Financial economics

December 27, 2007 - 11:23am

The Lindbergh Foundation announced last month the recent launch of the Aviation Green Investment Fund (AGI-Fund), an initiative that encourages corporations and individuals to support scientific research and education projects within the industry. The foundation supports many aviation-related research projects, sponsored by companies such as Lycoming Engines and Jeppesen. The latest grant recipient, Dr.

December 14, 2007 - 11:33am

The “Acquisition Guide” is a free publication designed to arm the airplane buyer with enough knowledge to ask informed questions. The guide covers legal issues, taxes, financial aspects, maintenance implications, inspections and other topics, as well

December 13, 2007 - 11:37am

Travelers’ Atlanta-based aviation division yesterday announced that it will be expanding its corporate flight coverage to include hull and liability insurance for Part 135 and small business accounts.

December 3, 2007 - 10:48am

What a difference a year makes.

November 2, 2007 - 10:52am

Rockwell Collins, known primarily for its avionics products, will enter the simulator market by acquiring NLX Holding from Arlington Capital Partners, a Washington, D.C. private-equity firm. NLX, based in Sterling, Va., builds civil and military simulators and has provided business aircraft simulators to SimuFlite and Pan Am International Flight Academy.

October 17, 2007 - 6:58am

Sentient, a leading provider of business aircraft transportation through membership block charter, was purchased last month from CSFB Private Equity by TH Lee Putnam Ventures, a New York-based private equity firm. Sentient claims more than 1,400 aircraft available from among its approved charter aircraft providers. Participants in its Private Jet Membership purchase TravelCards valued at $100,000, $250,000 and $500,000, respectively.

October 16, 2007 - 6:21am

Adam Aircraft Industries reported the closing of a “significant investment” by GS Capital Partners 2000, a private equity fund managed by the prestigious Goldman Sachs–where Adam CEO Rick Adam was formerly a general partner.

October 8, 2007 - 11:03am

Corporate aviation operators at all levels received good and bad news from insurance representatives at the 26th annual Aviation Insurance Association conference held in Kansas City, Mo., on April 29 and 30.

October 8, 2007 - 6:16am

On September 24, Signature Flight Support began requiring customers at its worldwide chain of 46 FBOs to sign an “indemnification agreement for acts of war and terrorism.” The “hold harmless” agreement was the result of a decision by insurers to cancel Signature’s extended coverage endorsement for war risk liability insurance, effective 8 p.m. that day.

October 4, 2007 - 10:20am

Insurance premiums for professionally flown corporate aircraft have decreased slightly off their peaks of last year, but charter and helicopter operators and FBOs are not seeing the same relief, though their rates have generally stabilized.

 
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