FC - Upfront
Slump in charter brings overall activity down
According to WINGX`s latest monthly bizav monitor there were 48,746 departures in November, 14% fewer than the previous month but just 0.9% less than in November 2012, bringing the year-to-date (YTD) trend down by -2.7%.
Duncan Aviation celebrates half a decade of business
Last week, on the 5th of December, it was exactly 50 years ago that Donald Duncan founded Duncan Beechcraft-Lincoln, a family farm, selling surplus government airplanes and car dealerships in Clarinda, Iowa, to a...
New President at Jet Aviation
Virginia-headquartered General Dynamics has appointed Robert E. Smith as President of Jet Aviation, reporting to Joseph T. Lombardo, Executive Vice President of the company’s Aerospace group.
Sale of Flexjet to DAC concluded
Bombardier has confirmed the closing of the sale of Flexjet’s activities to Flexjet, LLC, a newly-created company funded by a group led by Directional Aviation Capital. The sale was announced three months ago, in the...
FAA sleep apnoea rule to be processed accordingly
A US House of Representatives panel has approved legislation that would compel the FAA to follow established rulemaking processes before implementing a new requirement that some pilots be screened for obstructive sleep...
KTRK joins Avfuel network while extending offerings
Truckee Tahoe Airport (KTRK) has joined the Avfuel network to offer Avfuel Contract Fuel and AVTRIP points. Truckee Tahoe Airport has also expanded its service matrix to offer more aviation ground services than before.
AC Aviation Charter touches down in Vienna
Swiss-based AC Aviation Charter has opened a new office in Vienna, Austria. The new office will work closely with the existing office in Zurich, Switzerland. Three charter sales agents will be based in the new office.
Countdown for GX satellite launch starts
Provider of global mobile satellite communications services Inmarsat has confirmed the launch date for the first of its Global Xpress (GX) satellites, Inmarsat-5 F1 (I-5 F1).
Clay Lacy on straight course to FANS certification
Los Angeles, California-based Clay Lacy Aviation (CLA) has defined a clear path for certifying a Universal Avionics Future Air Navigation System (FANS) 1/A+, CPDLC, Link 2000+ and ADS-B solution for the Gulfstream IV and...