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January 1, 2012 - 5:20am

In an era when the Internet is eliminating many forms of privacy, the charter industry remains somewhat opaque, leaving charter clients without essential information about their trips, in the opinions of James Chitty and Nicolos Bozzo, founders of PlaneClear, based in Long Island City, N.Y.

Chitty, PlaneClear’s president, worked for Liberty Jet and vice president Bozzo for Gama Aviation before they founded PlaneClear in 2008, “to bring unprecedented transparency to the private charter market,” according to a PlaneClear statement.

October 10, 2011 - 4:10am

Founded to promote self-regulation among air charter brokers, Acana (Air Charter Association of North America) has become the brokers’ alphabet group, taking the lead on issues affecting the charter brokerage business.

October 3, 2011 - 2:22pm

The Air Charter Association of North America (Acana), an organization promoting best practices for charter operators and brokers, will hold a forum on charter operator/broker legalities, transparency, consumer protection and update on DOT broker regulations at the upcoming NBAA Convention. The forum will be held on October 10 from 1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

September 1, 2011 - 11:25am

Court documents released as part of a lawsuit by Richmor Aviation against charter broker Sportsflight reveal new information about how the U.S. government arranged charters to transport terrorism suspects on so-called rendition flights to secure facilities in various locations, including Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.

August 26, 2011 - 8:50am

Opa Locka, Fla.-based charter/management provider Executive Air Services (EAS), which also owns charter broker Prudential Aviation, has released the Charter Broker’s Bill of Rights (CBBR), “created to acknowledge the unique place occupied by brokers in the jet charter industry,” according to EAS.

August 4, 2011 - 11:00am

Opa Locka, Fla.-based charter/management provider Executive Air Services (EAS), which also owns charter broker Prudential Aviation, has released the Charter Broker’s Bill of Rights (CBBR), “created to acknowledge the unique place occupied by brokers in the jet charter industry,” according to EAS.

May 15, 2011 - 11:51am

EBACE 2011 won’t open until Tuesday, but that isn’t stopping industry observers from predicting that the show will mark a turning point in the business aviation industry. One such analyst is Jahid Fazil-Karim, a partner at global aircraft broker at Jetcraft who believes optimism will be the prevailing force at this year’s EBACE.

January 27, 2011 - 9:13am

Jupiter, Fla.-based business jet broker The Private Jet Company (TPJC) believes that the “confluence of factors creating the current buyer’s market” will not last beyond 12 months. While the firm clearly has a vested interest in encouraging the purchase of pre-owned business jets, it cited third-party data sources to support its claim.

December 6, 2010 - 1:00pm

Amman-based One & Done Aviation has established what it claims to be the first air charter brokerage in Jordan. The company provides access to a variety of aircraft, including corporate airliners, business jets and turboprops, along with a special emphasis on helicopter charters.

October 26, 2010 - 11:54am

During a time when careful shoppers might be expected to make every effort to save money, the charter brokerage business has continued to grow, despite the fact that there is nothing stopping consumers from contacting charter providers directly and negotiating their best deal.

 
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