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Express starts to diversify...

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06/23/2005ExpressJet preps for airport changes; purchases a piece of Wing Aviation By:Burton Speakman , Courier staff
Growth is expected to force major changes over the next five to 10 years at the Lone Star Executive Airport in Conroe.


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There is enough demand in this area and north Houston to create that type of situation, he said.
The company is planning for these changes along with its recent deal with ExpressJet, which purchased a non-controlling interest in Wing Aviation.
The next step for expansion for both the company and airport is a new air traffic control tower and longer runways, Wing said.
A number of companies won't come into an airport that is uncontrolled, said Brian Wing, company president.
"There will immediately be an increase in business when the tower is complete," he said.
The airport will become the top option for private aircraft for the northern part of Houston because Bush Intercontinental Airport is making it more difficult and expensive for private owners to use that facility, Brian Wing said.
The company also anticipates that growing demand will make Lonestar Executive Airport a commercial airport in five to 10 years, John Wing said.
It most likely will serve as a regional location, with flights to Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, New Orleans and other nearby regional locations, Brian Wing said.
The Federal Aviation Administration will fund the tower project, said County Judge Alan B. Sadler. The project is imminent, but a timetable has not been set, he said.
Montgomery County and Sadler continue to step up and add needed facilities, John Wing said.
These expansions will mean additional tax revenue for the county from fuel pumped at the airport, Bran Wing said.
The partnership with ExpressJet will allow Wing Aviation and Lonestar Executive Airport to expand current facilities.
"We will be able to superimpose their technology onto what we're already doing in the private jet world," John Wing said.
This will give Wing Aviation the ability to offer better quality and reliability to customers and do it cheaper, he said.
ExpressJet operates as Continental Express, ExpressJet Services LLC, a third-party maintenance provider, and JetX Aviation Limited, a European startup company offering regional jet service to European carriers.
"Through this partnership, our goal is to become the lowest-cost, highest-quality provider of private aviation services," said Jim Ream, president and CEO of ExpressJet.
"The Wing Aviation team provides excellent leadership and a developed private aviation business that is second to none. We intend to combine our economies of scale with Wing Aviation's exceptional quality and service to maximize the benefits for both companies," he said.
This is the company's first effort in private air travel, said spokeswoman Kristy Nichols.
Entering the private aviation industry has been part of ExpressJet's strategic options for quite sometime, she said.
The arrangement allows ExpressJet to continue working in its specialty of efficiencies and economies of scale while avoiding some of the pressures from the current airline industry, Nichols said.
"It's also a chance to diversify from our largest partner, Continental Airlines," she said. "There have been preliminary discussions of future plans, but nothing has come forward to the public yet."
Wing Aviation is a full-service aviation company that offers aircraft charter and management, maintenance, avionics installations and aircraft painting. It is the largest employer at the Lonestar Executive Airport and occupies a 90,000-square-foot facility.
 
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......:) :rolleyes:
 
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Ben Franklin said:
Have you thought about a career as a detective?

Sincerely,

B. Franklin

Trust me Ben, all Hotwing has time to do is sit in front of a computer and dream of being a real pilot. Ain't that right Hotwing? Don't you have 172 to fly?

DK

Just thought that I'd bring up the fact that Hotwing replied to Ben at 2am.....Point made :)
 
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Deerkiller said:
Trust me Ben, all Hotwing has time to do is sit in front of a computer and dream of being a real pilot. Ain't that right Hotwing? Don't you have 172 to fly?

DK

Just thought that I'd bring up the fact that Hotwing replied to Ben at 2am.....Point made :)

Hmmm -- lets see who is smarter, the guy that is getting paid a lot to do very little or the guy that is flying his tail off! :) A real pilot has figured out how to work less and get paid more! a rare event these days!

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hotwing said:
Hmmm -- lets see who is smarter, the guy that is getting paid a lot to do very little or the guy that is flying his tail off! :) A real pilot has figured out how to work less and get paid more! a rare event these days!

Out!

Sorry dude, 1 hour in a 172 = 10 in a CRJ. Packs ON, Probes ON baby!!!
 

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Sorry dude, 1 hour in a 172 = 10 in a CRJ. Packs ON, Probes ON baby!!!

Hmmm lets see -- PIC Jet time, ALL jet time, no TP time, W2, and more time here at home seeing H! he he he
 

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hotwing said:
Hmmm lets see -- PIC Jet time, ALL jet time, no TP time, W2, and more time here at home seeing H! he he he

So you're gonna take it to that level....hold on I've got to sit down so we can see eye to eye. Bash on the brasilia, huh, ok...all i can say is there is a nice little old lady who loved the ride.
 

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So you're gonna take it to that level....hold on I've got to sit down so we can see eye to eye. Bash on the brasilia, huh, ok...all i can say is there is a nice little old lady who loved the ride.

Dude -- that was fantastic -- you are learning -- I have taught you well!!!!! Good boy! Round 2 -- move that slow arse rj that is lucky to climb at 500 FPM above 250 out of our way as our G550 goes to 470 without hesitation... Oh yeah -- climb at 290 or .70, good luck, the big boy is going to run you down! H will like it too, especially the crew rest area! :)
 

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hotwing said:
Dude -- that was fantastic -- you are learning -- I have taught you well!!!!! Good boy! Round 2 -- move that slow arse rj that is lucky to climb at 500 FPM above 250 out of our way as our G550 goes to 470 without hesitation... Oh yeah -- climb at 290 or .70, good luck, the big boy is going to run you down! H will like it too, especially the crew rest area! :)

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Flight Experience: Civ - parts 121, 135 and part 91
Ratings: , DA50EX - 900EX, -650,H2O,sel,mel,atp,cfi,cfii,mei,gold seal,IGI, - CRJ
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^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

Looking at the above flight experience/ratings I don't see a G550(must be MS Flight SIM 2000). But anyway, have fun tossing bags when you get to wherever in that 550. Me, I prefer: get in, sit down, and close the door.
 

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more wood for the fire!

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Aircraft Experience: several
Flight Experience: Civ - parts 121, 135 and part 91
Ratings: , DA50EX - 900EX, -650,H2O,sel,mel,atp,cfi,cfii,mei,gold seal,IGI, - CRJ
Current Position: Corp.
Total Time: 4300+


^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

Looking at the above flight experience/ratings I don't see a G550(must be MS Flight SIM 2000). But anyway, have fun tossing bags when you get to wherever in that 550. Me, I prefer: get in, sit down, and close the door.

The fist one is just arriving! We do not toss bags -- we have staff that does that -- have you seen how high up the door is, oh yeah, that is right - you are used to that go cart jet! he he he -- oh yeah -- what about the piggy bank that comes along with it! What about the hours and holidays away that come along with your getting in, sitting down and closing the door! Been there, done that!

Check company earnings, negative set, check QOL, negative set, ...
 

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hotwing said:
Dude -- that was fantastic -- you are learning -- I have taught you well!!!!! Good boy! Round 2 -- move that slow arse rj that is lucky to climb at 500 FPM above 250 out of our way as our G550 goes to 470 without hesitation... Oh yeah -- climb at 290 or .70, good luck, the big boy is going to run you down! H will like it too, especially the crew rest area! :)
Yeah, make sure you wipe that 550 down good too whenever you get home. Also, the hangar floor could use a good mopping...so although you aren't flying tomorrow, it would be appreciated if you would spend your day tidying it up.
 

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Yeah, make sure you wipe that 550 down good too whenever you get home. Also, the hangar floor could use a good mopping...so although you aren't flying tomorrow, it would be appreciated if you would spend your day tidying it up.

That shows your ignorance -- we have line staff, cleaning crews, maint., and on sight customs -- thanks for the uneducated guess though! We do not come in unless we are flying... It is a nice life...

(postcard --wish you were here --)
 

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That shows your ignorance -- we have line staff, cleaning crews, maint., and on sight customs -- thanks for the uneducated guess though! We do not come in unless we are flying... It is a nice life...

(postcard --wish you were here --)

Don't take offense SkyBoy. Hotwing has been dealing with size issues his whole life. Remember the Foghorn Leghorn cartoon. Remember the little chick who though he was a chicken hawk. You get the idea.
 

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hotwing said:
That shows your ignorance -- we have line staff, cleaning crews, maint., and on sight customs -- thanks for the uneducated guess though! We do not come in unless we are flying... It is a nice life...

(postcard --wish you were here --)
Whatever dude....living your life on a pager can never be that "nice". I've been there, done that, and was glad to get the hell out. But whatever floats your boat...just don't condemn the rest of us that are floating ours because you think your way is so much better.
 

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Nah, he doesn't offend me...I used to work with clowns like him. I find their little pipe dreams to be rather amusing.
 

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Whatever dude....living your life on a pager can never be that "nice". I've been there, done that, and was glad to get the hell out. But whatever floats your boat...just don't condemn the rest of us that are floating ours because you think your way is so much better.

This is clean fun between two people that know each other -- IDIOT! We are playing with each other here -- by the way, again, you do not know what you are talking about again -- as the other stuff you listed, I again, must correct you. We are not on a pager and we know where we are going a month out. We are not on call -- this is not some one plane operation -- this is a large corp that makes a lot of money!!!!!!!
 

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easy, down boy, sit...good dog


and by the way I want to distance myself from the "playing with each other" comment.
 

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Dude -- boots on that 560

SkyBoy1981 said:
Nah, he doesn't offend me...I used to work with clowns like
him. I find their little pipe dreams to be rather amusing.

Hey DK -- aren't boots on the 560 -- aren't they made for walking! Let me guess Skyboy1981, you are with the small jet team that has a cable controlled elevator... I am sure that it is X...
 
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