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Wednesday
Dec182013

Avfuel Names 2013 AVTRIP Scholarship Recipients: Kelly Hicks (TX) and David McColl (FL)

Avfuel’s popular pilots rewards program, AVTRIP, rewards members with more than just points and cash awards. Every year since 2000, AVTRIP has awarded a lucky pilot with a $2,000 scholarship to put towards continuing aviation education.

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Tuesday
Dec172013

Bluebook Perspectives: Pre-owned Market Sends Mixed Signals Throughout Industry

For current generation business jets (turbofan, EFIS, FANS capable, etc.), we’ve taken a random sampling representative of the medium- and long-range category aircraft.  Nearly the same percentage of the available fleet (~10 percent) is on the market through December 2013 as was at the end of 2012.  In the case of the GIV, Challenger 605 and G550, the percent increase/decrease was negligible.

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Tuesday
Dec172013

An International Flavor

'Welcome news - the end of 2013 has seen a flurry of new FBO activity across the world!  Recently opened or opening soon:

- In Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: ExecuJet Middle East in partnership with NasJet, opened their new facility in September and will expect to handle over 3,000 aircraft movements by the end of the year. 

- In Bali, Indonesia: ExecuJet have recently opened a new General Aviation Terminal at Bali, Indonesia - as part of a joint-venture with Angkasa PuraI that will see similar ventures at up to 13 Indonesian airports over the next few years.

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Friday
Dec132013

Ross Aviation Acquires FBO in Baton Rouge, Louisiana 

Ross Aviation confirmed that it has acquired the assets and fixed base operation known as Louisiana Aircraft at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (KBTR).

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Thursday
Dec122013

Meridian Air Charter Ranks Among Safest Commercial Operators

Meridian, the award-winning private aviation company based at Teterboro Airport, is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) as a member company with an exceptional safety record through its Flying Safety Awards program.

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Wednesday
Dec112013

December 11, 2013: Updated Fuel Prices Now Available

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Wednesday
Dec112013

New Member of the Avfuel Network, Truckee Tahoe Airport (TRK) Enhances Aviation Offerings

Avfuel announced that Truckee Tahoe Airport has joined the Avfuel network to offer Avfuel Contract Fuel and AVTRIP points.

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Tuesday
Dec102013

FBO Survival Series - Survival Tip #9: Avoid the Status Quo

By John L. Enticknap and Ron R. Jackson, Aviation Business Strategies Group

Welcome to the next installment of our continuing AC-U-KWIK FBO Connection Series: FBO Survival. This series focuses on the various strategies and tactics needed to survive the daily rigors of running a successful FBO operation.

 

"Status Quo, you know, is Latin for ‘the mess we’re in.'"
- Ronald Reagan

About the time you think you’ve got your FBO running smoothly, that’s the time you need to step back, reevaluate, get back out on the floor and see what’s going on. If you are willing to accept the status quo, chances are you’re becoming a little too complacent and that can spell disaster in any business.

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Tuesday
Dec102013

NBAA Welcomes Key House Committee Passage of Legislation Addressing FAA Sleep Apnea Rule

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) thanked a key U.S. House of Representatives panel for approving legislation that would compel the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to follow established rulemaking processes before implementing a new requirement that some pilots be screened for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) prior to receiving a medical certificate.

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Monday
Dec092013

ExecuJet Middle East Triumphs in Bombardier ASF Excellence Awards

ExecuJet Middle East is celebrating the company’s Dubai maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility being named Overall and International winner at the Bombardier* Authorised Service Facility (ASF) Excellence Awards.

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