tunica air group, llc — adds pitot-static system maintenance, altimeter and transponder certification, and testing and servicing of NiCad and lead acid batteries at its Tunica, MS and Memphis, TN repair station locations. www.tunicaairgroup.com.
Upgrade at Million Air Dallas
Million Air Dallas, which celebrates its 25th year in 2009, completes a $2 million renovation of its fixed base operation at the Addison Airport. Amenities include restrooms of granite and marble, exotic wood paneling, a remodeled front desk, along with a movie theatre, on-site workout facility, and updated conference rooms. The FBO recently added a Gulfstream G450 and Embraer Legacy to its fleet of bizjets available for charter/sales.
In Memoriam: John H. Winant
Former National Business Aviation Association president John H. Winant died January 13 at his home in Williamstown, MA at age 85 of natural causes.
Winant was first elected to NBAA’s board of directors in 1957, when he was vice president of the Sprague Electric Co., and was appointed as NBAA’s first full-time staff president in 1971, serving in that capacity through his retirement in 1986 when the NBAA board gave him the title of president emeritus. During Winant’s term, NBAA grew from 824 member companies to almost 3000; in 1981, he led an effort to bring business aviation associations from around the world to form the International Business Aviation Council.
Among his many awards: FAA’s Distinguished Service Award, PATCO’s President’s Award, Flight Safety Foundation’s Meritorious Service Award, and National Aeronautical Association’s Elder Statesman Award. In 1977, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University awarded Winant the Gill Robb Wilson Award and later conferred on him the honorary degree of doctor of aviation management.
Expo Returns to Vegas – March 10-12
Aviation Industry Expo, the annual event that brings together ground support, FBO/aviation services, and aircraft maintenance companies and personnel, returns to Las Vegas March 10-12.
New to this year’s event will be the Green Pavilion, which will offer attendees a showcase of green products and services to help make environmentally friendly business decisions.
“The Green Pavilion is the answer to an ever-growing need of our attendees,” says show manager Lynnette Sjoquist. “As companies continue to go green, it is important for us to offer a showcase of green products and services that will not only help companies meet compliance regulations, but also demonstrate cost-effective practices.”
Educational sessions include AMTSociety’s IA renewal; FOD management; line safety/refueling; RFID; deicing; and more. For information, visit www.AviationIndustryExpo.com.
Expo is held in conjunction with a series of seminars hosted by the National Air Transportation Association, including its long-running Line Service Supervisor Training Course; visit www.nata.aero.
Extending the taxiway will cost about $8 million.
Duluth International Airport wants $3.2 million in bond funding from the Minnesota Legislature to keep two major projects on track.
Innova Aviation Consulting showed an audience of about 20 mostly task force members that the Massena International Airport is tapping only about 5 percent of the potential market.