airmall®—at Baltimore/Wash-ington Int’l Thurgood Marshall (BWI) Airport opens an M&T Bank full-service branch, pre-security.
air taxi assn. (atxa)—is formed with the backing of major next-generation air taxi providers in the U.S., with initial air taxi providers in Europe, to unite air taxis and provide services to increase demand. Companies on the group’s policy board include DayJet, Earthjet, ImagineAir, JetBird, JumpJet, Linear Air, TaxiJet Spain, and SATSair. Dr. Bruce Holmes, DayJet Director of Aeronautical Research and former NASA researcher, will serve as ATXA chair; www.atxa.com.
arapahoe county (co)—and Centennial Airport reach an agreement with Dove Valley Business Park Associates, Ltd. to acquire property east of the airport, including covenants that restrict residential development.
cargo airport services usa, llc—acquires the Cargo Zone Group of Companies based in Montreal, with operations in Toronto and Montreal. Acquisition adds to CAS customer base Korean Air, Air Transat and Lot Polish, along with freight forwarders DHL Global, Hellmann, BAX Global and Kuehne and Nagel. Cargo Airport Services USA is based at JFK Int’l Airport.
colorado springs airport—is sued by a contractor of a $4.8 million parking lot rework for $290,000 in cost overruns it alleges airport officials caused. Torix General Contractors LLC says the airport hindered and disrupted the 2005 project by, among other reasons, changing the project schedule to reduce the airport’s “lost parking revenue.”
detroit airport officials —consider selling the naming rights for the entire Willow Run Airport, the North Terminal at Detroit Metro, 32 clocks in Metro’s McNamara Terminal, 25 clocks in other facilities, seven play areas at McNamara, and 26 jet bridges at the North Terminal under construction.
dfw int’l airport—and British Airways announce BA will move its daily DFW-London Gatwick flight to Heathrow Airport, marking the first major int’l flight change since the new ‘Open Skies’ agreement between the European Union that took effect April 30.
eclipse aviation—opens its Eclipse Service Center in Gainesville, FL, the Southeast maintenance center for Eclipse 500 customers, and a maintenance base for DayJet.
ft. lauderdale/hollywood int’l airport—will gets its long-delayed runway extension, following approval by Broward County commissioners. Move will extend the 5,276-ft. south runway to 8,000 feet by 2012.
ft. wayne (IN) Int’l airport—says if it gets a $1 million federal grant, the airport will offer passengers a $50 rebate on some flights in an effort to lure passengers away from Indianapolis, Chicago, and South Bend.
grubb & ellis/bre commercial, lls—a provider of integrated real estate services, and Bourn Partners, LLC announce they are selected by Learjet Inc. to execute the marketing for a vacant 255,000-sq. ft. Dunnair aircraft modification and completion facility in Tucson, also known as Building 3 Complex. Building is part of Bombardier’s MRO complex at Tucson Int’l Airport.
EUROpean union—and the U.S. plan to cut emissions from aircraft by improving air traffic control systems, via an agreement between the European Commission and FAA. Agreement allows for quickly putting in place emission-reduction technologies that would lower greenhouse gases released from aircraft. These include using a system that reduces engine power when landing planes that saves fuel, cuts down on noise, and releases less carbon dioxide and nitrogen dioxide.
greater toronto airports authority—reports that more than 120,000 passengers sign a petition urging the government to reduce the airport’s rent in an effort to reduce costs to airlines.
hainan zhong hang tai general aviation airlines—the Hainan, China-based operating entity of Ameritech Aerospace, places a firm order for 50 Adam Aircraft® A700® VLJs.
hawker beechcraft corp. — and NetJets® Europe reach an agreement for the purchase of 32 Hawker 4000 aircraft for NetJets’ global fractional fleet in Europe.