News and issues relating to business, corporate and private aviation, primarily regarding turbine-engine-powered airplanes and helicopters. Subjects include aircraft, engines, personnel, acquisitions, accidents, safety, security and training.
Rolls-Royce is probably the leading engine manufacturer for larger business jets, and as the fleet grows it is investing heavily in supporting operators.
Gama Aviation’s Airops software links with PrivateFly booking platform to automate charter quotes
Wireless-controlled electric tug from Germany frees up wasted hangar space.
With airport access being a big concern for European business aviation GNSS systems as EGNOS are helping to open up new airports to the sector.
FBO group invests in improved facilities in response to tougher competition.
While all the talk is of pilot shortages, it is the aging population of maintenance engineers that poses the biggest problem.
The efficiency of high-density routes could be increased by the industry working together to fill empty legs.
Many operators have barely started the process for complying with new navigational requirements like FANS 1/A.
Jetcraft sees plenty of opportunity in the aircraft sales brokerage business, with the U.S. and Europe the strongest markets.
The flight planning and support group has new offices in Africa as well as further plans for growth in Asia.