port columbus (OH) Int’l airport — is granted by FAA $90 million toward the replacement of the south runway to enable greater airport capacity by allowing for an increased number of aircraft operations and creating space for a future second terminal. The pre-design estimate for the south runway replacement project is $160 million; remaining costs will be paid from passenger facility charges.
reno-tahoe int’l airport — adds new food and beverage options with Max’s Eats and LaBrea Bakery.
rolls-royce — receives type certification from FAA for its BR725 engine, which powers the Gulfstream G650 business jet.
senate commerce committee — among others, holds hearings on events related to the December 24 flight into Detroit on which a terrorism attempt was made.
solairus aviation — of San Francisco launches a program to help fund Corporate Angel Network’s (CAN) efforts to provide cancer patients with free flights for treatment aboard corporate aircraft. Solairus will support CAN with a cash contribution equal to 1 percent of the first year’s management fees for each new aircraft management client it signs up in 2010.
southwest airlines — restores nonstop service between the Oakland Int’l Airport and Nashville. It will also add frequency between OAK and the cities of Albuquerque, Denver, and Seattle-Tacoma beginning May 9, 2010.
standardaero — a Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) company, becomes the first authorized independent service center in North America trained to perform wing tank (dry bay) modifications on the Dassault Falcon 50, 900, and 2000 series aircraft.
stewart int’l airport — in Newburgh, NY, according to authorities, see a dozen workers at a warehouse charged with using forged immigration documents to get jobs. State police say the employees of Empire Warehouse Solutions were charged with falsifying business records and offering a false instrument for filing. The company says the workers all passed TSA background checks.
texas aviation services — of Ft. Worth announces the delivery of a multi-purpose configured AS-350B2 to the Arroyo Grande Ranch Company, to be utilized for patrol, search and rescue, domestic and wildlife animal preservation and inter-company support.
the sunborne companies — at Centennial Inter-Port, located at Centennial Airport south of Denver, announces the execution of two leases with Sierra Nevada Corporation totaling 50,000 square feet of office and hangar facilities.
TSA — extends the comment period on its Part 145 Aircraft Repair Station Security Rule by 30 days to until February 19, 2010, to submit comments on the proposed. Rule would establish a new Part 1554 titled “Aircraft Repair Station Security” that would require any repair station, foreign or domestic, certificated under 14 CFR Part 145 to carry out a standard security program (SSP).
• TSA also grants a delay in enforcing the federal Real ID Act until May 10, 2011. The 2005 law was scheduled to take effect on January 1.
united airlines — begins nonstop, twice daily service from Duluth Int’l Airport to Chicago O’Hare.
• United also launches daily nonstop jet service between Louisville and Denver.
university park airport — in State College, PA is constructing the airport’s first Airport Traffic Control Tower, expected for completion in late 2010.
vaisala — headquartered in Finland reports that its AviMet PC-Based Runway Visual Range (RVR) system for air traffic control use in airports is approved by FAA. The primary users of the system are air traffic controllers who access RVR data through an improved display application, also developed by Vaisala; www.vaisala.com.
wayfarer aviation, inc. — of Rye Brook, NY and FlightSafety International announce a maintenance training savings program, setting a specific discount to be applied to the list price for maintenance crew training.
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