Still eagerly awaiting signs of lasting recovery from its three-year slump, the world’s aerospace industry will be looking to Singapore’s biennial airshow to deliver more of the sort of upbeat activity levels reported at the Dubai show staged in December.
Values among many pre-owned aircraft began to stabilize this year, with some even appreciating while others sought traction amid slipping prices. This year will close having sustained a trend toward lowering inventory, and the impetus for continued tightening remains in place.
OneSky Network of Manchester, N.H., has launched its new charter “mission matching” business to “organize the nation’s best charter operators through a single, Internet-based integrated aircraft information management system.
London-based business aviation caterer Castle Kitchens revealed at the Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference last month that it has eliminated its 24-hour service. The new hours are 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Sunday, and administrative office hours have changed to 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
A Canadair Regional Jet made history on February 17 when it landed at Nagoya Airport on the outskirts of Tokyo. The flight marked a first in Japan–a flight to an airport dedicated to business and commuter aircraft.
In the January 6 incident in which a Gulfstream III landed on a taxiway between the two parallel runways at Denver Centennial Airport, notam 01-17 advised that the parallel runway the jet was switched to land on just 1.5 miles out (Runway 17R) was mostly covered with snow.
Bolstered by the introduction of the Challenger 300 and Learjet 40, Dallas-based fractional aircraft ownership operator Flexjet said it saw a 32-percent increase in the sale of shares last year compared with the year before.
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