Despite the ERA’s furious protest against what it regards as anticompetitive government subsidies to rail operators, the darlings of the powerful European environmental lobby continue to draw traffic away from ERA members and regional airlines in general.
TAT European Airlines
TAT Technologies, through its fully owned subsidiary Limco Airepair,announced it will acquire Piedmont Aviation Component Services. The agreement is expected to close this month.
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 headquarters near London Gatwick Airport. Flight-Operations.com is led by Tim Lester, the former deputy managing director of rival flight-planning company Baseops. The company is operational 24/7 and can help with complex overflight and landing permit procedures.