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March 18, 1993 | CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A proposal that could map a new course for general aviation at John Wayne Airport and result in the demolition of the old Edward J. (Eddie) Martin Terminal was approved by the Airport Commission on Wednesday night. The plan was recommended to the Orange County Board of Supervisors on a voice vote, despite concerns about the level of services afforded to the owners and operators of private planes.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 1994 | TOM RAGAN
Sparks flew in the early Monday morning fog when a demolition crew started to tear down the Eddie Martin Terminal at John Wayne Airport. Dedicated by then-Gov. Ronald Reagan in May, 1967, the Edward J. (Eddie) Martin Terminal was named after the die-hard pilot who established an airfield in the area in the early 1920s. In those days, Martin was conducting business on a dirt runway.
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BUSINESS
February 22, 1990 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Martin Aviation, the 67-year-old aircraft flight services company founded by aviation pioneer Eddie Martin, has been acquired by a partnership headed by residential developer and former AirCal co-owner William Lyon. Lyon and partner David Banmiller, a longtime AirCal executive who was president of the Newport Beach-based airline when it was acquired by American Airlines in 1987, bought Martin in an all-cash deal from La Jolla businessman Robert H. Volk.
BUSINESS
December 21, 1993
Richard M. Janisse voluntarily resigned as president of Martin Aviation last week, the company said Monday, adding that owner William Lyon has become president and CEO of the small-plane services company. Janisse had been president of the company, based at John Wayne Airport, for three years. Lyon, a local home builder, is owner of Air/Lyon Inc., parent company of Martin Aviation.
BUSINESS
October 14, 1990 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When he took over daily operations of ailing Air California in 1982, one of the first things developer William Lyon did was look around for ways to trim costs. As a home builder, he was used to dealing with subcontractors to keep his own payroll lean. And he saw no reason why the same sort of system wouldn't work in the airline business. It did. In an industry first, Lyon hired T.G. Shown Associates to handle AirCal's air cargo marketing operation.
BUSINESS
December 21, 1993
Richard M. Janisse voluntarily resigned as president of Martin Aviation last week, the company said Monday, adding that owner William Lyon has become president and CEO of the small-plane services company. Janisse had been president of the company, based at John Wayne Airport, for three years. Lyon, a local home builder, is owner of Air/Lyon Inc., parent company of Martin Aviation.
BUSINESS
September 18, 1990 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former World Airways chief executive Richard M. Janisse on Monday was named president and chief executive of expansion-minded Martin Aviation, an arm of developer William Lyon's growing aviation service business. Janisse, 41, replaces Marvin Tuomala, a Martin employee for 14 years and president since 1986. In a prepared statement, Martin Aviation said Tuomala resigned last week "to pursue other business interests."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 1993 | CHRIS WOODYARD
Martin Aviation won approval Tuesday from the Orange County Board of Supervisors to build a $3.8-million facility at John Wayne Airport to service and store private aircraft. The board voted 4 to 0, with Supervisor William G. Steiner abstaining, to approval the deal, which is for a 20-year lease of the 10-acre area. Martin Aviation plans to demolish its present 25-year-old quarters to make way for the two-story building and hangar for corporate aircraft.
BUSINESS
April 24, 1990 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a deal that increases its holdings at John Wayne Airport by about 50%, Martin Aviation said Tuesday that it has agreed to buy the assets of a competing ground services firm, Million Air. The acquisition is the fourth in a string of purchases by Newport Beach developer William Lyon and former AirCal president David A. Banmiller since the two teamed up late last year to build a national aircraft, aviation services and charter network.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 1993 | CHRIS WOODYARD
Martin Aviation won approval Tuesday from the Orange County Board of Supervisors to build a $3.8-million facility at John Wayne Airport to service and store private aircraft. The board voted 4 to 0, with Supervisor William G. Steiner abstaining, to approval the deal, which is for a 20-year lease of the 10-acre area. Martin Aviation plans to demolish its present 25-year-old quarters to make way for the two-story building and hangar for corporate aircraft.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 1993 | CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A proposal that could map a new course for general aviation at John Wayne Airport and result in the demolition of the old Edward J. (Eddie) Martin Terminal was approved by the Airport Commission on Wednesday night. The plan was recommended to the Orange County Board of Supervisors on a voice vote, despite concerns about the level of services afforded to the owners and operators of private planes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1991 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, TIMES URBAN AFFAIRS WRITER
Dandelions poke through the cracked sidewalk outside the abandoned, graying Edward J. (Eddie) Martin Terminal at John Wayne Airport. The main concourse that once teemed with passengers is now a darkened shell. A single office chair sits empty. An exposed electrical conduit pops out of the ground where ticket agents' computers once hummed. A nameplate embossed with "Position Closed" rests on the ground like a grave marker.
BUSINESS
October 14, 1990 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When he took over daily operations of ailing Air California in 1982, one of the first things developer William Lyon did was look around for ways to trim costs. As a home builder, he was used to dealing with subcontractors to keep his own payroll lean. And he saw no reason why the same sort of system wouldn't work in the airline business. It did. In an industry first, Lyon hired T.G. Shown Associates to handle AirCal's air cargo marketing operation.
BUSINESS
September 18, 1990 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former World Airways chief executive Richard M. Janisse on Monday was named president and chief executive of expansion-minded Martin Aviation, an arm of developer William Lyon's growing aviation service business. Janisse, 41, replaces Marvin Tuomala, a Martin employee for 14 years and president since 1986. In a prepared statement, Martin Aviation said Tuomala resigned last week "to pursue other business interests."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 1990 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, TIMES URBAN AFFAIRS WRITER
Representatives of several hundred small-airplane owners on Monday evening took their arguments against what they fear would be an aircraft-fuel monopoly at John Wayne Airport to the Orange County Airport Commission, but were shot down on a 5-0 vote. "General aviation is in decay at John Wayne Airport," said Michael Church, owner of Sunrise Aviation, a flight school based at the airport.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 1990 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, TIMES URBAN AFFAIRS WRITER
Representatives of several hundred small-airplane owners on Monday evening took their arguments against what they fear would be an aircraft-fuel monopoly at John Wayne Airport to the Orange County Airport Commission, but were shot down on a 5-0 vote. "General aviation is in decay at John Wayne Airport," said Michael Church, owner of Sunrise Aviation, a flight school based at the airport.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1991 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, TIMES URBAN AFFAIRS WRITER
Dandelions poke through the cracked sidewalk outside the abandoned, graying Edward J. (Eddie) Martin Terminal at John Wayne Airport. The main concourse that once teemed with passengers is now a darkened shell. A single office chair sits empty. An exposed electrical conduit pops out of the ground where ticket agents' computers once hummed. A nameplate embossed with "Position Closed" rests on the ground like a grave marker.
BUSINESS
April 24, 1990 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a deal that increases its holdings at John Wayne Airport by about 50%, Martin Aviation said Tuesday that it has agreed to buy the assets of a competing ground services firm, Million Air. The acquisition is the fourth in a string of purchases by Newport Beach developer William Lyon and former AirCal president David A. Banmiller since the two teamed up late last year to build a national aircraft, aviation services and charter network.
BUSINESS
March 6, 1990 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Air/Lyon Inc., the newly formed holding company that last month acquired Martin Aviation, Orange County's oldest flight service company, said Monday it has purchased a Northern California aviation engine and engine parts supplier. David Banmiller, who formed Air/Lyon with Newport Beach developer William Lyon, said the acquisition of International Aircraft Support Inc. of Belmont is part of the holding company's overall plan to develop a network of aircraft and airline service businesses.
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