlston was officially instated as Director of Sales & Marketing on Jan. 1, 2008.

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Monday
Mar102008

Chicken Little Reports Sky Is Falling

As the story goes, one day Chicken Little was walking through the woods when an acorn fell on his head. Accordingly, he assumed the sky was falling. Thus, Chicken Little initiated a media blitz to warn the government (in this case the king) of the impending doom. There are some good endings and not-so-good endings to this fairy tale, but the messenger, Chicken Little, and the message of impending doom have remained consistent.

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Monday
Mar102008

Tom Toth Named Operations Manager of Kansas City Executive Beechcraft Locations

(Kansas City, MO) Executive Beechcraft, inc. announces the promotion of Tom Toth to Operations Manager for its three Kansas City locations.

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Tuesday
Feb262008

GA Manufacturers Set Records in 2007

Record numbers of GA aircraft were sold and shipped in 2007, according to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association’s annual industry review and forecast, which GAMA released this month.

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Tuesday
Feb262008

Industry Groups Monitor Pilot Shortage

The pilot population decreased again in 2007, according to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association’s annual industry review and forecast, and industry organizations have been tracking what it takes to convert aviation enthusiasts into professional pilots.

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Thursday
Feb212008

2008 Olympic Games Flight Regulations Released

A GUIDE TO FLIGHT PLAN APPLICATION AND ITS APPROVAL FOR FOREIGN AIRCRAFT INTERIM FLIGHT OPERATIONS DURING OLYMPIC GAMES

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Tuesday
Feb122008

Pilots Gain Online Access to AC-U-KWIK Data

Professional Flight Management Inc. (PFM) is launching online access to AC-U-KWIK's global database this quarter. Now, PFM will routinely pull updated data from the AC-U-KWIK database, which includes information on key FBO amenities, after-hours telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, Web sites and airport diagrams. This new service, called AC-U-KWIK Aviation eXpress Information Service (AXIS), was designed to make preflight planning more efficient. Pilots will be more aware of changes at airports and FBOs before takeoff, according to Julia T. Brooks, PFM's business manager. Updated facts on facilities will be highlighted when crews type in their destination.

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Tuesday
Feb122008

FAA 14 CFR 139.321 Training Goes Online

The LSAT has made its way into the GA industry, but graduates of this course are not destined for law jobs. FBO supervisors can take FAA 14 CFR 139.321 training online through Aviation Continuing Education Inc. (ACE). The Line Service Annual Training (LSAT) program covers all Fuel Safety and Inspection Program sections designated for supervisors at Part 139 certificated airports, according to Jay Shanley, ACE spokesman. It also covers several Occupational Safety and Health Administration requirements.

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