Pilots and maintenance technicians of business aircraft, involuntarily unemployed since January 1, 2012, can maintain their proficiency with no cost training while they look for new employment opportunities. “We are pleased and proud to have helped our Customers through the Proficiency Protection program in the past. We now offer it again during 2012,” said Bruce Whitman, FlightSafety President & CEO.
Burlington, Wisc. – Knots 2U in December 2011 acquired Lakeland, Florida-based Globe Fiberglass. “The dust is pretty well settled and everything is in production here in Burlington now,” stated Knots 2U’s John Bailey. Knots 2U makes and sells parts for Aerostar, Beechcraft, Cessna, McDonnell-Douglas, Piper, Rockwell Commander and other makes. For more than 30 years Knots 2U has manufactured modification and replacement parts with more than 70 STCs and hundreds of PMAd parts. Knots 2U can be contacted at 262-763-5100.
Lexington, NC – The Davidson County Airport Authority is offering a new fuel rebate to tenants at the Davidson County Airport. The program will be tracked by the airport’s FBO operator, Fly High Lexington and is based on annual fuel consumption. “Basically the more fuel a base tenant pumps during the year, the higher the rebate” says Karel Van Der Linden, Owner and Director of Fly High Lexington. An aircraft with a tax value of $2 million for example could get a maximum rebate of $6,000 if it meets the highest level of volume required.
Greenville, S.C. — “Until now, people in the Upstate of South Carolina who needed emergency long distance critical care air ambulance service had to wait for a plane out of Charlotte, N.C. or Gwinnett, G.A.,” according to David Ellis, Program Manager, of EagleMed South Carolina. “Often these planes were already booked and some aren’t available 24 hours a day, so during a time sensitive situation, critical hours were lost,” Ellis said.
EagleMed will host an open house from 2-6 pm on Wednesday, January 25 at their facility located at 7 Airport Road Extension at the Greenville Downtown Airport. Call 864-242-4777 for more information.
A petition to take user fees off the table garnered more than 8,900 signatures — many from general aviation pilots — but the result wasn’t what we hoped for. Instead, the response from Dana Hyde, Associate Director for General Government Programs, Office of Management and Budget, is an essay titled “Why We Need Aviation User Fees.”
World record holder and five-time NASA space shuttle pilot Robert “Hoot” Gibson is one of the high-profile speakers scheduled to attend the Academy of Model Aeronautics’ 14th annual AMA Expo Jan. 6-8, 2012, at the Ontario Convention Center in California.
Hiring managers from Dassault Aircraft Services (DAS) will be meeting with workers to fill aviation jobs at a hiring event in Atlanta, Georgia on September 23, 2011 (Noon-5 pm) at the Hilton Garden Inn Peachtree City. The event is open to people with United States citizenship and at least two years of related industry experience plus applicable license and/or degree. DAS will also consider those who have an equivalent military background and recent college graduates with an A&P license.
The Port of Skagit (Washington) has purchased, for $485,100, a 95-acre parcel abutting Skagit Regional Airport to further buffer airport activity from encroachment. The port is pursuing corporate and general aviation growth, but does not foresee scheduled air carrier service. Acquiring the property, according to the Port Executive Director Patsy Martin will allow the property to remain industrially zoned preventing incompatible use.
Denton, TX – US Aviation Services is taking steps to become a national/regional factory authorized service center for the maintenance and repair of the majority of Light Sport Aircraft models. They already have Rotax and Jabiru qualified A&P’s on staff and factory authorizations from the majority of Light Sport aircraft manufacturers.