Economy of the United States

July 15, 2008 - 9:09am

After many years of faithful service, the Exxon Tiger has been retired, replaced by a new customer service program known as PremierSpirit. With the merger of Exxon and Mobil, it was decided that a new image was in order. From a more practical perspective, the new program has added the input from schedulers and dispatchers to the FBO evaluation process. Richard Oldham, ExxonMobil Aviation’s U.S.

July 8, 2008 - 12:32pm

NetJets pilots this week overwhelmingly voted to switch union representation from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters to the NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots (NJASAP), an in-house group. The final results, released on Tuesday evening, show that of the 81.7 percent of eligible NetJets pilots who participated in the vote, 97.7 percent opted for the NJASAP while 2.3 percent chose the IBT.

July 8, 2008 - 9:53am

Delta Air Lines notified Pinnacle Airlines last month that it intends to dissolve their Delta Connection contract effective July 31. Delta cited Memphis-based Pinnacle’s failure to meet contractually guaranteed on-time performance rates for its decision. In late May a federal judge blocked Delta’s attempts to end its contract with Mesa Air Group’s Freedom Airlines subsidiary for the same stated reason.

June 30, 2008 - 7:25am

Business aircraft owners who want to move up have the option to engage in a “like-kind exchange”  that could save thousands of dollars in capital gains taxes, according to Tonya Fritts, vice president and relationship manager for North Carolina-based Wachovia Exchange Services (Booth No. 3769).

June 11, 2008 - 6:49am

ExxonMobil Aviation has unveiled its new PremierCare certification system, an instruction and qualification program for line service personnel at Avitat and other Exxon-branded FBOs.

June 10, 2008 - 9:33am

Delta Air Lines has notified Pinnacle Airlines that it intends to dissolve their Delta Connection contract, effective July 31. Delta cited Memphis-based Pinnacle’s failure to meet contractually guaranteed on-time performance rates for its decision. A federal judge recently blocked Delta’s attempts to end its contract with Mesa Air Group’s Freedom Airlines subsidiary for the same stated reason.

June 4, 2008 - 5:04am

Accusing the Flight Options management team of being “out of touch with its pilots’ legitimate career aspirations,” the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 1108, which represents the pilots at the fractional, last month filed for mediation with the National Mediation Board.

May 29, 2008 - 7:56am

Northwest Airlink subsidiary Express Airlines I will move to an all-regional-jet fleet and Minneapolis-based Mesaba Airlines will provide all Northwest Airlines’ Saab 340 service in Memphis, Tenn., under a new agreement that saw Mesaba reduce its service fees to Northwest by 10 percent during last year’s fourth quarter.

May 29, 2008 - 7:55am

All four of Delta Air Lines’ regional affiliates benefited from the company’s continuing network realignment last month, as Delta concentrates ever more intently on “rationalizing” capacity and cutting costs with regional jets.

May 29, 2008 - 7:52am

Mesa Air Group’s recently signed code-share agreement with Frontier Airlines calls for the Phoenix-based regional airline to begin flights from Denver International Airport to San Jose, Calif., and Houston as Frontier JetExpress, starting February 17. The 8:45 a.m.

 
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