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Molsbergen takes the stick at charter ace ExcelAire

ExcelAire has a new sky king. Former NetJets President Robert Molsbergen has been named president of the MacArthur Airport-based charter-jet manager, a subsidiary of worldwide aviation-services provider Hawthorne Global Aviation Services. Hawthorne President Bryon Burbage noted Molsbergen’s “deep private-jet aviation leadership experience,” not only heading NetJets – an Ohio-based Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary that brokers private-jet ownership deals – but in leading its executive jet management and global aircraft management divisions. “ExcelAire is well-positioned for our…

Guv unveils airport funding competition

By GREGORY ZELLER // Gov. Andrew Cuomo has unleashed his favorite funding scheme – the “competitive process” – on New York State’s airports. The governor’s office announced this week that at least $7 million in funding is available for airport improvement projects around the state, to be made available through the governor’s Aviation Capital Grants Program on a best-get-funded basis, with special attention paid to proposals that not only improve safety but support economic development….