Like the shifting of continental plates beneath the earth’s crust, changes in the fractional-aircraft industry are under way. And while only a few cracks are now visible on the surface, underground rumblings signal greater turmoil to come. By mid-year, if not sooner, according to industry observers, the fractional landscape is going to look very different from the way it does today.
With so many choices available to companies and individuals contemplating alternatives to airline travel, what’s a business owner or prospective flight department manager to do? Speakers at the fourth annual Conklin & de Decker Aircraft Acquisition Planning Seminar, held recently in Scottsdale, Ariz., sought to provide some answers to those questions.
NBAA’s was one of more than 170 comments filed (mostly in support) to the Securities and Exchange Commission rulemaking proposal to require more detailed reporting of top executive compensation, including such perks as personal use of corporate aircraft.
Valuations of both fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft will now be available in one place, as announced jointly by HeliValue$ and SAI at the HeliValue$ booth (No. 3189) yesterday. The two companies are collaborating to provide access to all aircraft valuations, along with machinery, inventory and business assessments.
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