LAX--suspends one of only two shuttle companies allowed to pick up passengers without reservations at the airport after a state regulatory agency took away Prime Time Shuttle's operating permit.
... will receive a $5.9 million insurance settlement for business losses suffered as a result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
MILLION AIR--announces construction has begun for its hangar expansion and office building at Oakland County Int'l, doubling the size of the existing aviation facility.
MSP--State of Minnesota pollution authorities are seeking $125,000 in fines, and corrective actions costing more than $3 million, for a pair of jet fuel leaks at Minneapolis-St. Paul Int'l in February 2003.
NBAA--releases its training guidance for the next generation of very light jets; Training Guidelines for Single Pilot Operations of Very Light Jets and Technically Advanced Aircraft.
NTSB--National Transportation Safety Board requires all Part 121 and 135 air carriers to obtain any notices of disapproval for flight checks for certificates and ratings for all pilot applications and evaluate this information before making a hiring decision (A-05-01).
ORLANDO SANFORD INT'L--awards a rental car concession to Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Vanguard Car Rental USA, Inc., parent company of Alamo and National, is building a rental car facility at a new site at the airport.
PHOENIX SKY HARBOR INT'L--the new concourse under construction here and expected to be complete in March 2005, will provide eight new gates for Southwest Airlines.
PHILADELPHIA INT'L--agrees to pay US Airways $6 million for the use of 30 jet bridges owned by the airline.
SABRELINER CORP.--is awarded a subcontract from DynCorp Technical Services, LLC to provide airframe depot support of the Air Force fleet of 76 Learjet C-21A aircraft. The potential value of the seven-year contract could be in excess of $17 million.
SAFEGATE--acquires Airfield Signs, a manufacturer of airfield guidance signs.
SENATOR CONRAD BURNS (R-MT)--is selected as Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Aviation.
SONG--plans for a spring expansion of its fleet. Delta's low-cost offshoot will add 12 Boeing 757s to its current fleet of 36. Song will also add 36 new flights by September.
SOUTHWEST AIRLINES--announces its will discontinue service at Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport in April because of ongoing losses.
TAC AIR--agrees to acquire the McGhee Tyson Airport FBO operation of Knox-Air.
TSA--announces that Baltimore-Washington Int'l will be the eighth airport to receive a new explosives detection trace portal to screen passengers and the Pier D security checkpoint; part of the Phase II pilot program to test and evaluate the trace portal for screening passengers for explosives.
TURNER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY--is awarded a $220 million contract to provide construction services for Delta Air Lines at JFK Int'l.
Delta's announcement stirred speculation in the industry as to whether the carrier is making the move to increase its competitive position against Forest Hills-based JetBlue.
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.
Yankee has the distinction of being the first taxiway in Memphis built for the Group 6 aircraft, the jumbos that include the Airbus 380 FedEx is scheduled to receive in 2009.
A series of public and private celebrations are planned for the days leading up to the May 27 opening.