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AAAE TEAMS UP WITH U.S., CHINA AGENCIES TO FORM                                       BRIEFINGS ...                               According to NATA, Air Trek’s cer-
                                                                                                                                  tificate remains under suspension
AIRPORT ENVIRONMENTAL PARTNERSHIP                                                     AIRCRAFT AND TURBINE SUP-                   until FAA is satisfied the operator has
     U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), with support from the                 PORT, INC. — at Tulsa Int’l Airport         resolved the regulatory violations.
American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) and the Civil Aviation              completes the bulk of a multi-million
Authority of China (CAAC), launched the Airport Environmental Partnership             dollar expansion project that includes a    ALLEGIANT AIR — will offer ser-
(AEP) during the recent 2009 U.S.-China Aviation Symposium in Beijing. The            22,000-sq. ft. storage hangar. Company      vice between Oakland Int’l Airport
AEP seeks to exchange best practices and common approaches to mitigating              specializes in “away from base” main-       and Eugene (OR) Airport beginning
environmental impacts of airport development and management. U.S. air-                tenance for Challenger, Falcon, Lear,       June 8, marking the first-ever nonstop
ports involved in the initiative include the Metropolitan Washington Airports         Hawker, and Westwind aircraft.              flights between OAK and Eugene.
Authority, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Int’l Airport, Chicago O’Hare Int’l
Airport, San Francisco Int’l Airport, Seattle-Tacoma Int’l Airport, and the Port      AIR TREK — of Punta Gorda, FL sees          AMERICAN AIRLINES — adds two
Authority of New York and New Jersey.                                                 FAA lose its appeal of an administrative    new Boeing 737-800 aircraft into its
     Under its National Civil Airport Development Plan, China has announced           law judge’s (ALJ) ruling in the case sur-   fleet, beginning the process of replac-
plans to build 40 new airports by 2010 and 57 more by 2020. FAA plans to provide      rounding the FAA’s revocation of Air        ing its MD-80 fleet. The new airplanes,
policy guidance throughout the course of the partnership, and CAAC and the            Trek’s air carrier certificate. The ALJ     which went into service April 14, are
U.S.-China Aviation Cooperation Program (ACP) intend to help identify prior-          had previously ruled that the FAA had       the first of 76 737-800s that will arrive
ity environmental issues for joint cooperation, provide necessary personnel, and      failed to show sufficiently that the few    through the first quarter of 2011.
help design a U.S. study tour. For more information, visit             violations it was able to prove against
                                                                                      the air carrier were severe enough          ASCENT AVIATION — of Parish,
NATA SET TO HOST CHARTER SUMMIT,                                                      to warrant a revocation. The ALJ            NY extends its marketing agreement
FBO LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE                                                             reduced the penalty from revocation         to represent the Phillips 66 Aviation
                                                                                      to suspension. The FAA appealed that        brand in 27 states, from Maine to
     The National Air Transportation Association has reformulated its top man-        ruling to the National Transportation       Florida to California.
agement forums and will host the Air Charter Summit June 8-10 and the FBO             Safety Board (NTSB). In its decision,
Leadership Conference June 9-11 concurrently in Chantilly, VA near Dulles Int’l       the NTSB denied the FAA’s appeal            ASPEN AVIONICS — is named the
Airport.                                                                              and upheld all of the ALJ’s decisions.      Associate Member of the Year for 2009
     Chief pilots, directors, and company executives of Part 135 operations are
expected to meet with FAA regulatory officials and learn about key market drivers
affecting their economic future at the Air Charter Summit. The FBO Leadership                                             CALENDAR
Conference will feature sessions on the future of aviation manufacturing, rebutting
the media attack on business aviation, marketing to the Ritz Carlton standard and       M AY
clientele, airport security/environmental concerns/AIP Funding/economic stimu-          17-2
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