Industry News

Briefings ... aaae — American Association of Airport Executives is awarded a five-year contract to provide on-site classroom and customized video training to airport employees at The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. The courses will be...

us airways — reintroduces service between Paris, France and Charlotte/Douglas Int’l Airport; service had been dropped after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

U.S. district court for the middle district of florida — Jacksonville Division, issues a final order denying an attempt to halt construction of the new international airport at WestBay in Bay County, Florida, being built on 4,000 acres provided by The St. Joe Company. The Panama City – Bay County International Airport and Industrial District (Airport Authority) has set May 2010 for the airport’s grand opening

virgin charter — a full-service online booking service based in Santa Monica, CA, is now the first preferred private jet charter provider and marketing partner for Signature Travel Network, one of America’s oldest luxury retail travel cooperatives.

NATA Offers New ‘Educational Week’

The National Air Transportation Association will host its first-ever “Educational Week” in conjunction with the 12th annual Aviation Industry Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center March 10-12, 2009.

NATA will offer a series of workshops and seminars designed specifically to improve the performance and profitability of fixed base operators, ground support, and maintenance businesses. A variety of topics will feature nationally and industry recognized presenters providing the latest intelligence, tactics, and strategies to maximize business success in this unstable economic market, according to the association.

The 2009 agenda includes the following seminars and workshops:

• Line Service Supervisor Training Seminar

• Financial Management Tools & Techniques for Aviation Service Businesses Seminar

• NATA Safety 1st Trainer Seminar

• Safety and Health Training for Ground Operations and Risk Management Seminar

• Customer Service Excellence Workshop

• Environmental Compliance Seminar

• Aviation Management - Innovation through Technology Workshop

Aviation Industry Expo (AIE) is managed by Cygnus Expositions, the tradeshow division of business-to-business media company Cygnus Business Media, publisher of AIRPORT BUSINESS magazine. For details, visit or

Maguire Aviation Expands at Van Nuys

Maguire Aviation announces that Studio Pali Fekete arthitects have recently master planned and completed Phase 1 design work on the first of several new aviation facilities at the Van Nuys Regional Airport north of Los Angeles. Phase II and III of the Maguire Aviation project will include six additional hangar buildings with over 40,000 square feet of office space, and a central fixed base operations building. Design for the FBO includes spruce siding, rather than metallic skin, reflecting back to historic aircraft days.

We Recommend