Even as Italian manufacturer Piaggio Aero Industries reaps the benefits of a remarkable sales resurgence in the U.S., the company increasingly views its own backyard as fertile soil for future growth.
The National Business Aviation Association could hardly have picked a more deserving recipient for this year’s Doswell Award than Georgia resident E. Patrick “Pat” Epps, president of Epps Aviation, especially with the convention being held in Atlanta this year as Georgia celebrates its 100th anniversary of powered flight. Named for John P.
Of all the sub-segments of the general aviation market, the turboprop field is the only one not experiencing a marked increase of new development. At airshow after airshow, very light jets, personal single-engine jets, more powerful piston singles and light sport airplanes have garnered the greatest amount of attention.
Fractional-ownership management company OurPlane announced the launch of the first fractional Eclipse 500 VLJ program, based in Jacksonville, Fla.
A comprehensive update on the PC-12 program with particular focus on maintenance issues will fill the hour-long Pilatus maintenance and operations meeting this afternoon starting at 2 p.m. in Georgia World Conference Center Room B305.
Of all the subsegments of the general aviation market, the turboprop field is the only one not experiencing an increase in new development. At airshow after airshow, very light jets, personal single-engine jets, more powerful piston singles and light sport airplanes have seen the greatest amount of activity. Although turboprops are one of the most efficient ways to fly, they are not the shining stars of most product development departments.
Banyan Air Service, located at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, recently performed the company’s first 10-year Pilatus demate. The 28-year-old maintenance facility has been an authorized Pilatus satellite service center since 2002.
The special tooling and custom fabrication of wing shoring was developed by company employees Curtis Florio, Hartley Starratt and Misael Rodriguez under the direction of crew leader Dan Day.
EBACE concluded today in Geneva with record attendance and exhibitor numbers. At least one exhibitor feels the event has become the show of choice, saying, “Collectively there are more real buyers here than at [the annual] NBAA [convention in the U.S.].” There’s no doubt the show has grown exponentially over the seven years of its existence. What follows is a sample of news highlights from this year’s event.
Fast growing European fractional operator Jetfly will more than double its fleet of high-speed executive turboprops after announcing a number of orders here yesterday.
JetFly, a Luxembourg-based company set up in 1999, is offering fractional ownerships in single-engine turboprop aircraft.