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Thursday
Jun232011

Dubuque Jet Center (DBQ) Gains Popularity as Cross-Country Fuel Stop

Renowned for its hospitality, Dubuque Jet Center at Iowa’s Dubuque Regional Airport and part of the Avfuel-branded dealer network, has become a favorite fuel stop for cross-country flyers.

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Wednesday
Jun222011

General Aviation Operator Groups Take Fight to Protect BARR

Leading organizations representing general aviation (GA) operators moved ahead with a court challenge to the Department of Transportation's (DOT's) decision to dismantle the Block Aircraft Registration Request (BARR) program and announced the establishment of a fund to support the legal fight.

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Tuesday
Jun212011

Winning Numbers for Business Aviation: One Half, One Quarter, One Third

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) pointed to three key metrics – one half, one quarter and one third – which the organization says demonstrate that national and state policymakers understand and want to highlight the value of business aviation.

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Monday
Jun202011

When Pricing Fuel, Use Numbers to Your Advantage

We know the pricing game all too well. Gas stations and auto dealerships have conditioned us to react to pricing of a product or service by offering a perception of a good deal.

In the FBO fuel pricing arena, we tend to play the same game.

In a previous blog post, FBO Fuel Pricing: Seeking a Silver Bullet, we discussed some pricing theory and came up with some ideas to find the silver bullet — which is the best price.

In the FBO business today, some customers call ahead for fuel prices, seek to use contract fuel suppliers and try to negotiate when they arrive on your ramp. We would like our customers to believe that our prices are well thought out and not just some arbitrary posted numbers.

Knowing how customers interpret numbers can help your FBO make stronger pricing decisions. What we would like to discuss here are some thoughts that go through people’s minds when they are looking to purchase.

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Wednesday
Jun152011

FAA Gives NBAA Guidance on New BARR Security Criteria

NBAA has published FAA guidance for an aircraft operator wishing to document a "certified security concern" to comply with the scaled back Block Aircraft Registration Request (BARR) program.

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Wednesday
Jun152011

Scottsdale AirCenter Granted Access to Reagan National

Scottsdale AirCenter has earned DCA Access Standard Security Program (DCASSP) approval to handle corporate aircraft and charter departures destined for Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, according to a City of Scottsdale, Ariz., news release.

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Wednesday
Jun152011

North Philadelphia Jet Center Now Fills Jets with Avfuel

North Philadelphia Jet Center (PNE) has joined the network of Avfuel-branded locations.

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Wednesday
Jun152011

Panorama Flight Center Hosts Record-Setting NBAA Regional Forum

Congratulations to Gene Condreras and his staff at Panorama Flight Center (KHPN), which hosted the largest NBAA Regional Forum on June 8.

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Wednesday
Jun152011

FBOs, Update Your Information Via Facebook

We at AC-U-KWIK hope you "like" the new way to update your FBO's data. You may now use an online form on AC-U-KWIK's Facebook page.

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Tuesday
Jun142011

Business Aircraft Market Recovering Despite Economic Woes

While doubts persist about the United States in an economic recovery, the business aviation sector is not following suit. For instance, late-model, large-cabin, long-range aircraft are selling at or above values published in the Aircraft Bluebook.

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