Avinode (Booth No. 3117), the business- to-business platform for online buying and selling of charter flights, was conceived barely a decade ago by three students as part of a joint thesis paper for the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenberg, Sweden. As a business venture, it was modified and launched in 2001 with European charter operators as its primary market.
If dealing with the price of fuel consumes more of your time than any other facet of running your flight department, Everest Aviation Resources has a solution. “We’re a fuel management company,” Noel Donald, president and CEO of the Baytown, Texas company, told NBAA Convention News.
Even before last month’s terrorist attacks, FBOs faced formidable business challenges. Those challenges may have changed significantly in the past few weeks, but they have not disappeared.
A trip from the site of last year’s RAA annual convention in Memphis to the venue chosen for this year’s edition, held in Indianapolis last month, covers barely 450 miles, but the psychological distance the industry has traveled over the past 12 months seems more like light years.
The comment period closing date has been suspended indefinitely on a DOT proposal to adopt “market based” solutions to relieve airport congestion and delays. If adopted, landing fees could soar for business and commercial operators.
Operators have until August 13 to comment on the FAA’s proposed long-term
solutions to the serious congestion and delay problems at New York La Guardia
The FAA’s proposal to reduce airline delays by imposing peak-period pricing to reduce congestion at busy airports is a “bad idea with no positive consequences and the limitless possibility of unintended negative consequences,” according to NBAA.
The FAA’s proposal to cut airline delays by imposing peak-period pricing to reduce congestion at busy airports is a “bad idea,” according to NBAA, “with no positive consequences and the limitless possibility of unintended negative consequences.” The National Air Transportation Association commented that “the proposed amendment is a short-term fix to a long-term problem,” and that the FAA should focus on “runway expansions and airport improveme
The FAA announced a two-year extension of the existing lottery allocation of slot exemptions at New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) until Oct. 31, 2004. In addition, the FAA is asking for public comment on proposed changes to the current procedures for allocating slot exemptions that are either returned or have gone unused.
“Congestion pricing should be the FAA’s last resort, not its first,” noted AOPA president Phil Boyer.