Bizav flight activity recovery slows

 - August 26, 2010, 12:38 PM

After months of posting positive trends, the recovery in business aircraft flight activity sputtered in July, falling 0.9 percent from a year ago, according to TraqPak data from Argus. Breaking down the numbers by aircraft category, only midsize jets trended in positive territory in July, with flight activity rising 4.6 percent year-over-year. Turboprop activity fell the hardest at -5 percent, followed by large-cabin jets (-3.7 percent) and light jets (-0.4 percent). By operator type, the fractionals saw flight activity climb by 3 percent, despite a 9.7-percent decrease in large-cabin fractional flying. Part 135 charter operations were essentially flat–up by 0.1 percent–while Part 91 flying descended by 2.7 percent.