Yesterday, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) announced the shipment and billings figures for 3Q. GAMA reported world's aircraft manufacturers delivered 1,357 general aviation aircraft (634 pistons; 232 turboprops; 491 business jets) worth $13.5b in January-Sept 2010 vs 1,588 (679; 293; 616) worth $13.8b a year ago.
Business aviation plays a vital role for citizens, companies and communities across the U.S. The industry is vital to the national economic interest, generating over a million jobs, providing a lifeline to communities with little or no airline service, helping thousands of businesses of all sizes to be more productive and efficient, and providing emergency and humanitarian services to people in need.
As a follow-on to the recent grand opening of Phase II, Hangar Ten at MKC is expanding its hours of operations to 24 hours, seven days per week.
The new hours correspond with an increase in customer demand for additional access to the new 55,000-square-foot facility, located at the Northwest end of the Kansas City, Mo., Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport (MKC), Designed as a cultural departure from traditional airport service operations, the new aviation services complex combines a blend of gracious Midwest hospitality, unique customer amenities and bold environmentally friendly elements.
At this year's NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention, Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue renewed his support for all of general aviation, including business aviation, by once again declaring an Aviation Appreciation Month in Georgia.
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) announces that the NATA Workers' Compensation Program, underwritten by USAIG and managed by United States Aviation Underwriters, is still going strong in its 35th year, returning more than $75 million in good experience returns to participants, $45 million since 2003.
The National Air Transportation Association's (NATA) Safety 1st released an online De/Anti-icing Training Module to complement its Professional Line Service Training (PLST) Online Training.
VIDEO: A quick look at aviation news, airport news and airline news happening around the aviation industry for the week ending Novemeber 5, 2010. Recorded live from the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Studio in Washington, D.C.
The Coleman Group, a business aviation marketing company, has forged a new trans-Atlantic relationship with UK film producer Cameron Productions. The company will be producing 3-to 4-minute high quality digital videos. The video's content will highlight the capabilities of a business aviation facility or a company's products and services.