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.
LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York – FlightSafety International marked the 60th anniversary of its founding on Tuesday, March 29. “Today we commemorate and celebrate FlightSafety’s 60th anniversary. All of us are most grateful to Al Ueltschi for founding this outstanding company, his vision and leadership. We thank him sincerely,” said Bruce Whitman, President & CEO.
LAKELAND, Fla. – The Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (GCS) factory-owned service centers have received the Diamond Award from the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Maintenance Technician Program. All eight Hawker Beechcraft Services (HBS) maintenance centers in the U.S., including Little Rock, Ark.; Tampa, Fla.; Atlanta, Ga.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Wichita, Kan.; Houston, Texas; San Antonio, Texas; and Mesa, Arizona, met the requirements for excellence in aircraft maintenance training.
Carlsbad, CA – Jet Source has leased approximately 2450 square feet of office space to Cutter Piper Sales, a newly appointed Piper dealer. The new dealership is responsible for sales in Southern California and Hawaii. Sales offices are located at 2036 Palomar Airport Road on the McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, CA. Cutter has appointed Phillip Scharber and Alexander Kuzmanovic as Regional Sales Managers and both individuals will be based at the Carlsbad location. Cutter Piper Sales can be reached at (760) 579-0821.