Kinston Jet Center takes over FBO at ISO

Posted on September 4th, 2013 by

KINSTON, N.C. — Following the departure of Delta Private Jets, Kinston Jet Center has assumed FBO operations at the Kinston Regional Jetport (ISO). Continue Reading →

Aviation fuel sales tax replaced in Indiana

Posted on September 3rd, 2013 by

Pilots touching down recently to refuel in Indiana have seen a major change in fuel prices. The aviation fuel sales tax of 60 cents per gallon has been replaced by an aviation fuel excise tax of 10 cents per gallon.... Continue Reading →

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VNY hosts Community Day

Posted on September 2nd, 2013 by

VAN NUYS, Calif. — Hundreds of Van Nuys Airport fans were treated to free airfield tours, aircraft static displays, free prizes and a day of plane spotting at the airport Observation Area. In celebration of the airport’s 85th anniversary and... Continue Reading →

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Would you fly more if avgas was $1 a gallon?

Posted on August 29th, 2013 by

How does fuel price really influence general aviation? This October, a group of companies will use the Skyport aviation laboratory, in San Marcos, Texas, to find out by selling avgas for $1 a gallon. “This experiment isn’t about the cost... Continue Reading →

Oil and gas boom great news for airports

Posted on August 29th, 2013 by

As reported last year in this blog, the expansion of oil and gas exploration in the U.S. and Canada in recent years is having a noticeable impact on the activity at general aviation airports located in or near the fields. Continue Reading →

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Sean Tucker cuts ribbon on VNY runway, Clay Lacy makes first landing

Posted on August 29th, 2013 by

VAN NUYS, Calif. — More than 300 business, community and aviation industry representatives joined with Los Angeles World Airport officials to open Van Nuys Airport’s (VNY) newly improved main runway, 16R. The $20.5 million, seven-month plan to modernize the airport’s 8,000-foot... Continue Reading →

Pennsylvania to invest $5.4 million in 15 airports

Posted on August 26th, 2013 by

HARRISBURG, Pa. — More than $5.4 million in state and federal money will be invested in 15 Pennsylvania airports to enhance enhance safety and operations. Continue Reading →

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Cessna 310 to ‘fly’ over GMU’s new park

Posted on August 23rd, 2013 by

A Cessna 310 will soon “fly” over the new aviation-themed park at Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU) in South Carolina. Continue Reading →

Customs moves into new facility at FAR

Posted on August 22nd, 2013 by

FARGO, N.D. — The U.S. Customs office in at Hector International Airport (FAR) has moved into a new facility located on the North General Aviation Ramp adjacent to Fargo Jet Center (FJC). Continue Reading →

Search begins for new VNY FBO

Posted on August 21st, 2013 by

 Los Angeles World Airports  has issued a Request for Qualifications seeking firms interested in operating as a Fixed-Base Operator (FBO) at Van Nuys Airport (VNY) in Southern California. Continue Reading →