News Listings for Corpus Christi International

  • Houston Bush gets new runway as part of $111m AIP funds

    News | 22 Jul 2002 18:20 | Mary Kirby

    <body lang=EN-US style='tab-interval:.5in'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Texan airports will receive $110.9 million in FAA Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funds for upgrades and improvements, including a new runway for Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental airport.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>The US Department of Transportation (DOT) announced today that 14 Texas airports would benefit from the award. The largest winner is Houston Bush Intercontinental, which will receive $18.4 million to construct a new runway.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Houston’s Ellington Field airport will receive $10.2 million to modernize its runway and apron. The DOT has allocated Austin-Bergstrom airport in Austin $5.9 million to acquire land for noise compatibility and relocate 45 residential units as well a
  • FBO industry reshapes

    News | 02 Oct 1996 10:46

    <p>From the USA to the UK, fixed-base operators have been changing hands as industry consolidation continues. In August, Mercury Air Group completed the acquisition of five FBOs from Raytheon Aircraft Services for $8.25 million. The sites involved are at Ontario International Airport in California; Georgia's Hartsfield International and Peachtree-DeKalb Airports in Atlanta; and Corpus Christi International and Dallas' Addison Airport in Texas. Los Angeles-based Mercury already operated five FBOs in California and Nevada, under the name Mercury Air Centers. The acquisitions expand the company's operations from regional to national and give Mercury a leading position in the US FBO market. The original $9 million deal with Raytheon was for six locations, and negotiations continue to purchase the FBO at Hanscom Field Airport, outside Boston, Massachusetts. </p> <p>Raytheon will remain a major player, with 12 FBOs, and has plans for expansion using the proceeds from the sale. The decision