World Fuel Services on Monday announced an agreement to acquire Eden Prairie, Minn.-based Western Petroleum, including its branded aviation fuel distribution business, for $95 million.
Aircraft performance is a subject that many pilots dread, during both preflight planning and post-lunch ground school sessions in stuffy classrooms when the lines on flight manual charts blend together as eyelids droop and weary brains reject the stimulus of yet more caffeine.
Fuel distributor Avfuel now offers international flight planning and ground handling through its Avplan subsidiary. Avfuel currently provides fuel to more
Flight planning Web site FltPlan.com is now offering runway analysis services by Aircraft Performance Group (APG) integrated with flight planning. Runway analysis may allow departures at heavier maximum takeoff weights, according to FltPlan.com, thanks to APG’s Airport Analyzer.
UVflightplanner.com, Universal Weather and Aviation’s flight planning system for business aviation, now has integrated fuel tankering calculations, which the company claims is an industry first. The new system, which goes live this week, allows operators to quickly decide when and how they should fill tanks with fuel during a trip.
Recent years have seen growing business aircraft traffic to Eastern Europe and farther east into the Balkan and Caucasian states. But airport infrastructure there and an unwillingness to embrace the level of service required by bizav operators and their passengers have meant that the region is still far from user-friendly and potentially unsafe.
Business aircraft operators flying to South Africa for this year’s World Cup soccer tournament, to be held from June 11 to July 11, need to start planning now to avoid problems with slots, parking, hotel reservations and overflight permits.
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.
Austria’s Caeroscene IT Solutions claims to have developed software and a Web-based portal that can combine all core flight planning and support functions in one system and provide a convenient way to book and market executive charter capacity online. The Innsbruck-based company’s Caeroscene Client system is now being used to manage the operations of about 100 aircraft based in various European countries and South Africa.