Aviation International News » April 2012

April 1, 2012 - 12:55am
Cannes-Mandelieu Airport might become one of the first members of the Mediterranean Business Aviation Airports Association.

As airports along the western Mediterranean coast watch business aircraft movements climb slowly back toward pre-recession numbers, a move has begun to create an organization of FBOs and airports involved in ground handling, fuel and services for this industry segment.

According to Umberto Vallino, marketing and statistics manager at Cannes-Mandelieu Airport, located in the center of the region, such an organization would benefit the ground handlers as well as business and private aircraft owners and operators.

March 29, 2012 - 1:47pm
2012 AIN FBO Survey-The Americas

After several down years, the private aviation industry looked to 2011 as the start of a rebound cycle, and for many aviation service providers the year did show some gains after a relatively flat 2010. “We loved 2011 a whole lot more than we did 2010,” was how the head of one major FBO chain summed up the past year’s business.

March 26, 2012 - 9:43am

The FAA’s $550 million system-wide information management (Swim) program to fashion a unified information management system from the various flight data, weather and advisory systems used in the National Airspace System calls to mind a hub-and-spoke computer network exchanging digital signals with the big iron in the sky.