A new jet ownership and charter business called JetSuite is preparing to take delivery of its first Phenom 100 next April and has unveiled details about its business model.
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The Austrian government has decided to sell its share of Austrian Airlines and has published advertisements in the financial press offering its 42.75-percent share of the flag carrier. The government has attached a number of conditions to the sale, including an obligation to maintain Vienna as a hub, to maintain the name Austrian Airlines and to leave a minority share of 25 percent of the total stock capital in Austrian hands.
During a quarter in which all the big publicly traded regional airlines turned a handsome profit, it came as little surprise that Atlantic Coast Airlines led the pack, as the Sterling, Va.-based carrier prepared to embark on the most ambitious, and perhaps riskiest, undertaking in its 14-year history.
“This is about changing the entrepreneurial spirit,” Brad Bruce, flight department manager of ADI Corporate Shuttle Services, told AIN. “By minimizing or eliminating many of the barriers to travel, corporate shuttles allow business opportunities to be more readily considered and acted upon.
Arinc Direct, the business aviation arm of Annapolis, Md.-based Arinc, has introduced an RVSM modification and certification package for the Cessna 500 series that uses the Shadin ADC-6000 dual air-data computer with right-side altimeter. Arinc Direct can provide all the needed aircraft modifications, and can perform them at its location or a site chosen by the customer.
Boeing and its partners in industry and government accomplished significant reductions in fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions during recent tests of “tailored” arrivals, which enabled aircraft to fully use air-to-ground datalink technology to descend into San Francisco International Airport with minimal direct air traffic control intervention.
You’ve probably never given it much thought, but recording and updating those ATIS voice messages is a royal pain in the neck for controllers. Arinc last month unveiled a new product package that the company said makes digital ATIS service cost effective for smaller airfields frequented by business aircraft.
Delta AirElite Business Jets will extend the benefits of Delta Air Lines SkyMiles Platinum Medallion frequent-flier status to “founding members” enrolling before October 1 in its block-charter program.
Arinc Direct, the recently formed business aviation unit of Annapolis, Md.-based Arinc, announced it is teaming with Shadin and AeroMech to offer a package of RVSM avionics and approval documentation for 500-series Citations. The avionics include a Shadin instrument cluster designed for the Citation, an Arinc installation kit and the STCs needed to bring 500-series Citation airframes into compliance with RVSM rules.
Ask an airline executive to rank the most frustrating aspects of his job, and labor relations will more often than not top the list, particularly at a time of massive layoffs and salary reductions. Of course, some airlines experience more success than others in maintaining relatively positive relationships with their employees.