Feb/March13 Industry News

Boeing 787 Grounded Dreamliners worldwide have been grounded as of press time after lithium ion batteries led to a fire in one plane and smoke in a second. Boeing is still building 787s even though deliveries have been halted, and is aiming to deliver...

Rizon Jet — the luxury flight services company headquartered in Doha, State of Qatar, announces that its VIP Terminal in London Biggin Hill has been ranked No. 1 in this year’s European Business Air News (EBAN) FBO survey.

Singapore — plans to add a fourth terminal to its international airport, boosting the number of passengers it can handle to 82 million a year as low cost airlines burgeon in the region. Changi International Airport says that construction of the 600 million Singapore dollars ($485 million) terminal will begin in the fourth quarter of this year and be completed by 2017. It will spend a further S$680 million on airfield infrastructure, aircraft parking spots, and security.

Swissport USA — plans to hire 1,000 New Jersey residents for available positions with the aviation ground services company at Newark Liberty International Airport as it opens a new cargo and baggage handling operation this spring.

Triangle Grading And Paving — has been awarded a $943,182.78 contract from the city of Lynchburg, VA, to enhance Lynchburg Regional Airport (LYH). The project is expected to begin Friday, March 15 and is scheduled to be completed by May 2013.

U.S. Department of Transportation — According to the Air Travel Consumer Report issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the reporting carriers posted a rate of 3.09 reports of mishandled baggage per 1,000 passengers for 2012, an improvement on 2011’s rate of 3.35 and their lowest rate of mishandled baggage for a year since this data was first reported in September 1987.

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