Berkshire Hathaway

November 3, 2012 - 2:35am

Rockwell Collins has named Robert Ortberg, formerly executive v-p and COO of the company’s government systems business, as president. He was succeeded by Philip Jasper, previously v-p of business development.

Gregg Slow, formerly senior v-p at NetJets, has been appointed as XOJet’s senior v-p of sales and national accounts.

Canadian MRO specialist Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services has named Chris McDowell, former v-p of sales and business development with Heli-One, as v-p of sales and marketing.

November 2, 2012 - 3:50am
NetJets Europe Global 6000 interior.

NetJets Europe is betting on large-cabin, long-range operations as demand for light to midsize jets remains flat and is preparing to receive its first Bombardier Global 6000. Delivery is scheduled to take place by year-end, with commercial operations starting February 1.

November 2, 2012 - 3:50am

NetJets Europe is betting on large-cabin, long-range operations as demand for light to midsize jets remains flat and is preparing to receive its first Bombardier Global 6000. Delivery is scheduled to take place by year-end, with commercial operations starting February 1.

November 1, 2012 - 3:15pm

NetJets’ aircraft charter and management arm, Executive Jet Management, launched a new program that provides flight departments and aircraft owners with a suite of services that offer cost savings on fuel and crew training and VIP access to FBOs. Dubbed Support Services, the program also offers benefits that include preferred rates for crew recruiting, crew training classes, aircraft brokerage, aircraft quality evaluations and maintenance at EJM’s repair station at Cincinnati Municipal Airport-Lunken Field.

November 1, 2012 - 6:00am

AIN asked NetJets Europe to comment on the market conditions that have led it to seek further cuts among its pilot workforce. The company responded with the following written answers:

Demand for private aviation is clearly proving slow to recover. What is your current projection for demand levels going into 2013 and 2014?

November 1, 2012 - 4:10am

Anticipating several more years of suppressed demand for private aviation, NetJets Europe is seeking further voluntary redundancies from its pilot workforce. The fractional ownership and jet card provider is in consultation with its flight crews in the hope of avoiding compulsory layoffs, with some of the temporary payroll reduction measures it took in 2009 set to expire by the end of next year.

October 31, 2012 - 6:40pm

NetJets aircraft charter and management arm Executive Jet Management launched a new program that provides flight departments and aircraft owners with a “comprehensive suite” of services that offer cost savings on fuel and crew training and VIP access to FBOs.

October 31, 2012 - 4:30pm

A special report released this week at the NBAA Convention by Argus analyzing the last three years of its TraqPak flight activity data found “no clear pattern, in either the upward or downward direction of total flight hours,” but found a consistent year-after-year cyclical peak in activity during the March time frame. Results also validate anecdotal evidence of a shift to the use of smaller aircraft.

October 31, 2012 - 12:50pm
The industry experts on the panel each postulated on the reasons why there is currently an imbalance in supply and demand.

Opening to a packed room at the NBAA Convention on Halloween eve is a feat in itself; to keep attendees’ attention for a full hour on such a busy day takes some meat. Sheryl Barden, president and CEO of Aviation Personnel International (API), moderated a panel of industry leaders who postulated their own theories for why we are currently forced to recruit aggressively to increase the pool of talented people from which to choose our next generation of aviators and aviation support staff throughout the world.

October 31, 2012 - 10:40am
FlightSafety International Orlando center

FlightSafety International’s Orlando Learning Center caters to the full range of Cessna Citation clients. Many return to the center for recurrent training while their aircraft undergo maintenance across the street at Cessna’s factory-owned and -operated regional service center.

 
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