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Briefings aaae — American Assn. of Airport Executives/Int’l Assn. of Airport Executives (IAAE) and the Abu Dhabi Airports Co. (ADAC) sign a memorandum of understanding to enhance aviation and training services, including the establishment of a...

conklin & de decker — releases its LIFE CYCLE COST 2009 Volume II, a comprehensive aircraft budget and financial analysis tool available for more than 375 jets, turboprops, helicopters, and piston aircraft;

detroit metro airport — receives an additional $1.47 million in funding from FAA to support the ongoing reconstruction of the airport’s Runway 09L/27R.

dhs — Department of Homeland Security announces some $11 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding for the construction of a new in-line baggage handling system at Sacramento Int’l Airport to replace stand-alone screening units in Terminal B.

Eagle county regional airport — in Gypsum, CO prepares for its reopening on September 1, with the total number of seats reserved for fall travel in 2009 exceeding the number reserved in fall 2008 — up 6.2 percent. Airport has undergone a summer of improvements, including a runway extension to 9,000 feet.

gama — General Aviation Manu-facturers Assn. president and CEO of Jeppesen, Mark Van Tine, tells the House Subcommittee on Transportation Security and Infrastructure Protection that if the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), industry, and Congress work together on general aviation security issues, an effective security system can be put in place that does not inhibit the freedom people enjoy today to use general aviation aircraft. View the full testimony at
• GAMA, in partnership with Dassault Falcon and Hawker Beechcraft Corp., host a forum on general aviation with Senator Mark Pryor, Senator Blanche Lincoln, and Governor Mike Beebe at Dassault Falcon’s facility at Little Rock National Airport, with a crowd of 500+ employees and more than 50 local community leaders.

hawker beechcraft corp. — based in Wichita appoints Shawn Vick as executive vice president responsible for leading the integration of marketing and sales, as well as further development of the company’s brand strategy and standard product definitions and offerings. Vick held previous leadership positions at British Aerospace, Gulfstream, Bombardier Aerospace, and Landmark Aviation.

hudson group — is awarded contracts to operate six newsstands in Terminal B and a new bookstore in Terminal A of Newark Int’l Airport in a joint venture partnership with Branded Works, Inc., a certified disadvantaged business enterprise.

icelandair — begins offering trans-Atlantic flights from Sea-Tac Int’l Airport.

jacksonville aviation authority — approves a 40-year ground lease of nine acres at Cecil Field to Florida Community College at Jacksonville (FCCJ)for development of an aircraft painting and educational facility.
• Jacksonville Int’l Airport dedicates a 500-sq. ft. quiet room to the United Service Organization (USO) as a space for troops to relax or sleep during layovers and overnight delays at the airport.

jfk int’l airport — welcomes two international carriers, Air Europa and XL Airways France, to its roster of more than 35 international and domestic airlines at Terminal 4.

lufthansa cargo — is offering new destinations in the U.S., utilizing an MD-11 for twice-weekly flights from Frankfurt to Seattle, routing through Los Angeles.
meridian air charter — at Teterboro, NJ adds a Falcon 2000EX to its fleet of charter aircraft.

metropolitan nashville airport authority — Board of Commissioners approves a contract for Hardaway Construction Corp. to perform construction involved with the second phase of the interior renovation of the passenger terminal and concourses at Nashville Int’l Airport. As part of the contract, the small, minority, and women-owned business enterprise (SMWBE) partners, Boulton Enterprises, Gipson Mechanical, Hermosa, Jarvis Signs, Modular Designs of Memphis, Sunago Builders, TG, Inc., and TN Coatings, will provide construction services for the MNAA. The SMWBE partners’ involvement represents 12.9 percent of the total contract. This entire project will create an estimated 125 jobs.

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