acana — Air Charter Assn. of North America, based in Boston, reports that members now have the ability to utilize Wyvern/PASS, an automated vendor management tool that enables members to verify that each flight conforms to the relevant legal requirements, including the issue of operational control.
alaska airlines — urges the Juneau (AK) Airport Board of Directors to delay airport terminal expansion, saying that the associated increase in airline tenant fees will be unsustainable for the carrier.
american airlines — is discontinuing service to Oakland Int’l Airport, effective Sept. 3.
american jets — and sister company American Aviation Management Solutions complete a new 30,000-sq. ft. office/hangar/maintenance facility at Ft. Pierce, FL. Firms offer aircraft management, charter, and air ambulance at the Saint Lucie County Int’l Airport.
aopa — Air Safety Foundation Board of Visitors welcomes its new chairman, Russell W. Meyer, Jr., chairman emeritus of Cessna Aircraft.
arinc — of Annapolis, MD reaches agreement with the Vancouver Int’l Airport Authority (YVRAA) to a new 5-year contract for advanced passenger check-in technology and related IT systems.
• ARINC also upgrades its ARINC DirectSM in-flight communications product for business aircraft operators, enabling operators to track their actual satellite communications charges in near real-time — either during a flight or immediately afterwards. The new capability is available immediately to all ARINC Direct customers and is accessible through the ARINC Direct web-based Customer Interface; www.arinc.com.
aviation development corp. — of Denver completes construction of a hangar development at Chino (CA) Airport; the 6.5-acre site features 41 executive and corporate hangars totaling 147,000 square feet, ranging in size from 50x50 feet up to 80x80 feet.
beyond & above — a corporate flight attendant training company, launches a new training facility at Executive Airport in Fort Lauderdale, offering students hands-on training on board an actual corporate jet; www.beyondandabove.net.
chandler-gilbert community college — breaks ground on a $4.2 million, 22,000-sq. ft. hangar at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport to support the college’s aviation maintenance program.
chantilly air — a charter operator and aircraft services company headquartered in Mannassas, VA, receives initial approval from TSA to conduct flights at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
citiarts — a nationally-known public art and urban planning consulting firm based in Baltimore, Charlotte, and Atlanta, is selected by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority to provide arts and archives planning services for Reagan National and Dulles Int’l.
city of phoenix — is sued by the family of a New York woman who died at Phoenix Sky Harbor Int’l while in police custody last year. The death was ruled an accident.
• City officials also seek to change 37-year-old rules that cap building heights near PHX.
dayjet — of Boca Raton, FL scales back growth plans and lays off employees in all areas of its operations, citing weak capital markets. DayJet, which utilizes Eclipse 500 very light jets, has a fleet of 28 aircraft serving 11 Dayports.
eclipse aviation — manufacturer of the Eclipse 500 very light jet, receives permission from the U.S. Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security to export the VLJ and its components to Russia. Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada’s Export and Import Controls Bureau also grants a permit to Pratt & Whitney Canada and Eclipse to export the PW610F engine to Russia. The goal is to establish an assembly facility in Ulyanovsk, Russia.
edmonton airports — finalizes a new financing arrangement with Alberta Capital Finance Authority (ACFA) to fund a $1.1 billion capital program at Edmonton Int’l Airport.
The expansion would involve extending the east end of the concourse by a couple of hundred yards.
Neither Southwest nor US Airways can add flights as they would like until the disagreement ends.
The airport appears to be on track to serve more than 27 million passengers by year's end for the first time in five years.