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CESSNA CEO CALLS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MODERATION ACC — Airport Consultants Council vice fills a void left when Aloha Airlines
presents former TSA Administrator ceased all operations in March 2008.
The general aviation industry may be stifled if industry and government Edmund S. “Kip” Hawley the 2009 ACC
fail to collaborate on environmental innovation or arrive at parochial solutions Aviation Award of Excellence. The award ALASKA AIRLINES — inaugu-
that ignore the global interoperability of the world’s transportation systems, recognizes the contributions of an indi- rates four-times-weekly service between
according to Cessna Aircraft Co. chairman, president/CEO Jack J. Pelton. vidual or group that are visionary and Oakland, and Kahului, HI and thrice-
Speaking at the Les Respirations annual international environmental congress innovative, have advanced the airport weekly service between Oakland and Kona.
held outside Paris, Pelton says that “we must pursue policies and practices that and aviation industry, and have served
balance progress and technology with environmental sensitivity.” the public in the process. ALLEGIANT AIR, LLC — announces
Globally, aviation accounts for only 2 percent of all CO2 emissions caused it will move its jet service to Orlando Int’l
by burning fossil fuels, yet some seek to put an undue burden on it through ACI-NA — Airports Council Int’l-North Airport beginning March 5, 2010, relo-
unreasonable environmental regulation, Pelton says. He points out that over America reports that total nonaeronauti- cating from the Orlando-Sanford Int’l
the past 40 years aviation has improved aircraft fuel efficiency by more than 70 cal operating revenue at U.S. commer- Airport.
percent, without government carbon emission standards, while federal emission cial service airports was $7.49 billion in
standards for the auto industry enacted during the same period produced only 2008, a 6.4 percent increase from 2007 AOPA — Aircraft Owners and
about 15 percent improvement. “It’s important to note these improvements are ($7.04 billion). The data from the FAA Pilots Association pays tribute to U.S.
a result of customer demand and market forces, not regulation,” Pelton says. Compliance Activity Tracking System Representatives Allen Boyd (D-FL) and
(CATS) database includes concession rev- Vernon Ehlers (R-MI), winners of the
AIRLINES FINED FOR ROCHESTER INCIDENT enue from 521 airports, representing 100 2009 Joseph B. “Doc” Hartranft Award,
percent of total passenger traffic. Food which honors the elected official or
U.S. DOT, in the first-ever government punishment against airlines and beverage sales at U.S. airports totaled officials who have done the most in the
for keeping passengers on a plane during an extended ground delay, fines $569 million in 2008; retail sales in 2008 past year to support general aviation.
Continental Airlines, one of its contractors, and another airline a total of totaled $639 million, up 20 percent. They are the founding members of the
$175,000 for a six-hour delay last summer. The fines stem from an Aug. 8 General Aviation Caucus in the House
incident when some 50 passengers aboard a Houston-Minnesota Continental AERO TRADER — a division of of Representatives.
Express flight were diverted to Rochester, MN. DOT also fines Mesaba Airlines Dominion Enterprises based in Norfolk, • AOPA also reports that some 7,294
$75,000 because its employees at the airport refused to help disembark the pas- VA, launches a revenue sharing program people attended this year’s AOPA Aviation
sengers, saying no security personnel were available. The flight was operated by for fixed base operators. The Aero Summit at the Tampa Convention Center.
ExpressJet Airlines, and it and Continental were fined $50,000. Trader FBO Affiliate Revenue Share Peter O. Knight Airport hosted commu-
Program facilitates the buying and sell- nity day activities at Airportfest.
ing of planes, parts, and service. FBOs
CALENDAR receive 20 percent of the total ad rate of ARGUS TRAQPAK — data indicates
October business aircraft activity increased
any advertising they refer to Aero Trader,
in print and online, every time the ad 5.14 percent over the previous month; ver-
runs; www.aerotrader.com. sus October 2008, activity is up 2.5 percent.
10-14 24th Annual Aviation Issues Conference; Maui, Hawaii; www.aaae.org
ARGUS estimates the percent change of
14 NBAA Aviation Regional Forum; Houston, TX; www.nbaa.org
13-15 ACI-NA Insurance and Risk Management Conference; San Diego, CA;
AIR CHARTER SAFETY FOUND- flight activity, rolling month over month,
ATION (ACSF) — will hold its annual for the last twelve months is up an aver-
Air Charter Safety Symposium on March age of .67 percent per month. Total flight
24-26 ACI-NA Air Service & Data Planning Seminar; Las Vegas, NV;
2-3, 2010, at Chantilly, VA; www.acsf.aero/ activity for the last twelve months as com-
symposium. pared to the previous twelve months is
25-26 NATA 2010 FBO Leadership Conference; San Antonio, TX; www.nata.aero
down some 18.41 percent.
26-30 NBAA 19th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference; San Antonio, TX;
AIRTRAN AIRWAYS — adds non-
stop service from Milwaukee’s General ASIG® — based in Orlando announces
26-27 Airport Innovative Design and Management Summit 2010; Singapore;
Mitchell Int’l Airport to DFW Int’l, begin- that its Denver Int’l Airport Fuel Facility
ning April 6, 2010. Operation has achieved Gold Leader
27-29 Low Cost Airlines World Asia Pacific 2010; Singapore; www.terrapinn.com
status under the Colorado Dep