Morpho Detection, Inc. — a Safran group security business based in Newark, CA, enters into a definitive agreement to acquire Syagen Technology, Inc., Tustin, CA — a leading mass spectrometry technology development company for security applications.
Pet Airways — of Delray Beach, FL adds St. Louis to its network of 14 destinations., beginning this summer.
Asheville (NC) Regional Airport Authority — announces non-stop service on US Airways to Philadelphia, beginning May 8.
A J Walter Aviation — of Miami partners with Loudoun Aviation, a business jet dealer based near Washington D.C., to deliver spares support to the corporate sector; www.ajw-aviation.com
SC Technology and Aviation Center — of Greenville, SC has available a 60-acre ‘Parcel H’ and 13,000 sq. ft. hangar for rent; 10,000 sq. feet of hangar space, 3,000 sq. ft. of office space, on 1.36 acres adjacent to Donaldson Field.
Cessna Aircraft Co. — appoints Genesis Aviation of Shanghai as an Authorized Sales Representative in China for Citation business jets; and establishes a Citation business aircraft service facility in Prague.
• Cessna also congratulates Judy Phelps of CP Aviation, based at Santa Paula, CA for being named Certified Flight Instructor of the Year for 2011 by the General Aviation Awards program.
Chicago Department of Aviation — opens a public electric vehicle charging station at O’Hare Int’l Airport.
• CDA and the O’Hare Express Blue Ribbon Committee launch the O’Hare Airport Express Rail Service website (www.ordexpressrail.com) and the release of a Request for Information and Interest (RFI&I) for the development of a rapid passenger rail system connecting Chicago’s Central Business District and O’Hare International Airport.
Vision Airlines — launches five routes flying directly to Destin, FL from Las Vegas; Fort Lauderdale; St. Louis; Memphis; and Lafayette, LA., beginning June 1.
ASIG® — based in Orlando receives the Atlas Air Worldwide Holding Safety & Compliance Award for superior standards compliance and safety performance for its ground handling services for Atlas’s subsidiary, Polar Air Cargo, at LAX.
ConocoPhillips — reaches a multi-year agreement to be the presenting sponsor of EAA AirVenture’s “West Ramp” marquee attraction area, which will now be known as ConocoPhillips Plaza.
Vancouver Airport Authority — will host Future Travel Experience 2011 on September 7-9. Theme of the conference will be “Innovation to enhance the passenger experience on the ground.” and among the leading organisa
Eurocopter Holding — a subsidiary of EADS and Vector Aerospace Corp. enter into a Support Agreement in which Eurocopter Holding will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Vector Aerospace. Offer values Vector Aerospace equity at approximately C$625 million.
AIRMALL® at PIT — reports that the majority of its stores and restaurants are now open for business at 5 a.m at Pittsburgh Int’l Airport.
• AIRMALL at Cleveland Hopkins Int’l Airports announces the opening of Timothy’s World Coffee, a Canadian-based café chain.
Multi Service — of Overland Park, KS unveils new card artwork for the Multi Service Aero Card program, which coincides with the expansion of the program among global military and government agencies. Merchants should be ready to accept purchases from accountholders carrying either the old, gray Multi Service Aero Card as well as the new, blue Multi Service Aero Card.
U.S. DOT — enacts a new reg that says airline passengers can collect $1,300 when forced to give up a seat on an overbooked flight, a 63 percent increase. Also, foreign carriers must release passengers from their aircraft stuck at U.S. airports within four hours or face fines as high as $27,500, and airlines must refund luggage fees if bags are lost.
TSA — Transportation Security Administration employees will take part in a runoff election on union representation between the National Treasury Employees Union and the American Federation of Government Employees.
Neither Southwest nor US Airways can add flights as they would like until the disagreement ends.