cessna aircraft co. — a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company based in Wichita, announces it has delivered the 200th Citation Mustang, with the aircraft going to Maritime Air Charters.
• Cessna receives FAA approval for its flight instructor safety stand down, a first for any aircraft original equipment manufacturer. The safety stand down is a training seminar designed for flight instructors, flight instructor candidates, and commercial pilots who have an interest in becoming flight instructors. The first-ever Cessna Flight Instructor Safety Stand Down is scheduled for June 13-14 in San Diego; www.cessnaElearning.com.
• Cessna also announces that its U.S. Citation Service Centers now accept Avfuel Charge Cards and Cessna Contract Fuel Cards from Avfuel Corp.
city of st. louis — awards Kwame Building Group (KWAME) a contract to provide construction management on a runway and taxiway rehabilitation and reconstruction project at Lambert-St. Louis Int’l Airport. KWAME, a St. Louis-based construction management firm, will provide construction management and quality assurance material testing on a runway and three taxiways. The project will begin May 1, 2009, and is expected to be completed November 30, 2010. KWAME previously led the SPK Team, which managed the $1 billion Lambert-St. Louis Int’l Airport expansion, completed in 2006.
d4cost — of Tampa, FL offers a Green Building Estimating Library on CD containing cost data from 59 LEED® and sustainable projects. The CD contains square-footage cost information on projects ranging from commercial, industrial, office to government and civic projects. CD is available for $49.95 at www.bookworkz.com.
dane county regional airport — at Madison, WI receives LEED® Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its new exit plaza and parking administration building. The new, 2,000-sq. ft. exit plaza has six gates and adjoins a new, 3-story parking ramp which adds 1,200 close-in ramp parking spaces and is connected to the existing 4-story ramp. Noteworthy green practices:
• 86 percent of construction waste was diverted from landfills into recycling programs;
• 43 percent of construction supplies and products were made from recycled materials;
• High-efficiency plumbing fixtures provide a 35% reduction in potable water use;
• A white roof with a high-solar reflectance was installed to reduce heat absorption;
• Native landscaping was installed that does not require permanent irrigation systems;
• The building design and use of glazing maximizes natural daylight.
dfw int’l airport — announces that Yangtze River Express will land at DFW International Airport four times weekly beginning May 22. The Shanghai-based cargo carrier is a joint-venture company of China Airlines and HNA. The new service will bring an estimated $20 million in new economic benefit to the North Texas region, and will connect to Shanghai’s Pudong Int’l Airport via LAX.
dhl — begins direct talks with Ohio and Wilmington area officials about the possibility of publicly donating, for economic redevelopment, the company’s Wilmington airport where DHL is phasing out its U.S. cargo hub operations, according to reports. DHL is moving its remaining Wilmington operations to Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Int’l Airport during the July-September quarter this year.
direct air — a Myrtle Beach, SC-based air service provider, resumes nonstop flights from the Rickenbacker Charter Terminal in Columbus, OH to Myrtle Beach, offering twice-weekly flights.
ebace — the ninth European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland attracts its third-largest attendance ever, with 10,917 registered delegates. EBACE is hosted by the European Business Aviation Assn. and the National Business Aviation Assn. Some 411 Exhibitors occupying approximately 1,900 booth spaces were also on hand, along with a Static Display of aircraft at nearby Geneva Int’l Airport that included 65 business aircraft, up from 60 the previous year.
edmonton int’l airport — offers a program for trades and other suppliers to learn about the airport’s $1-billion Expansion 2012 program. The Meet and Greet program provides companies with a better idea of the scope and nature of work available at EIA, both for Expansion 2012 and in the future.
export-import bank of the u.s. — authorizes a $500 million direct-loan facility to provide the funds to assist Textron Inc. in financing the exports of two of its companies, Cessna Aircraft Company and Bell Helicopter Textron. The $500 million facility will enable Textron to continue to provide financing to international customers that take delivery of new Cessna aircraft and Bell commercial helicopters by December 2010. The repayment term of the Ex-Im Bank facility is 10 years.
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