Pigs can fly Aviation, LLC — opens The Jet Center at PCF Aviation, a full-service FBO at San Luis Obispo (CA) County Regional Airport.
port of skagit — in Burlington, WA approves a set of development standards for Skagit Regional Airport that effectively reopens property at the airport to private construction. Standards call for future construction along main runway 10/28 to support corporate/business aircraft use.
Projet Aviation — an aircraft management/charter firm, opens its new Jet Center at Leesburg Executive Airport, with over 25,000 sq. ft. of hangar and office space.
Qantas Airways — introduces six A380 services per week between Los Angeles and Melbourne, in addition to existing daily A380 service between LAX and Sydney.
RDU Airport (nc) — Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority is awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the fiscal year that ended March 31, 2009.
Region of Waterloo (Ont.) — Int’l Airport and WestJet celebrate the launch of seasonal daily non-stop service to Vancouver.
Sacramento — County Airport System chief administrative officer Lisa Stanton is named CFO of the Year in the Public Agency category by the Sacramento Business Journal.
San Diego County — Regional Airport Authority implements a comprehensive Concession Development Program to completely redevelop San Diego Int’l Airport’s food, beverage, and retail environments.
Shannon Airport — in Ireland announces a further extension of the U.S. preclearance program for business jet flights effective, June 1. In March 2010, Shannon became the first airport in the world to introduce full U.S. preclearance for private aircraft, which allows direct access to over 220 U.S. airports.
Showalter Flying Service — in Orlando unveils a new SimCom Advantage program that offers free hangarage for nearby SimCom customers. The FBO has dedicated three covered hangars that can store up to a Learjet 35 for the training center’s customers’ exclusive use.
Smiths Detection — expands its Edgewood, MD facility to help supply the U.S. military with its lightweight Joint Chemical Agent Detector (JCAD) and to meet global demand for its advanced x-ray checkpoint scanners.
Solairus Aviation — adds a Florida-based Gulfstream G550 to its charter fleet and takes delivery of a California-based Challenger 601-3R.
Southwest Airlines — launches nonstop service between Los Angeles and New Orleans and the addition of another daily non-stop between Dallas Love Field and New Orleans.
• Southwest expands service to Philadelphia with an expansion at Boston’s Logan Int’l Airport with five daily non-stop flights.
Spirit Airlines — and its pilots, represented by the Airline Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) reach a tentative agreement on a new contract, following a walkout.
Star Flight — an air medical provider based in Austin, TX places into operation a new Eurocopter EC145 completed by Metro Aviation, Inc. of Shreveport, LA.
TWG Aviation — which operates the Business Jet Center and Business Jet Access, agrees to purchase certain assets from Vitesse Aviation Services, also based at Dallas Love Field. Agreement includes the 7.5-acre leasehold and two hangars. Vitesse will retain its Part 145 repair station certificate.
Twin Commander Aircraft — in collaboration with Twin Commander authorized Dash 10T installation service centers, Standard Aero, and Honeywell, is offering a 16 percent limited-time discount on the Dash 10T two-engine conversion.
U.S. Senate — confirms John Pistole as TSA Administrator by unanimous consent.
Vancouver Airport Services — reaches agreement with The Peel Group to acquire a 65 per cent share in Peel Airports Limited (PAL) which includes key airport assets of Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA), Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield (DSA), and Durham Tees Valley Airport (DTVA) in Great Britain.
North Texas' low international profile is one of many challenges officials face as they labor to attract new flights to foreign destinations.
Neither Southwest nor US Airways can add flights as they would like until the disagreement ends.
The airport has already received landing requests from pilots of aircraft flying in from other nations.