AMI Jet Charter CEO Charles McLaren confirmed to AIN today that TAG Holdings might be interested in selling some of its stake in the charter company. TAG Holdings, based in Switzerland, owns management company TAG Aviation and a minority portion of AMI Jet Charter of Burlingame, Calif. Although the FAA just announced that it is beginning a series of operational control “special emphasis inspections” of all U.S.
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TAG Aviation has introduced a quiet flying program to reduce noise experienced by neighborhoods around London-area Farnborough Airport. It is running the program, which aims to reduce noise by requiring more accurate flight paths, among other things, on a trial basis between early May and the end of this month. The company intends to have the new arrival and departure procedures formally adopted by the UK Civil Aviation Authority.
Operators of the Hawker 800 series now have a new option for maintenance in the UK: Hawker Beechcraft has named TAG Farnborough an authorized service center.
In a world where many marriages barely last a year and political alliances often don’t survive the night, a successful business relationship of 30 years is at the very least remarkable.
The business aviation outlook is improving, according to two international charter/management firms whose parent companies are both based in Geneva. PrivatAir announced last month that growth last year “was beyond all expectations,” helping to increase revenues by 20 percent. The first few months of this year “have shown a continuation of this trend,” it said.
Organizers of the UK’s biennial Farnborough International airshow are solidifying exhibitors for the event’s new “business aircraft park.” The show-within-a-show is to be staged over the first three trade days of the main event (July 19 to 21) in Farnborough Airport’s old business enclave.
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.
Mercury Air Centers and TAG Aviation have joined to provide added travel services through Mercury’s FBO network. Mercury customers throughout the U.S. can now use a variety of ancillary services, including charter and management, through TAG Aviation. Mercury president John Enticknap said his FBOs often receive requests from customers for services outside the normal scope of the FBOs’ operations.
Britain’s secretary of state for Communities and Local Government will rule on TAG Aviation’s appeal for permission to increase the number of movements permitted at London-area Farnborough Airport.
San Francisco-based charter sales firm TAG Aviation USA formally launched its JetCard at the NBAA Convention last week. Though competitor programs typically offer a set number of hours on a specific size of aircraft, the TAG JetCard allows customers to purchase charter flights in increments of $100,000, $250,000 or $500,000 for use on any seven jet categories via affiliate AMI Jet Charter or other TAG vendors.