Since the beginning of the economic crisis, European company executives flying in business jets largely have escaped being singled out as fat cats as infamously happened to the bosses of America’s big-three automakers when they flew from Detroit to Washington in three separate jets to ask for federal handouts in November 2008.
The British Business and General Aviation Association (BBGA) is looking for a new chief executive to replace Guy Lachlan, who will be leaving the organization in late June to pursue an opportunity outside aviation. BBGA has more than 160 member companies and represents a business and general aviation industry that is estimated to generate more than $5.3 billion for the UK economy.
Key airspace safety and modernization efforts contained in the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) will play a vital role in spurring long-term sustained growth in air travel and the nation’s overall economic health, the FAA predicts in its annual aviation forecast.
Jet Aviation’s U.S. charter division is now operating under its own Part 135 charter certificate as Jet Aviation Flight Services. Previously, aircraft managed by Jet Aviation in the U.S. were operated under Part 135 rules by a third-party air carrier, which currently is Priester Aviation.
NBAA announced that the list of registered operators under the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) has surpassed the 200 mark. The code of best safety practices, released in 2002, is designed to help flight departments achieve high levels of safety and professionalism. IS-BAO is the only aviation industry code of practice recognized by ICAO and the EASA for meeting safety management system requirements.
Early last month, Rockwell Collins completed the acquisition of AR Group and its affiliated companies, including business aviation trip-support services provider Air Routing International.
Rockwell Collins yesterday completed the acquisition of AR Group and its affiliated companies, including business aviation trip-support services provider Air Routing International.
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and NBAA today released a new survey showing that recent portrayals of business aviation as mainly “fat cats” flying in large-cabin jets are inaccurate.
The International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO), launched in 2002 by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), has been granted official European recognition as an industry safety standard for business aircraft operations.
As NBAA returns to Orlando for its annual gathering, there seem to be reasons for optimism but not outright giddiness. There is no doubt that the economy is the number-one topic for delegates at the 62nd Annual Meeting and Convention.