New aircraft fueling certification training available

Aviation Training Academy (ATA) has launched its new online aircraft fueling certification training program directed at FBOs, corporate flight departments, municipalities, fueling agents, line service technicians, or anyone who fuels aircraft or has a fueling operation.

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US Aviation sponsors forum

US Aviation in Denton, Texas, will present a forum June 7 at Aero Country near McKinney, giving pilots a hands-on experience with the latest technology and products related to aviation. They also offer tips on resolving avionics and maintenance issues.

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UVair FBO network takes off

The UVair FBO Network, an alliance between EPIC Aviation and the UVair Fuel Program, has revealed its first five member FBOs: Edwards Jet Center in Billings, Mont. (BIL) ; Stevens Aviation in Greer, S.C. (GSP); Ambassador Aviation in Dallas (RBD); Bizjet International in Tulsa, Okla. (TUL); and Million Air Vancouver in Richmond, BC (CYVR).

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New leadership for NATA

At its recent annual membership meeting, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) announced the selection of James Sweeney, president of Fargo Jet Center, as chairman of the NATA Board of Directors and Marian H. Epps, chief financial officer of Epps Aviation, as treasurer effective immediately. Sweeney replaces Todd Duncan, chairman, Duncan Aviation, and Epps replaces Robert “Buddy” Stallings, president, Eastern Aviation Fuels, Inc.

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Indy FBOs charged up for Super Bowl

Travelers to this year’s Super Bowl at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Feb. 5 are in for a “super” experience. Avfuel-branded FBOs are prepared to kick off the festivities with bonus AVTRIP Point promotions, Big Game parties and much more.

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Flightstar buys Bloomington Avionics

The Flightstar Corp. of Savoy, Ill., recently purchased the assets of Bloomington Avionics Inc. of Bloomington, Ill. The staff at Bloomington Avionics, as well as its complete line of services, will now operate from Flightstar’s FBO facility at Champaign-Urbana’s University of Illinois-Willard Airport (CMI).

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FBO freebies

AOPA’s Alton Marsh details all the freebies pilots can get at FBOs around the country, starting with wine in Napa Valley. Check it out here.

Customs office opens at Signature’s Newark location

Signature Flight Support Newark now houses an on-site U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) office at its FBO facility at Newark-Liberty International Airport (EWR).

The CBP also offers the US Visit program to assist with admissibility clearance when entering the United States.

For more information: www.signatureflight.com.

Landmark opens new facility at AVL

Landmark Aviation recently celebrated the opening of its new terminal at Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) in North Carolina.

The $4.6 million project includes a new 5,000-square-foot terminal with a conference room, pilot’s lounge, and a flight planning area, as well as a new 23,000-square-foot hangar.

This addition brings Landmark’s network to 41 FBOs, including locations in the U.S., Canada and Western Europe.

For more information: www.landmarkaviation.com.

Aircraft & Turbine Support expands at TUL

Aircraft and Turbine Support Inc. at Tulsa International Airport (TUL) in Oklahoma has completed the bulk of a multi-million-dollar expansion project.

tulNew additions and updates include a remodeled terminal, a Corporate Aviation Complex for rentable executive office space, and a 22,000-square-foot storage hangar. The terminal offers visitors a coffee bar, conference rooms, and a training room. Pilots can enjoy a viewing theater, pool table and computers, in addition to a crew area that provides recliners in a heavily insulated and dark snooze room.

Aircraft and Turbine Support specializes in “away from base” maintenance for Challenger, Falcon, Lear, Hawker and Westwind aircraft. Capabilities include overhauls on GE CJ610 and CF700 engines.

For more information: www.aircraftturbine.com