Aviation International News » April 2004

March 30, 2007 - 11:15am

Jet Aviation is now offering clients at its Geneva and Zurich FBOs in Switzerland free, same-day, locally printed issues of more than 180 newspapers from around the world. Among the newspapers available are The Wall Street Journal, The Times of London, The Washington Post, El Pais, La Repubblica, The New York Times, Le Figaro, Sydney Morning Herald, Folha De São Paulo, Neue Zuricher Zeitung, Yomiuri Shimbun and Asharq Al-Awsat.

March 30, 2007 - 11:13am

Air Chef, with its network of caterers now serving more than 80 airports nationwide, has dropped its in-house rewards program in favor of an agreement with Sperry & Hutchinson’s Aviation Points Exchange (Apex) program. “Our program was geared exclusively toward the corporation and included only a handful of reward-redemption partners,” explained Air Chef CEO Scott Liston.

March 30, 2007 - 11:12am

Jet Aviation is now offering clients at its Geneva and Zurich FBOs in Switzerland free, same-day, locally printed issues of more than 180 newspapers from around the world. Among the newspapers available are The Wall Street Journal, The Times of London, The Washington Post, El Pais, La Repubblica, The New York Times, Le Figaro, Sydney Morning Herald, Folha De São Paulo, Neue Zuricher Zeitung, Yomiuri Shimbun and Asharq Al-Awsat.

March 30, 2007 - 11:08am

Looking for a limo service? Savoya, a Dallas-based “single-point contact for chauffeured services worldwide,” doubled its revenues last year. According to president and CEO Robert Dobrient, “We expect to triple the 2003 revenues this year.” The company was launched in 1999 and has chauffeured-services affiliates in 550 cities worldwide.

March 30, 2007 - 11:06am

East Coast schedulers and dispatchers should be aware that the FAA is anticipating record volumes of air traffic between Florida and the Northeast as spring approaches and is urging use of the offshore “snowbird routes.”

March 30, 2007 - 11:05am

Kristi Ivey is the flight operations supervisor at the Home Depot Aviation Department at Fulton County Airport in Atlanta. She is also a licensed dispatcher. Working for her are two schedulers and four administrators. She is also the vice chair of the NBAA schedulers & dispatchers committee.

“We take care of everything, and then we put out the fires,” said Ivey, who has been in the Home Depot flight department for six years.

March 30, 2007 - 11:01am

Since the pre-owned market began to back off from its massive inventory figure nearly a year-and-a-half ago, much focus has been given to the movers, which for the most part have been just about every late-model current-production aircraft. In contrast, several model types have yet to experience much reduction in inventory. In fact, some are bucking the overall trend, highlighting the dichotomy among model types.

March 30, 2007 - 10:59am

Known as the Model 311 Capricorn by its builder, and the Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer by its pilot and sponsor, Burt Rutan’s latest creation took to the sky on March 5–the first step in its creators’ goal of seeing the single-jet, single-seat aircraft circle the globe nonstop on one load of fuel. With Scaled project engineer and test pilot Jon Karkow at the controls, the initial flight lasted 1 hour 30 minutes.

March 30, 2007 - 10:58am

Hoping to stave off aviation gridlock this summer, the FAA last month summoned 60 participants from major and regional airlines, pilot and employee representatives, industry associations and other organizations to develop a strategy to reduce system delays.

March 30, 2007 - 10:45am

Once again general aviation is put in a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” situation. This time it comes from the Transportation Security Administration, where there is a great desire to solve the perceived problem of foreign and domestic repair station security.

 
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