Argus: Flight Activity Improves for Bizav

 - February 22, 2010, 9:26 AM

Data released by aviation specialized services firm Argus indicates that business aircraft flight activity in January increased 5.3 percent from year-ago levels. By aircraft type, turboprops led the improvement at 8 percent versus activity a year ago; large-cabin jets were up 6.5 percent, midsize jet activity rose 4.9 percent and light jets climbed 2.1 percent. By type of operation, Part 91 flying led the pack with an 8.6-percent increase, while Part 135 charter operators were up 2.8 percent and fractional flying was down marginally by 0.8 percent versus a year ago.