Flight planning

June 5, 2007 - 6:23am

According to many aviation consultants, aviation is about to enter a period of growth broader than it has experienced in quite a while. Several world events–including the rising cost of fuel–are driving this growth. It seems many operators are replacing their older corporate aircraft with modern, more fuel-efficient aircraft. First-time operators acquiring new aircraft are also driving growth.

May 14, 2007 - 10:38am

Business aviation is undoubtedly growing in the Middle East– both in terms of greater numbers of locally based aircraft and jets visiting from outside the region. Although support infrastructure is now improving in many places, operations can still be quite awkward, largely due to continuing bureaucratic delays with overflight and landing permits.

May 9, 2007 - 8:47am

AirData (Booth No. 1236) is close to releasing the first module of its new Web-based SwiftOps.com flight planning system. The Weather & Notam Briefing module is currently in user acceptance testing with customers ahead of an imminent commercial launch.

March 30, 2007 - 11:05am

Kristi Ivey is the flight operations supervisor at the Home Depot Aviation Department at Fulton County Airport in Atlanta. She is also a licensed dispatcher. Working for her are two schedulers and four administrators. She is also the vice chair of the NBAA schedulers & dispatchers committee.

“We take care of everything, and then we put out the fires,” said Ivey, who has been in the Home Depot flight department for six years.

February 13, 2007 - 5:57am

TAG Aviation on Monday opened an FBO at Torrejon Airport in Madrid. The company already has FBOs in Farnborough, UK, and Berlin, in addition to its headquarters in Geneva, plus executive aircraft charter and management operations in the U.S.

February 6, 2007 - 4:33am

Coded departure routes (CDRs) are proving so popular with business jet flight crews that the FAA plans to expand the trial program into nationwide service.

If all goes to plan, scores of pilots will be able to use the shorthand digital clearances at airports across the country starting next year, according to officials.

January 10, 2007 - 10:30am

Charter broker Air Partner has entered the flight-planning market with the creation of a new division called Flight-Operations.com. The venture is based at Air Partner’s worldwide headquarters near London Gatwick Airport. Flight-Operations.com is led by Tim Lester, the former deputy managing director of rival flight-planning company Baseops.

December 6, 2006 - 1:06pm

Perhaps contrary to the impressions of outsiders, flying business aircraft into and within the Middle East is not difficult. At least that seems to be the consensus of those who arrange planning and handling for international flight operations in this part of the world.

November 30, 2006 - 6:21am

AirData, the flight planning specialist, is preparing to launch its new SwiftOps.com online flight planning and crew briefing system this fall. The new software is intended to automate as much of the flight planning process as possible, reducing crew workload during busy operations without compromising the operational control of crews.

November 28, 2006 - 12:36pm

Visitors to Universal Weather & Aviation (Booth No. 1020) can learn of the company’s recently launched In-flight Alerts system designed to keep flight crews apprised of weather hazards or other changing conditions that could affect planned and active flight routes. By means of significant system enhancements, Universal now provides automated alerts of new weather or flight-impacting notifications to one of its 60 staff meteorologists.

 
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