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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) programs; . airtran airways — adds...

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air charter safety foundation — develops two resource documents and a brochure addressing the need for, and implementation and evaluation of, Safety Management Systems (SMS) programs;

airtran airways — adds service from Orlando Int’l Airport to Sangster Int’l Airport in Montego Bay, Jamaica. AirTran also launches nonstop service from Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport to both Orlando and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Int’l Airport.

akron-canton (OH) airport — reports its busiest January ever, with nearly 107,000 passengers — up 4 percent compared to 2009.

american airlines — a founding member of the oneworld Alliance, files an application with the U.S. DOT to acquire two daily slot pairs to operate year-round scheduled service to Tokyo Int’l Airport at Haneda starting Oct.1, 2010.  American proposes to fly from JFK Int’l Airport.

  • American Airlines and Japan Airlines file an application with U.S. DOT for antitrust immunity to forge a closer relationship and implement a Joint Business Agreement governing the operation of their flights between North America and Asia.

asa — Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc. of Newcastle, WA offers its 2010 catalog, with textbooks for pilots and aviation maintenance technicians, test preparation books and software, FAA handbooks, pilot supplies, and more;

aspen avionics, inc. — an Albuquerque-based manufacturer of the Evolution Flight Display System, announces the approval of a Supplemental Type Certificate for installation of the Aspen EFD1000H into the Bell 206 and Bell 407 model helicopters. STC was developed in partnership with Keystone Helicopters.

Brian foley & associates — predicts a steady 2.7 percent per year (Compound Annual Growth Rate) between now and 2019, with industry delivering some 8,900 business jets worth $170 billion to be delivered through the period. Some 48 percent are expected to go to non-North American markets, a major shift.

  • Foley’s analysis of bizjet fuel consumption shows some 1.6 billion gallons of jet-A were used by business jets in 2009. Foley forecasts 21 billion gallons to be consumed through the coming decade, with the annual average reaching 2.5 billion gallons in 2019.

cessna aircraft co. — a Textron Inc. company based in Wichita, announces the first Citation CJ4 built on Cessna’s new assembly line records its first flight.

  • Cessna adds seven flight training schools to its global network of some 280 Cessna Pilot Centers (CPCs): Air Associates of St. Louis; Fly Carolina in Rock Hill, S.C.; FreeFlight CDVA in Lokeren, Belgium; Gulf Air Center in Gulf Shores, AL; Gunner Aviation in Rancho Murieta, CA; Phoenix East Aviation in Daytona Beach; and Premier Flight Training in North Las Vegas.

chicago dept. of aviation — commissioner Rosemarie S. Andolino and four CDA team members travel to Abu Dhabi at the invitation of the Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC). In 2009, the CDA signed a memorandum of understanding with ADAC establishing O’Hare Int’l Airport and Abu Dhabi Int’l Airport as “sister airports.”  The agreement outlines a process for the airports to share technical, commercial, and environmental best practices, and establish committees to work cooperatively on various issues.

  • Chicago Dept. of Aviation also receives objections from United and American over planned hikes in O’Hare rents and landing fees by millions of dollars.
    In addition, the city intends to use the money to repay bonds, which carry a 4 percent variable interest rate and aren’t due for another 20 years. The issue surfaced amid talks over the next phase of O’Hare’s expansion plan.

cincinnati/northern kentucky int’l airport — reports that passenger traffic at CVG grew almost 21 percent in the 3rd quarter of 2009 as compared to 2008.

citationair by cessna — enters a deal to become the exclusive private aviation sponsor of the “Imus in the Morning” nationally syndicated morning radio talk show.

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