Sorocaba Airport will receive Air traffic Control Tower

It will be invested R $ 14.6 million.

Construction works expected to be delivered on April 2015.

The State of São Paulo Airport Authority (Daesp) published in October the bidding process for the implementation of the Air Traffic Control tower at the Bertram Luiz Leopolz Airpot in Sorocaba (SP). The predicted Investment for the construction works is R$ 14.6 million. The work is scheduled to begin on December 2014 and completed by April 2016.

The package of improvements includes the construction of the ATC with 500 square meters, main substation, operating attachments and access routes. In addition it will be deployed two generators, two sets of transformers, regulators and electrical DC infrastructure for emergency.

According to Daesp, the deployment of the control tower will bring more safety to users of Sorocaba Airport which is the main geared to general aviation in the state. The implementation works of the tower will be implemented with funds from the state government.

Source: Flight Market (10/27/2014)


Bizjets Used for Time Efficiency, Not Luxury

Newly released results from Aviation International News sister publication Business Jet Traveler’s 2014 Reader’s Choice Survey reconfirm that those who fly privately do so primarily for efficiency, not luxury. Among the 1,200 business jet fliers who participated in the fourth annual BJT survey, “save time” again emerged as the number-one reason for using business aviation, followed by “ability to use airports that airlines don’t serve.”

When BJT asked readers how their flying has changed over the past year, 46.4 percent said they “flew about the same” as in the year before. Meanwhile, 27.8 percent said they flew a bit or much more, 17.5 percent said a “bit less” and 8.4 percent “much less.” Asked about the year ahead, 50.8 percent expect to fly about the same, while 39.6 percent anticipate flying a bit or much more. Only 9.5 percent plan to fly a bit or much less.

Readers also identified the three most important features of a business aircraft as range, economical operation and cabin size, respectively. Surprisingly, speed ranked sixth; cabin amenities 10th; product support 11th; and baggage space last in 12th place.

The survey results also include readers’ preferences for fractional share providers, jet cards, charter operators and aircraft models, among other data.

Source: AIN Online (07/10/2014)