GlobalAir.com, an online resource for aircraft buyers and sellers and aircraft operators, is celebrating its 15th anniversary at the NBAA show. The company launched in late 1995 in the apartment of pre-owned-aircraft broker Jeff Carrithers, under the name Global Aviation Navigator. At the time, FBOs and other aviation businesses were just beginning to acquire dial-up modems and use the Internet. Today, GlobalAir.com ranks among the largest online aviation resources, featuring aircraft-for-sale listings, FBO fuel prices and flight data for regional airlines, business jets and general aviation partners. The Louisville, Ky.-based company recently revamped its home page, making it easier and faster to use, and created an aviation blog. The site, which averages more than 2.3 million page views per month, also features aviation news, information and commentary.
GlobalAir.com has also upgraded its Max-Trax tool for finding up-to-date airport information and fuel prices. Its Airport Resource Center now includes a tab for pilots and flight departments to find all businesses on a particular airfield. The Resource Center offers current METARs, TAFs and TFRs, plus national weather, runway and FBO information.
GlobalAir.com is demonstrating its latest Web site enhancements at its booth (No. 3608), where it is also marking its 15th anniversary by giving away an Apple iPad.