AINalerts » October 2, 2008

October 2, 2008 - 12:24pm

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will be highlighting its new aviation Ph.D. degree program at the NBAA Convention next week. The program will be available online through its Worldwide Campus division, and there will be three available cognates: operations, security and safety, but only operations will be available to students enrolled in the first class in May.

October 2, 2008 - 12:23pm

Fractional-share operator Avantair saw its revenues climb significantly for the fiscal year that ended on June 30. Compared with the same period last year, revenues increased 51.3 percent, to $115.6 million from $76.4 million.

October 2, 2008 - 12:22pm

Aircell is introducing two pricing plans for its air-to-ground broadband Internet service. The first, for those who seek e-mail and “light” Internet access using a BlackBerry or other Wi-Fi-enabled PDA, will cost $895 a month for an always-available link. Faster Internet access, at download speeds averaging approximately two megabits per second, will cost $1,995 per month.

October 2, 2008 - 12:20pm

A group of buyers formed by Houston-based JetsAmerica is offering to purchase former DayJet Eclipse 500s from lienholder United Technologies Finance. As of yesterday, JetsAmerica had commitments from buyers for 13 of the very light jets, and company president Brandon Carlson said he hoped to increase that number to 20 before submitting an offer to UT Finance. “We’re offering only half a million apiece; they aren’t worth much more,” he said.

October 2, 2008 - 12:12pm

Carlsbad, Calif.-based Spectrum Aeronautical won’t be exhibiting at the NBAA Convention next week in Orlando, Fla., but that doesn’t mean the would-be aircraft manufacturer has dropped or slowed its plans to develop an all-composite line of business jets.

October 2, 2008 - 12:10pm

Around 33,000 attendees are expected to converge on the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., for the three-day 61st annual NBAA Annual Meeting and Convention, which starts on Monday.


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