Aircraft broker

August 4, 2012 - 2:15am

Shelly Hedrick had been in aviation–fractionals, charters, FBOs–for 12 years when it occurred to her recently that there was a niche in the business aviation market that she could fill.

Last month she announced the launch of JetSeat, a company providing customized overhead layouts of business and private jet interiors, for existing or proposed cabins.

The JetSeat overheads are not only to scale, but the various fabrics, designs, shapes and colors are replicated accurately, said Hedrick.

July 3, 2012 - 12:25am

Jay Johnson, chairman and CEO of Gulfstream parent company General Dynamics, will retire at the end of the year. He will be succeeded by Phebe Novakovic, who was recently named the company’s president and COO.

May 13, 2012 - 12:15pm

Aviation data service provider JetNet (Stand 571) of Utica, New York, is showcasing new features and upgrades to its subscriber products here at EBACE. These include a new commercial airliner database, a sales price index (SPI) option for aircraft sales professionals and interface enhancements for Mac and multi-browser compatibility, along with mobile and web-enabled device compatibilities.

April 3, 2012 - 1:55am

General Dynamics has promoted Phebe Novakovic, the head of its marine unit, to the newly created positions of president and COO.

February 14, 2012 - 5:30am

Gulfstream Aerospace is set to expand its preowned aircraft sales division to include aircraft brokerage services. The company will draw on its worldwide customer and sales prospect database to facilitate its new offering, and says it will keep tabs on the global used aircraft market to ensure listings it sources are “competitively priced.”

February 9, 2012 - 2:15pm

Gulfstream Aerospace is expanding its pre-owned aircraft sales to include aircraft brokerage services. Dubbed Gulfstream Preowned Brokerage, the service will use the company’s worldwide customer and prospect database to present sellers’ aircraft. Gulfstream will also assist buyers with finance options and competitive rates, as well as consultation for aircraft customization. New owners will also be able to take advantage of Gulfstream aircraft programs, including prepaid parts program PlaneParts.

December 2, 2011 - 2:25am

Realistic pricing is keeping the flow of pre-owned business aircraft inventory moving. But it’s a fragile process, and in some segments progress is glacial.
The good news for buyers: bargains still abound.

November 3, 2011 - 12:13pm
Signature pedal plane.

A toy pedal-plane, plated and finished by Signature Plating of Cibolo, Texas, was the prize in a raffle won at the NBAA Convention last month by Rolf Smith, aircraft sales director of Beverly Hills, Calif.-based IntelliJet. With Smith in the photo are Signature Plating CFO Frank McKnight and Par Avion president Janine Iannarelli. Proceeds from the raffle went to Susan G.

May 15, 2011 - 11:51am

EBACE 2011 won’t open until Tuesday, but that isn’t stopping industry observers from predicting that the show will mark a turning point in the business aviation industry. One such analyst is Jahid Fazil-Karim, a partner at global aircraft broker at Jetcraft who believes optimism will be the prevailing force at this year’s EBACE.

May 15, 2011 - 7:40am

EBACE exhibit stands are still being assembled and the static display area is still mostly bare at the Geneva Palexpo convention center, but some key industry players are predicting the show will mark a turning point for the business aviation industry. “I think this show will be about optimism,” said Jahid Fazil-Karim, a partner at Raleigh, N.C.-based global aircraft brokerage Jetcraft.