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Wednesday
Dec012010

General Aviation Facing Several Challenges

More should be done on a grassroots level to build a pilot population, protect general aviation airports and promote the general aviation industry to keep it viable, leaders of five industry trade groups said Tuesday. The general aviation industry isn't huge, but it's not insignificant, National Business Aviation Association president and CEO Ed Bolen said during a Wichita Aero Club panel discussion about the industry.

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Monday
Nov222010

TWC Aviation Earns IAS Registered Status From Air Charter Safety Foundation, Certification Awarded After Independent Audit

TWC Aviation, Inc., an international leader in private jet aviation, announced that the company has been added to the Industry Audit Standard (IAS) Registry by the nonprofit Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF).

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Friday
Nov192010

New AC-U-KWIK iPhone App Empowers Pilots to Plan Trips “On the Fly” 

The AC-U-KWIK iPhone App, available today in the Apple iTunes Store, empowers pilots and aviation professionals with mobile access to the pre-flight planning information they need, the moment they need it. The application incorporates data from the popular AC-U-KWIK Airport and FBO directories and places it in the iPhone, taking advantage of Apple’s easy user interface. Searching for airports and services has never easier.

The AC-U-KWIK app is the only application available for mobile devices that delivers current and reliable premium pre-flight planning information for the lowest price on the market today ($4.99 for a limited time, with free updates.)

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Thursday
Nov182010

TAC Air Consolidates GMU FBO, Prepares for Subsidized Competition at CHA

TEXARKANA, TX November 18, 2010 – TAC Air recently sold its Greenville, South Carolina (GMU) FBO operation to Greenville Jet Center. A smooth transition of operations occurred on October 29th. Terms of the sale were not released. According to TAC Air VP & COO Christian Sasfai, the move reflects a growing trend in general aviation FBO services, stating “consolidation has become a necessary component of today’s aviation services industry in order to provide high quality, low cost products and services to aircraft owners and operators.” Meanwhile, TAC Air is actively pursuing several acquisition opportunities. According to Sasfai, “We’re simply reallocating our resources to where the greatest opportunities are. We expect to make our next acquisition announcement in early 2011, with more to follow.”

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Wednesday
Nov172010

How Can I Advertise If I Missed the Deadline for the 2011 Print Directories?

Q: I missed the deadline to advertise in the 2011 print directory. How can I advertise?

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Wednesday
Nov172010

Acukwik.com Defies Market Trends, Posts 33% Traffic Increase

AC-U-KWIK has announced the release of three more enhancements at acukwik.com.  More pilots than ever have been turning to AC-U-KWIK’s user-friendly web site to get key pre-flight information, driving acukwik.com’s traffic numbers up by more than a third in just one year.

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Wednesday
Nov172010

Millen Air Opens at KDTN

Millen Air, an upscale FBO located three minutes from the downtown Shreveport business community, opened its doors on Nov. 1.

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Tuesday
Nov162010

Plan To Build FBO May Cost Chattanooga Taxpayers

Officials said a plan by the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport to build its own Fixed Base Operation (FBO) and hangar facilities may wind up as a loser for taxpayers. However, airport officials defended the plan and said TAC Air, which has long had an operation at the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport, charges much more for fuel than a number of other regional airports. Construction is getting underway on the new airport facility. Proposals were received on Friday for operating it.

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Tuesday
Nov162010

Predicting Used Aircraft Values

The worst of the global financial crisis is over but the damage done to the private jet market remains. The Cox Jet Index* fell from 310 to 179 between February 2007 and May 2008. It has rebounded sharply (see charts below) especially in the past couple of months. In the past twelve months the index is up 14%.

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Tuesday
Nov162010

Idaho FBO Reeder Flying Service Inc (TWF) Becomes Avfuel-Branded

Avfuel Corporation has announced its new branding alliance with Reeder Flying Service Inc of Twin Falls, Idaho. Operational since 1941, Reeder Flying Service (TWF) is known for its efficient line service and high standards. It offers a comfortable FBO terminal, helicopter charter, helicopter maintenance, aircraft sales and aircraft parts sales.

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