Air taxi

November 27, 2007 - 7:00am

Rifton Aviation Services, an FBO at Stewart International Airport in Newburgh, N.Y., has received FAR Part 135 authority to conduct U.S. and international air-taxi operations. Rifton’s own Falcon 2000 is the first aircraft to receive certification under Rifton’s Part 135 certificate. Soon to follow will be Rifton’s Gulfstream IV and Citation Excel. Rifton officials credit the Teterboro, N.J.

November 27, 2007 - 6:16am

Embraer foresees a demand for 13,150 business jets worth some $201 billion over the next decade, according to its market outlook released last month. The Brazilian aircraft manufacturer’s projection includes 3,380 very light jets; 2,810 light jets; 1,230 “midlight” jets; 1,550 midsize jets; 1,470 super-midsize jets; 1,480 large-cabin jets; 920 ultra-long-range jets; and 310 ultra-large jets.

November 15, 2007 - 10:43am

Embraer foresees a demand for 13,150 business jets worth some $201 billion over the next decade, according to its market outlook released this morning. Broken down by segment, the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer’s projection includes 3,380 very light jets; 2,810 light jets; 1,230 “midlight” jets; 1,550 midsize jets; 1,470 super-midsize jets; 1,480 large-cabin jets; 920 ultra-long-range jets; and 310 ultra-large jets.

October 8, 2007 - 6:41am

Perhaps as an example of the NTSB moving forward on long-outstanding issues, it has asked the FAA to require nonscheduled Part 135 operators to report activity data annually, including flight hours, revenue miles, aircraft types and missions.

October 2, 2007 - 9:35am

At first it might seem like an odd couple: Don Burr, People Express founder and low-fare airline pioneer, and Bob Crandall, controversial megastar of American Airlines. Fierce competitors in the 1980s, the two men are now combining their talents and their money to develop a national on-demand, regional-based air-taxi network with hundreds of very light twinjets. Crandall is chairman of the new venture and Burr is CEO.

September 26, 2007 - 6:22am

For those who gaze into crystal balls and analyze the business jet market, there are heady days in store, according to recent industry prognostications. Honeywell Aerospace’s 21st annual business aviation market forecast predicts the industry can expect short-term record growth and delivery of more than 14,000 new business jets by 2017–numbers that reflect even more optimism than those the company released last year.

September 24, 2007 - 3:00pm

NGAMC is the new aviation acronym on the block, according to air-taxi operators DayJet, Jet-Alliance, Linear Air and SATSAir, very light jet OEM Eclipse Aviation, their suppliers and the communities the air-taxi operators serve.

September 20, 2007 - 12:17pm

A soon-to-be-released very light jet forecast from PMI Media estimates that 7,650 VLJs, worth some $18.36 billion, will be delivered between 2007 and 2016. “We are predicting 2007 deliveries of VLJs to be around the 200 mark, up from our 2006 forecast of 175.

September 6, 2007 - 12:02pm

The FAA has given Boca Raton, Fla.-based DayJet the green light to use Eclipse 500 very light jets (VLJs) for its “per-seat, on-demand” service, the company announced yesterday. The addition of the five-seat twinjets to DayJet’s Part 135 operating certificate “is the culmination of more than five years of dedicated work to develop the world’s first fully automated fleet operations system,” said DayJet president and CEO Ed Iacobucci.

August 28, 2007 - 12:26pm

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) studied the market for very light jets and found that FAA and industry experts are not too worried about forecasted growing ranks of small jets.

 
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