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Wednesday
Jun292011

Georgia Air Challenge Set for July

The Atlanta Aero Club has launched Georgia Air Challenge, which encourages all pilots in the Georgia to take to the skies during July and help stimulate an aviation economic recovery.

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Wednesday
Jun292011

GAIIC Members Discuss How to Stimulate Private Investment in Airports

On Monday, the Airports Council International (ACI) held a Small Airports Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio.  At the invitation of ACI, members of the General Aviation Infrastructure and Investment Coalition (GAIIC) engaged in a discussion with the airport community regarding how to stimulate private investment in airports by allowing fixed-base operators (FBOs) to take advantage of current commercial tax rules and lending practices.

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Wednesday
Jun292011

Reeling in Customers: Either Fish, or Cut Bait

I have returned from a much needed vacation to the Canadian outback where I enjoyed a week of fishing with no phone, TV or newspaper.

Every year, I travel to the far western reaches of Ontario for our annual fish camp outing that has been a part of my family tradition since 1961, when my father first went with his buddies to the same waters we fish today. I started going with my dad in 1984, and now his 16-year-old great-grandson, my grand nephew, is representing the fourth generation to wet a line in these great Northern waters.

On this most recent outing, I started to think about writing a blog post based on the similarities between fishing for dinner and casting a net for new FBO customers.

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Wednesday
Jun292011

NBAA Blasts President Obama's Comments Regarding Business Aviation

National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen today forcefully challenged disparaging remarks about business aviation made by President Barack Obama during a June 29 White House press conference.

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Wednesday
Jun292011

Minot Aero Center (KMOT) Remains Open For Business 

Minot Aero Center, located at Minot International Airport (KMOT), perseveres despite serious weather conditions causing record flooding in the Minot, ND, area. Officials at MOT issued a statement Tuesday saying the airport, perched atop a hill on the north part of town, will remain fully operational.

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Wednesday
Jun292011

Gateway Completed Between TotalFBO, ConocoPhillips 

Horizon Business Concepts and ConocoPhillips announced the completion of a two-year joint project designed to standardize and simplify dealer point-of-sale (POS) credit card processing for ConocoPhillips branded Fixed Base Operations (FBOs).

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Wednesday
Jun292011

ACSF Releases Updated Charter Safety Review

The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) has published its updated safety review of the Part 135 on-demand air charter industry.

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Wednesday
Jun292011

Media Advisory: Shanghai Airport Authority and NBAA to Bring Premier Aviation Show to China, Sign Long-Term Agreement

The Shanghai Airport Authority (SAA) and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) will host a signing ceremony to mark their long-term cooperation agreement and preparations for the 2012 edition of the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE).

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Tuesday
Jun282011

JetSupport Helps Change Schiphol East Into Aviation Theme Park

Schiphol East area was changed for one day into an aviation theme park for the Highflyers Foundation event, which took place on Saturday, June 25, at the general aviation ramp at Schiphol, organized for sick and disabled children.

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Tuesday
Jun282011

Havana Flights on Horizon 

The U.S Customs and Border Protection made the decision to offer flights to Cuba from Southwest Florida International Airport. It is one of only 15 nationwide that can handle such flights.

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