Real Estate page on Signature Flight Support website

Hangar Network Listings Now Integrated With Signature Flight Support

Hangar Network’s real estate data have been incorporated into Signature Flight Support’s recently-redesigned FBO services website.  With the recent completion of development and testing of their website, Signature’s hangars and office spaces available for lease, sale, or transient use, are now on display for each of its 125 locations in the United States, powered by [...]

Privatization Would Grow The Budget Deficit By $100 Billion

A newly-revised estimate issued by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on the budgetary impact of privatization of air traffic control (ATC) is not pretty, and adds to the already numerous and significant reasons to oppose H.R. 2997, the 21st Century Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act. The August 15 CBO report shows that the [...]

General and Business Aviation Coalition Mobilizes Against Privatizing ATC

As we’ve discussed here and in the newsletter (see link below), the Trump administration fully supports privatizing the Air Traffic Control (ATC) system in the US.  ATC is currently managed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) under the authority granted to it by Congress, but that responsibility would be transferred, along with all its personnel, [...]

The Case for Privatizing Air Traffic Control

In a guest editorial in the March issue of AOPA Pilot, the monthly publication of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, U.S. Representative Bill Shuster (R-PA) laid out his case for privatizing the nation’s air traffic control system (ATC). Rep. Shuster, the Chairman of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee and one of the main [...]

Trump Favors Privatizing U.S. Air Traffic Control

President Donald Trump, in budget documents released on March 16, indicated that he supports privatizing the nation’s air traffic control system (ATC). ATC is currently managed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and he proposes to shift that responsibility to an independent group governed by a 13-person board of directors comprised of stakeholders representing all [...]

Santa Monica – Done Deal. Or Is It?

As we told you last time (Feb 8), the FAA and the City of Santa Monica announced on January 28 they had reached a compromise agreement on what is to happen with Santa Monica Airport (KSMO). As approved in U.S. District Court on February 3, the deal elicited widespread criticism from both pro- and anti-airport [...]

FAA Caves in to Santa Monica

In what can only be described as a stunning reversal of their position, and a seeming betrayal of airport operators and proponents, the Federal Aviation Administration last week reached an agreement with Santa Monica allowing the city to close the airport on December 31, 2028. In addition, the runway will be reduced to 3,500 feet [...]

Public-Private Partnerships Make Things Happen

Public-Private Partnerships Make Things Happen

Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) are exactly what they sound like – collaborative agreements between public entities and private companies. The joint objective of a P3 is to distribute the cost of a project among numerous stakeholders who all stand to reap the eventual benefits of the project. We previously discussed P3s in the context of their [...]

College Degree for Aviation Maintenance Technicians?

The world of aviation maintenance technicians (AMTs) is undergoing a fundamental transformation. While there will always be a need for solid, experienced, wrench-turning  A&P mechanics to work on the shop floor, MROs, aviation operators, and OEMs are now looking as much at a mechanic’s education credentials as they are his or her experience. There are [...]