AINalerts » October 14, 2008

October 14, 2008 - 12:16pm

Air-taxi operators employing technically advanced aircraft (TAA) and very light jets (VLJs) are upbeat about their futures, even in the face of DayJet’s demise just last month.

October 14, 2008 - 11:45am

An attempt by a group of buyers to make a low-ball bid for the former DayJet Eclipse 500 fleet appears to have run into a snag: Eclipse Aviation isn’t about to let those airplanes go cheap. The group, formed by Houston-based Eclipse 500 management company JetsAmerica and its president, Brandon Carlson, wants to offer $500,000 each for the 28 Eclipses that used to be operated by air-taxi firm DayJet.

October 14, 2008 - 11:43am

The charter industry is increasingly optimistic, according to two charter brokerage firms. Chief Executive Air CEO Jeffrey Menaged said business jet and fractional owners are now turning to charter as a way to reduce overhead and save money. “Even during fiscally challenging times, travel remains a necessity for many people,” he said. “We feel that in today’s volatile market people are looking to preserve cash and capital.

October 14, 2008 - 11:41am

According to aviation safety consulting firm Robert E. Breiling Associates of Boca Raton, Fla., there has been a “considerable increase” in the number of accidents (both fatal and nonfatal) and fatalities involving business jets and turboprops in the first nine months of this year.

October 14, 2008 - 11:37am

If the TSA was expecting the business aviation community to embrace its Large Aircraft Security Program proposal, issued on Thursday, it is in for a major reality check.

 

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