md helicopters, inc. — and the City of Mesa (AZ) reach agreement on lease rates for the remaining term of the leases, which run to 2013 and onward to 2033 if all options are exercised, in a move intended to keep MDH at Mesa.
mesa air group — of Phoenix serves notice with U.S. DOT of its intent to discontinue scheduled subsidized Essential Air Service to Kingman, Prescott, and Phoenix, effective, August 4, 2008.
miami int’l airport — seeks an additional $43.5 million for its North Terminal project to finish the baggage handling system, and another $20.8 million for an automated people mover. The projects had been expected to be completed in 2004.
mooney airplane co. — of Kerrville, TX is certified by FAA for use of WAAS-aided navigation and Safe-Taxi™ on the Acclaim Type S, Ovation 3, and Ovation2 GX.
• Mooney also names Air Touring Ltd., a subsidiary of Air Touring Group plc, as its exclusive sales representative for the U.K. and Ireland.
oceanside (CA) municipal — begins negotiations with Airport Property Ventures for private airport management. APV, formed by a partnership that includes two former LAX executive directors, John Driscoll and Lydia Kennard, proposes a 50-year lease and commits to spend $21 million to improve the airport and to pay more than $11 million in rent over the next 25 years.
oshkosh corp. — receives a contract from Denver Int’l Airport for 24 HT-Series™ snow tractor vehicles in a deal valued at $7 million.
portland (or) int’l — opens new dining options from HMSHost Corp.: Rogue Ales Public House, an award-winning regional brewery, and Rose’s Restaurant and Bakery, an established Portland landmark.
rapid city (IA) regional — completes the preliminary design phase of an estimated $4 million concourse expansion to create additional space for security screenings and holding areas.
reveal imaging technologies — of Bedford, MA reports that TSA has certified its new CT-80DR explosives detection system, Reveal CT-80DR, a dual-row EDS that has the ability to scan checked baggage at a rate of up to 226 bags per hour.
sacramento int’l — seeking to launch a major airport overhaul this summer, receives a mass airline protest over the size and cost of the expansion. Some 11 airlines, including Southwest, the dominant carrier, have sent letters expressing concerns about the $1.27 billion project.
san francisco int’l — is renovating its old international terminal and expects to be handling domestic passengers by the end of 2010. Renovation costing some $383 million is planned, along with a new control tower.
satsair — an on-demand air taxi provider based in Greenville, SC, reports more than 60 percent growth in the number of flights in 2007 — more than 16,000 flights.
space coast aviation services — at Titusville (FL) Airport and FlyItalia announce that the first Italian-built MD3 Rider, an advanced S-LSA (factory-built Light Sport Aircraft) is now being imported into the U.S.
state of maryland — enters a deal with airlines that use Baltimore-Washington Int’l Thurgood Marshall Airport not to collect $32.2 million of $57.3 million in terminal rents and other fees it undercharged them over the past four years. The Maryland Aviation Administration plans to recover only $25 million of uncollected fees over the next five years.
threshhold aviation — at Chino (CA) Airport completes renovations to its FBO which features a 136,000-sq. ft. hangar complex; part of the expansion plans include a separate sales, service, and installation center for the re-engined Citation-II’s with Clifford Development Group.
u.s. dot — proposes to auction some takeoff and landing rights at JFK and Newark Int’l Airports to boost competition, a plan opposed by airlines. Proposal is similar to one previously announced for LaGuardia. DOT is capping the number of flights at peak times at Newark and JFK to reduce congestion. Caps are already in place at LaGuardia.
wichita world trade council — presents Mid-Continent Instruments with the 2008 International Business Excellence Award, which recognizes companies whose global successes contribute to increasing international business in the greater Wichita area.
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.