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Thursday
Feb212008

2008 Olympic Games Flight Regulations Released

A GUIDE TO FLIGHT PLAN APPLICATION AND ITS APPROVAL FOR FOREIGN AIRCRAFT INTERIM FLIGHT OPERATIONS DURING OLYMPIC GAMES

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Tuesday
Feb122008

Pilots Gain Online Access to AC-U-KWIK Data

Professional Flight Management Inc. (PFM) is launching online access to AC-U-KWIK's global database this quarter. Now, PFM will routinely pull updated data from the AC-U-KWIK database, which includes information on key FBO amenities, after-hours telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, Web sites and airport diagrams. This new service, called AC-U-KWIK Aviation eXpress Information Service (AXIS), was designed to make preflight planning more efficient. Pilots will be more aware of changes at airports and FBOs before takeoff, according to Julia T. Brooks, PFM's business manager. Updated facts on facilities will be highlighted when crews type in their destination.

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Tuesday
Feb122008

FAA 14 CFR 139.321 Training Goes Online

The LSAT has made its way into the GA industry, but graduates of this course are not destined for law jobs. FBO supervisors can take FAA 14 CFR 139.321 training online through Aviation Continuing Education Inc. (ACE). The Line Service Annual Training (LSAT) program covers all Fuel Safety and Inspection Program sections designated for supervisors at Part 139 certificated airports, according to Jay Shanley, ACE spokesman. It also covers several Occupational Safety and Health Administration requirements.

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Tuesday
Jan222008

Where the GA Jobs Are

The consolidation of the General Aviation industry has created a range of new opportunities and transitional issues for business jet professionals. "The demand for talent outpaced the available resources," said Raymond Stebler, director of staffing solutions for New Jersey-based Jet Professionals, which experienced 50 percent growth in business in 2007. "We have also noticed an increase in temporary staffing and long-term contracts to secure enough personnel for the growing fleet of corporate aircraft."

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Tuesday
Jan222008

TSA Launches Security Program for FBOs

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently launched the Secure Fixed Base Operator Program to enhance security on general aviation aircraft inbound to the United States. It enables FBOs to check passenger and crew identification against Electronic Advance Passenger Information System (eAPIS) filings.

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Tuesday
Jan082008

Large Aircraft Security Program Nears Comments Period

The rehaul of the Twelve-Five Standard Security Program (TFSSP) — developed after 9/11, in part, to improve security around charter service — is nearing the public comments period, said Eric Byer, NATA's vice president of government and industry affairs.

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Tuesday
Jan082008

Calling All Schedulers and Dispatchers

More than 2,000 attendees and 378 exhibitors, 25 more than last year, will participate in NBAA's 19th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference. The event takes place Jan. 29 through Feb. 1 at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center.

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Thursday
Dec202007

New Sky Lanes Will Accommodate Holiday Traffic

The general aviation industry received an unexpected gift last week when the Federal Aviation Administration and U.S. Department of Defense announced that military airspace on the East and West coasts will be open to non-military air traffic during the holidays.

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Wednesday
Dec192007

Encore Announces Landmark Merger and Plots 2008 Acquisition Spree

Encore FBO and private-equity firm GTCR Golder Rauner are in the process of acquiring all of Landmark Aviation's FBOs from Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Aviation Holdings. The merger also covers Landmark's charter, aircraft sales and maintenance parts assets, but not its MRO division. The combined company will own more than 40 FBOs.

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Tuesday
Dec112007

IFBOA Solidifies Itself in 2007

Though less than two years old, the Independent Fixed Base Operator Association (IFBOA) hit the ground running in 2007 by adding 28 members, announcing plans to open an office in Europe and aggregating key services required by FBOs.

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