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MCCLELLAN-PALOMAR (CA) AIRPORT—in Carlsbad releases a county-funded report that looks at ways the airport can boost its revenues, upsetting neighbors. Called the Air Service Situation Review, it calls for extension of the runway and associated areas and calls for creating a task force to recruit new commercial airlines and promote the two that already use the airport. Recruiting efforts could add new destinations, including San Francisco to the airport’s offerings, it notes. SH&E International Air Transport Consultancy performed the study, and did one for the county in 2003.

MIDWEST AIRLINES—and North-west Airlines sign an agreement to form a strategic codeshare partnership, formalizing a Memorandum of Understanding the two carriers signed in May.

MILLION AIR TUCSON—a full-service FBO at Tucson Int’l Airport begins construction of a nearly $5 million two-story executive terminal with 20,000 square feet of all-glass office space and amenities, including a state-of-the-art theater room. Development will include an additional 20,000 square feet of hangar space to accommodate aircraft as large as a Gulfstream 550. Facility will be located in the Campbell/Valencia General Aviation Complex, and is scheduled for completion in May 2008.

NAPLES (FL) MUNICIPAL AIRPORT—is told that Delta Air Lines will not provide direct Naples-to-Atlanta service; the community had put forth a $700,000 revenue guarantee to persuade Delta to offer regional service.

NORTHWEST AIRCRAFT—an official distributor and service center for Socata and Piper Aircraft, relocates to a new location at the Aurora (OR) State Airport, with a new building that houses 18,000 sq. ft. of maintenance space and 1,000 sq. ft. of office space.

O’HARE NOISE COMPATIBILITY COMMISSION—and the Chicago Department of Aviation update its “Sound Insulating Your Home” booklet designed to help homeowners sound-insulate their homes and assist municipalities that are developing building codes to include noise reduction measures.

OCEAN AIRE—a full-service FBO located on the R. J. Miller Airpark (MJX) near the New Jersey Coast, completes work on its new 20,000-sq. ft. hangar. Ocean Aire is located midway between New York City and Philadelphia, in Tom’s River, NJ.

SIEMENS—of Atlanta is awarded a $61.9 million contract from Swinerton Builders of Los Angeles for construction of a 100 percent in-line baggage screening system in three north terminals at Los Angeles Int’l Airport (LAX) as a part of the LAX North Project. Overall project completion is scheduled for 2010.

STERLING AVIATION—a full-service aircraft management, charter, acquisition and maintenance company headquartered at General Mitchell Int’l Airport, is named a Future 50 business by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC).

TRAMMEL CROW CO.—of Dallas finalizes a 15-year lease for 81,260 square feet with helicopter manufacturer American Eurocopter at DFW Int’l Airport. Transaction allows American Eurocopter to expand its Texas distributions operations from a current facility in Grand Prairie into the airport’s AirFreight & LogisticsCentreTM 1.

WILLIAMS GATEWAY AIR-PORT—is changing its name to the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.

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