RUNWAY READER
For Tenants & Friends of the York Airport

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019
YAO SHOP UPDATE
York Aviation Operators, Inc. is pleased to introduce our new Director of Maintenance, Jason Henry. Jason is in his second year of employment at York Aviation and in that short time has proven to be an incredible asset to our maintenance operation. He brings 28 years of aircraft repair experience to the position, all within the GA sector. Jason earned his A&P Certificate in 1997 from the Spartan School of Aeronautics. He was an owner and the Director of Maintenance at a nine-person shop in Ocala, Florida, for seven years before moving back to Pennsylvania in 2011 to become a Cirrus specialist at Advanced Aircraft Services at the Lancaster Airport. Jason plans on completing the American Bonanza Society Maintenance Academy later this year.

Dave Fischer has decided to step down from the Director of Maintenance position but will continue to be a valuable part of our aircraft maintenance team, assuming the important role of Senior Technician. Dave wanted to spend more time doing what he loves best – repairing and inspecting aircraft on the shop floor. 

York Aviation is fortunate to have both of these experienced aircraft maintenance professionals on our team. Jason and Dave look forward to utilizing their 50+ years of combined expertise to serve your aircrafts needs for many years to come. Look forward to more exciting news from our shop in the upcoming months.
RUNWAY REHAB PROJECT UPDATE
The runway rehabilitation project is gaining momentum and will commence in May 2019.  The runway will be resurfaced, grooved and painted. This project will require a minimum two-week runway closure for fixed-wing operations. Since the work is weather dependent, there is the possibility the closure could extend beyond two weeks. The result will be a smooth runway surface with great drainage properties and high-visibility reflective markings. If you are planning to use your aircraft during the closure in May, it will be necessary to relocate it prior to construction. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. During construction, our maintenance shop will be open and will have the capability to relocate aircraft on the field. The airport will continue to be open for rotary-wing flight operations during construction.

Upon the completion of the runway project, the north apron will be resurfaced. This includes ramp areas north and east of the terminal building. We anticipate a one-week closure in mid to late May to complete resurfacing these areas.
 
Thanks for your cooperation and stay tuned for additional updates!
AIRCRAFT MECHANIC WANTED
York Aviation Operators, Inc., the premier FBO in southcentral Pennsylvania, is seeking a highly-motivated, experienced A&P mechanic to join our aircraft maintenance team. Experience on General Aviation aircraft preferred. Salary negotiable. Position comes with excellent benefits package. Contact: mtomlinson@york-aviation.com.
WINTER SPECIALS
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MONTHLY TRIVIA CONTEST
50/50 CHALLENGE

Earn an additional 50 cents off per gallon of fuel (up to 50 gallons) by winning our monthly challenge!


TRIVIA CONTEST RULES

1. Responses must be submitted via e-mail to mtomlinson@york-aviation.com with contestant's name and location (city, state).
2. Upon receipt of the first fully correct response, York Aviation will notify the winner via email. This notification email must be printed and presented to our front desk in order to receive the discount.
3. Discount is valid for a single fuel transaction up to 50 gallons and must be redeemed within one year of notification.
4. You must be an active "Runway Reader" subscriber to be eligible to win.
5. A subscriber may win only one time per calendar year.
6. Responses will be accepted until the 25th of the second month of that issue's challenge.
7. Employees of York Aviation and York Aviation Operators are not eligible.
LAST ISSUE'S
CHALLENGE ANSWER:
Congratulations to Henry Hartman of Hanover, PA for correctly identifying the photos of the old Gettysburg Airport. The airport was opened in the 1920’s and was part of the transcontinental airmail route. It closed in 1971.
JANUARY/FEBRUARY
CHALLENGE QUESTION:
This success of the Beechcraft King Air 200 inclined Beech to explore a jet-powered version of the popular airframe. A testbed was modified with JT15D Turbofans and called the Fan Jet 400. The performance of the aircraft was underwhelming and Beech decided, rather than refining the Fan Jet 400 concept, they would purchase the design rights to a jet aircraft already in production. Name the aircraft.
FUEL
Current posted prices are:
Jet-A w/additive: $5.69/gal
Avgas-100LL: $5.39/gal

-Avgas Special Pricing-
25 cents off per gallon on the first weekend (Fri., Sat. & Sun.) of each month.

Large quantity discounts are available.
HOURS
0600-1930
Monday-Friday

0700-1830
Saturday & Sunday

Early or late service can typically be made available by special request. There is a $100.00/hour fee, with a two hour minimum, for early or late service. Whether it is a quick turn, rental car, overnight hangar or all of the above, please call us at 717.792.5566 to pre-arrange dependable after hours service.
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