1ST ANNUAL LEARN TO FLY DAY — is being held across America on May 15, set up by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA). Over 300 flight schools and organizations across the country are participating.
aea — Aircraft Electronics Assn. elects Greg Vail, the general manager of Bloomington (IL) Avionics, as its new chairman.
airmall at boston logan — announces that BAA Boston and Dine Boston welcome Jose Duarte, chef and owner of Taranta Restaurant, as the latest headliner of the Dine Boston Visiting Chef Program, which showcases New England chefs’ specialties for a three-month period.
american airlines — delays launching daily, nonstop service from Chicago to Beijing after being unable to receive commercially viable landing and takeoff slots for Beijing Capital Int’l Airport from Chinese aviation authorities.
ARGUS — TRAQPak data indicates March business aircraft activity was up 12.9 percent from February 2010. Year over year, activity was up 8.5 percent overall, with Part 91 operations having the strongest increase at 11.5 percent.
asheville (nc) REGIONAL — Airport Authority reports its largest month-over-month passenger traffic increase in more than four years, with a 19.2 percent increase in enplanements over March, 2009.
ASIG — of Orlando announces that Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) has awarded ASIG the contract to provide equipment maintenance and operation services for Terminal 3 at Los Angeles International Airport.
associated air center — at Tempe, AZ adds services to support Boeing Business Jet customers, including SFAR-88 modifications, main-landing-gear trunion-pin replacement, and Lower Cabin Altitude modifications.
ATLANTA HARTSFIELD-jACKSON INT’L — kicks off a “Name the Train,” four-week social media contest to select an official name for the airport’s new people mover.
Baa cleveland — the developer of the AIRMALL at Cleveland Hopkins Int’l Airport, opens Hudson Booksellers and Hudson News units.
Blue grass airport — in Lexington, KY unveils $2.6 million in terminal improvements.
BRANSON (mo) AIRPORT — and Frontier Airlines announce the arrival of non-stop service to Denver.
BUSINESS JET ACCESS — at Dallas Love Field has been awarded a FAR Part 145 Repair Station Certificate, which includes limited airframe ratings for Falcon 900 series, Hawker 800 series, Hawker 850XP, and Citation 650 aircraft.
canadian airports council — names Saskatoon Airport Authority president and CEO William A. Restall chairman of the association for two years.
centennial airport business assn.— changes its name to the Colorado Aviation Business Assn. in an effort to better foster and promote aviation and related businesses in the state.
CESSNA AIRCRAFT CO. — a Textron Inc. company based in Wichita, announces delivery of the first Citation CJ4. It was also the first Citation delivered with Cessna’s newly released GreenTrak flight planning software.
• Cessna posts a $24 million loss as revenues dropped 43 percent to $433 million in the first quarter of 2010.
• Cessna also receives an order during Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In in Lakeland, FL for 12 Skylanes from the Civil Air Patrol (CAP).
• Cessna plans to accelerate customer deliveries of the new 162 Skycatcher light sport aircraft, the first of which was delivered at the end of 2009.
CHARLES M. SCHULZ-Sonoma County (CA) airport —teams up with Republic Parking System and THANKS AGAIN® to offer airport travelers rewards. The STS Traveler Rewards Program (www.thanksagain.com/STS) enables airport passengers and residents to earn frequent flyer miles when they park and dine at the Sonoma County Airport.
CITY OF KANSAS CITY (mo) — announces that Kansas City, KS-based Jet Midwest will sign leases to consolidate its multiple U.S. locations and relocate to the KCI Overhaul Base at Kansas City Int’l Airport. American Airlines has returned to the city more than one million square feet of the KCI Overhaul Base facility.
Briefings ... air charter safety foundation — develops two resource documents and a brochure addressing the need for, and implementation and evaluation of, Safety Management Systems (SMS...
Briefings aea —Aircraft Electronics Association submits comments to FAA in response to the FAA’s safety management system proposed rulemaking. AEA says it does not support FAA’s broad-based...