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Tuesday
Mar012011

Bolen Outlines Set of Guiding Principles For Aviation's Future in Major D.C. Address

Speaking to a major aviation policy forum in Washington, D.C., National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen said aviation would be key to defining America's leadership in an increasingly global economy and outlined five priorities to ensure the industry's continued success.

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Monday
Feb282011

Dominion Aviation Services, DB Aviation Achieve ACSF Audit Registered Status

The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) announced the addition of Dominion Aviation Services, Inc., of Richmond, Va., and DB Aviation, Inc., of Waukegan, Ill., to the ACSF Industry Audit Standard Registry (IAS). Twenty-five operators have now completed the IAS audit and achieved Registered status with the ACSF.

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Thursday
Feb242011

Phillips 66 Aviation Promotes Key Staff to Support Expanding Dealer Network

Phillips 66® Aviation has announced the promotion of key team members to support the continuing, rapid growth of what is the nation’s largest network of branded fixed base operators (FBOs), now numbering 779. 

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Thursday
Feb242011

Building Long-Term Profitable Customer Relationships, Part 2: Do You Feel Lucky?

We’ve all seen Clint Eastwood’s Dirty Harry scene when he aims his seemingly empty .44 Magnum, “the most powerful handgun in the world,” in the face of the bank robber and taunts, “You’ve got to ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well do ya, punk?”

FBOs shouldn’t have to feel lucky when putting together their marketing plans to attract new customers, yet during our NATA FBO Success Seminars, I often sense the frustration FBO owners and operators verbalize when we discuss this very subject.  

Over the years, FBOs have tried all sorts of things to attract customers. Wine, steaks, bobblehead dolls, free this and free that. Sometimes they get lucky, but mostly they’re just shooting blanks!

Many FBOs, when facing seemingly stiff competition, have done the unthinkable to attract customers. They resort to lowering their price of fuel beyond reason. Yikes! 

To be sure, an FBO should always manage its fuel price in order to be competitive and as a component to provide a customer value proposition (CVP). However, nothing good happens when you subjectively lower the price of fuel just to attract customers.

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Thursday
Feb242011

Paragon Aviation Group Hires Scott Jefvert as Director of Sales

Paragon Aviation Group is pleased to announce the addition of Scott Jefvert to the company.

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Thursday
Feb242011

Business Jet Center OAK Sets Fuel Volume Sales Record

Business Jet Center (BJC), a leading provider of Fixed Base Operation (FBO) services, reported that 2010 was the best year on record for fuel sales volume at its Oakland International Airport location, noting a 28.12 percent increase in the amount of gallons sold versus 2009.

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Thursday
Feb242011

Pilot Makes Emergency Landing in Kansas City Area

A pilot landed his single-engine plane on a roadway in the Kansas City area after the aircraft lost power early this morning, according to KCTV-5 and the Kansas City Star.

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Thursday
Feb242011

Update on the ETS Support Facility Implications for Verification

It is now expected that Eurocontrol’s ETS Support Facility will be made available to operators by late February.

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Wednesday
Feb232011

Jet A and Avgas Fuel Prices to Pump You Up

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Tuesday
Feb222011

ACSF Recognizes CAE as First Champion of Aviation Safety - Sustaining Member

The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is pleased to recognize CAE as its first “Champion of Safety” sustaining member. The corporation has shown its commitment to the foundation’s vision of enhancing and improving safety through its support and generous financial donation.

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