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Thursday
Oct032013

FBO Survival Series - Survival Tip #7: Ask the Tough Questions!

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.

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Tuesday
Oct012013

Naples Airport Authority (KAPF) Selects Avfuel As FBO Marketing Partner, Fuel Supplier

Naples Municipal Airport – often referred to as “the best little airport in the country” – has partnered with Avfuel Corporation to provide branding, marketing, and service support for its FBO services as well as to supply fuel to the airport.

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Monday
Sep232013

L.J. Aviation adds Fourth Citation Sovereign

L.J.Aviation announced today that its operation at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport (LBE) has added a fourth Citation Sovereign to its fleet of charter and management aircraft.

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Thursday
Sep192013

MIXJET Flight Support, Exhibiting Coverage at JetExpo

MixJet Flight Support exhibited at the 2013 Jet Expo in Russia.

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Wednesday
Sep182013

KaiserAir: Together We Build 

“Together We Build” was the mantra of Kaiser Industries over fifty years ago, and today KaiserAir is again breaking new ground by announcing plans to build its airline by adding a second Boeing 737 to the company’s Part 121 Airline Certificate.

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Tuesday
Sep172013

ZAS Provides Security Update for Egyptian Airports

Security Update for Egyptian Airports

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Tuesday
Sep172013

ZAS Successfully Passes the IATA Certification for ISAGO 

ZAS proudly announces successfully passing the IATA certification for ISAGO for both Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh stations, adding these locations to Cairo and HQ, which are already ISAGO certified since 2011.

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Tuesday
Sep102013

Bluebook Perspectives - Value Retention In Today's Market

By Dennis Rousseau | President and Founder | AircraftPost.com

There has been conversation and many questions over the last few years relating to residual values, value retention, value as a percentage of cost new, values coming back, et al. For years, our industry used a 3 to 4 percent annualized depreciation schedule to gauge future values for business jets. Due to the fact our business was in its infancy, we did not possess formidable history to determine the validity of the schedule. When we buy-in to the fundamental assumption that aircraft are depreciating assets with a 30-year life cycle, most business jets will reflect an average midlife (15 years) value retention of 50 percent, when compared to the original cost new.  

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Tuesday
Sep102013

Landmark Aviation Aircraft Management & Charter Approved For DCA Operations

Landmark Aviation’s Aircraft Management & Charter division has been approved to operate to and from Washington D.C.’s Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA).

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Wednesday
Sep042013

FBO Survival Series - Survival Tip #6: Take Off the Blinders

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

Welcome to the sixth 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.



But if you are going to wear blinders then you do not know the world.
-Miriam Makeba

We’re all guilty of doing it. We get so busy, and maybe a little complacent, and forget to take the blinders off in order to see and experience our FBO from the customer’s perspective.

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