Conklin & de Decker will host its “Essential Tools for Your New Maintenance Manager’s Role” from February 15 through 17 in Irving, Texas. “The seminar provides helicopter maintenance managers the necessary tools needed to master their challenging position,” said Brandon Battles, v-p and co-owner. “Many maintenance professionals, when thrust into a management role, feel behind the power curve.
Signature Flight Support launched a new customer loyalty program and a fuel card this week at the NBAA Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference in San Diego. The Signature TailWins loyalty program rewards customers with points for fuel and handling purchases within the Signature network. Points can be used for products, services and experiences, or they can be donated to charity. Those using Signature’s new aviation card, which is underwritten by U.S. Bank and Multi Service Aviation, earn double points.
The FAA spelled out how it intends to start charging for digital navigation charts at a December 13 meeting held by FAA Aeronautical Navigation Products (AeroNav).
Cessna is doing more than introducing new business jet models. The Wichita airframer is changing the way it does business with its customers. That is the message from Cindy Halsey, the company’s long-serving vice president of interior design and engineering.
Realistic pricing is keeping the flow of pre-owned business aircraft inventory moving. But it’s a fragile process, and in some segments progress is glacial.
The good news for buyers: bargains still abound.
Pre-owned business aircraft inventories continued to decline in October, but asking prices–especially for jets–have yet to find a bottom, according to data released this week by industry research firm JetNet. Business jet inventory in October stood at 13.9 percent of the in-service fleet, down 1.3 percentage points from a year ago.
To serve a growing base of international customers, Hawker Beechcraft continues to expand its global parts support network with new stocking locations as well as increased inventory, Rob Hood, general manager of inventory logistics and global distribution, told AIN. Current HB parts distribution locations include Dallas and London, with inventory stocking locations in Dubai and Singapore.
“While the pre-owned business aircraft market continues to show improvements, all indicators have been slow to recover in the first nine months of 2011,” industry research firm JetNet said in a market report released on Friday.
A few years ago at the NBAA show we witnessed more than 1,000 Dow points melt away during the three-day convention. That was the beginning of the biggest downward trend that corporate jet sales had ever experienced, and the remnants of the price carnage that ensued are still with us.
MRO and logistics software company Component Control (Booth No. C10533) is announcing the formal launch of its new Web Online RFQ parts and services search software here at NBAA.