Bizav Flight Activity Still Searching for Foothold

 - August 14, 2012, 3:43 PM

The roller-coaster recovery continued for business aircraft flying activity last month in the U.S., managing a 0.6-percent year-over-year gain after sustaining a 1.3-percent loss in June, according to the latest TraqPak data from aviation services company Argus.

Part 91 flying still leads in the operational category segment, posting a 3.9-percent increase last month versus a year ago. Meanwhile, Part 135 charter activity was down by 1.9 percent and fractional flying dropped by 6 percent last month, largely mirroring the segments’ results in June.

Aircraft category results were positive on the lower end and negative on the higher end. Turboprop and light jet activity climbed by 3.6 percent and 1.3 percent, respectively. Midsize and large-cabin jet flying fell by 2.8 percent and 1.9 percent, respectively.

Part 91 light and midsize jets continued to be the biggest gainers year-over-year, rising by 5.9 percent and 5.3 percent, respectively. Meanwhile, light-jet fractional flying again recorded the largest decrease, this time falling 12.4 percent from a year ago.

Argus TraqPak data provides “serial-number-specific aircraft arrival and departure information on all IFR flights in the U.S.”