News Listings for Nashville International

  • Emery's freighter fleet grounded by multiple safety violations

    News | 20 Aug 2001 23:00

    <p>US cargo carrier Emery Worldwide Airlines has been forced to ground its fleet of 37 freighters after the US Federal Aviation Administration uncovered more than 100 aircraft maintenance violations. The FAA says the action was taken because of the company's "inability and unwillingness to take action". </p> <p>The move is set to keep Emery's fleet of 29 McDonnell Douglas DC-8s and eight DC-10 cargo aircraft out of service for more than 30 days, but the Redwood City, California-based, cargo carrier says "there will be no interruption to service" through subcontracts to Ryan Aviation and other cargo airlines. Emery says it will furlough up to 800 pilots, crew and administrative staff among its 1,100 workforce. </p> <p>FAA action follows a 20-month probe of the carrier's maintenance operations, which found improper repairs, installations and alterations, poor record-keeping and outdated maintenance manuals. </p> <p>Between February and April, a DC-10 with a faulty cabin pressurisation
  • Mercury expands FBOs

    News | 27 Aug 1997 12:34

    <p>Mercury Air Group has acquired Stevens Aviation's Nashville International Airport, Tennessee, fixed-base operation (FBO) for $4.2 million. The Los Angeles-based company now operates 13 USFBOs, with a fourteenth due to open in April 1998 at Charleston International Airport, South Carolina. </p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
  • Stevens sells FBO

    News | 13 Aug 1997 10:17

    <p>The Mercury Air Group has acquired Stevens Aviation's fixed-base operation (FBO) at Nashville International Airport, Tennessee, bringing to 13 the number of FBOs owned by the Los Angeles-based group. The FBO, which will operate under the name Mercury Air Center, was sold for $4.2 million. </p> <p>&nbsp;</p>