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hudson group — of East Rutherford, NJ and its partners have been awarded an extension of their current contract at Las Vegas McCarran Int’l Airport. The Clark County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the airport staff recommendation to extend the lease to 2020. Lease includes 22 newsstands and specialty retail shops, encompassing some 20,000 sq. ft. of retail space. Hudson began operations in the airport in 2003.

iata — International Air Transport Assn. calls on governments to deliver a global and sectoral approach to reducing aviation emissions in Kyoto 2, in a statement to the World Business Summit on Climate Change in Copenhagen. IATA calls on governments to define a sectoral approach in Kyoto 2 with global accounting for aviation’s emissions through the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and open access for airlines to properly regulated carbon markets. Such an approach would maintain a level playing field for all airlines and replace overlapping national and regional schemes, says IATA. It says a global approach is already underpinned with three industry targets: 1) a 25 percent improvement in fuel efficiency by 2020, compared to 2005; 2) to use 10 percent alternative fuels by 2017; and 3) a 50 percent absolute reduction in emissions by 2050.

jet aviation — leases a new hangar facility at Brazil’s Sorocaba Airport as part of the company’s aircraft management services expansion in the region, with the new site in close proximity to the city center of Sao Paulo. Jet Aviation will initially provide hangar space for its clients, and the location will serve as a parts storage and distribution facility for aircraft operators.

john bell williams airport — in Raymond, MS receives a grant from the MS DOT for a new business aviation 100x100-ft. storage hangar, which will be designed by Airport Development Group, Inc. of Jackson, MS. The $700,000 building will have an additional 1,000 square feet of office space.

martinair — announces it will resume operations at Orlando Int’l Airport (MCO) starting October 15th, offering three non-stop flights per week between Orlando and Amsterdam in the Netherlands with connections to Europe and the Middle East.

nbaa — National Business Aviation Assn. president and CEO Ed Bolen testifies before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security that the general aviation community remains committed to continued progress toward a Next Generation Air Traffic Control (NextGen) system.

pogo group — of Chicopee, MS reports that several former POGO Jet leaders have formed a new company to consult with companies or individuals wishing to enter or expand within the aviation marketplace. POGO Jet, Inc. was founded in 2004 with the objective of operating very light jets in a large-scale, low-cost, on-demand air taxi service. The company recently closed its doors and returned its remaining seed capital to investors. POGO Group will offer financial, strategic, and operational services to aviation interests.

rolland vincent assoc. — of Dallas is formed by Rolland ‘Rollie’ Vincent, who led the strategy team at Cessna involved in establishing the CitationShares fractional ownership program and facilitated Cessna’s integrated product planning team in the definition stages of the Citation Sovereign, XLS, CJ2/3/4, and Mustang aircraft. He also logged time with Bombardier and Flexjet. Company offers business aviation consulting services; www.rollandvincent.com.

schubach aviation — a San Diego air charter firm with operations at Palomar Airport and Lindberg Field, adds a Learjet 35 to its fleet of 20 aircraft.

standard aero — at Maryville, TN receives final certification to perform maintenance, repair, and overhaul services on Hamilton Sundstrand’s APS 2300 Auxiliary Power Unit (APU).
• StandardAero at Tempe, AZ is granted an extension of its Designated Overhaul Facility license to include the PW127M engine. Addition of the PW127M to its existing platform of Pratt & Whitney engine services expands StandardAero’s capabilities to perform MRO services on the ATR42-500, ATR72-500, ATR42-600, and ATR72-600 series turboprop aircraft; all powered by the PW127M engine.

t.f. green airport — in Warwick, RI, reports that FAA is backing a plan to extend the airport’s main runway, adding 1,600 feet to the 7,100-ft. runway, which would allow direct flights from T.F. Green to West Coast destinations.

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