The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority approved on Monday to allow Helinet Aviation Services to train its pilots at Bob Hope Airport. The month-to-month agreement with Helinet, based at Van Nuys Airport, will allow the company to do recurrent training with its pilots in basic hovering maneuvers and touch and go operations. The airport authority began offering the month-to-month agreements with flight training schools based at airports other than Bob Hope in May 2005. Helinet is the second flight school to enter into an agreement. Helinet, founded in 1998, provides helicopter services to the medical and entertainment industries, television news stations, and Fortune 500 companies. Also on Monday, the airport authority approved a 10-year extension on its lease with Million Air to operate out of the fixed base operator terminal. The company will pay an annual rent of $905,000 for use of a 6,800 square-foot terminal, 40,300 square foot hangar, and a 162,400 square foot ramp. The agreement also requires Million Air to perform $300,000 in upgrades to two of the hangars it will use.
Helinet Cleared to Train at Burbank