ORLANDO INT’L AIRPORT — welcomes the first-ever Build-A-Bear Workshop airport location.
PA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD — opens a helicopter flight training facility at Capital City Airport (CXY) in New Cumberland. CXY is the nation’s sole training facility for the Army’s new UH-72 Lakota helicopter.
PHOENIX SKY HARBOR INT’L AIRPORT — awards the first of two Terminal 4 concessions contracts to Host International, which is estimated to produce at least $45 million a year in gross sales.
PORTLAND (ME) INT’L JETPORT — begins constructing its $75 million terminal expansion and gets FAA support from the Voluntary Airport Low Emission program with a $2.5 million VALE grant for geothermal heating and cooling that will save more than 50,000 gallons of oil every year — or a savings of more than $200,000 per year and more than $8 million over the system’s life.
PORT OF OAKLAND — and Coulomb Technologies expand “new generation” electric vehicle (EV) charging services at Oakland Int’l Airport with eight ChargePoint® networked charging stations as part of the ChargePoint America program.
PROFESSIONAL AIRCRAFT ACCESSORIES — a Greenwich AeroGroup Company, makes a 20,000-sq. ft. expansion to its facility at Titusville, FL.
QATAR AIRWAYS — switches its operations at JFK Int’l Airport from Terminal 4 to Terminal 8.
REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT — begins resurfacing runway 1/19, which will necessitate nightly closures of the runway through 2011.
SOLAIRUS AVIATION — opens a new office at Centennial Airport in Denver, while adding two Oakland-based large cabin aircraft, a Bombardier Global Express and a Challenger 604, for Part 135 charter operations.
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INT’L AIRPORT — in Ft. Myers is presented the 2011 Commercial Airport Project of the Year Award for Excellence in Wildlife Management by the SE Chapter of AAAE.
STATE OF ILLINOIS — begins a study of airports in Illinois to find out their economic benefits to local economies, which will include more than 100 airports across Illinois.
ST. LOUIS, MS — Despite extensive damage from the EF-4 tornado that hit Lambert-St. Louis Int’l Airport, work on Phase II of a $70 million interior renovation known as the Airport Experience Program continues.
SUNSTATE AVIATION FLIGHT SCHOOL — at Kissimmee (FL) Gateway Airport receives FAA Part 141 certification.
TAMPA INT’L AIRPORT — and JetBlue Airways announce daily nonstop service between Tampa and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
TETERBORO AIRPORT — is getting a $27.1 million Engineered Material Arrestor System (EMAS) to be installed at the southwestern end of Runway 6/24.
UNIVERSAL WEATHER AND AVIATION, INC. — of Houston acquires Air Chef Holdings, LLC, including Air Culinaire, Air Culinaire Int’l, and CaterLink Worldwide.
U.S. DOT — reports that domestic airlines’ overall work force rose 1.7 percent in March from a year earlier, with total full-time and part-time employment at 571,873. Airline with the biggest increase was American Eagle, with 6.8 percent more employees, followed by Delta, with a 5.2 percent increase.
Neither Southwest nor US Airways can add flights as they would like until the disagreement ends.
Delta's announcement stirred speculation in the industry as to whether the carrier is making the move to increase its competitive position against Forest Hills-based JetBlue.
The airport appears to be on track to serve more than 27 million passengers by year's end for the first time in five years.