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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-
   JANUARY
                                                                                   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,
         www.aci-na.org
                                                                                   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-
         www.airports.org
                                                                                   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;
         www.nbaa.org
                                                                                   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
         www.innovativepavementmanagement.com
                                                                                   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
								
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