Valair Aviation at Wiley Post Airport (KPWA) in Oklahoma City has joined the Phillips 66 Aviation network, featuring a full-service maintenance facility ready for modifications, inspections, avionics overhauls and custom makeovers – all backed by a parts inventory worth nearly $1 million.
Royal Jet, the Abu Dhabi-based international luxury executive flight services company chaired by His Excellency Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, has announced new pricing packages for its Fixed-Base Operation (FBO) facility in Abu Dhabi that make it one of the most competitive in the region.
The new pricing structure includes an additional two aircraft classes and a reduction of up to 75 per cent on the technical stop rates.
Atlantic Aviation Upgrades to Higher Performance Wi-Fi at General Aviation Airports Across the United States
Ruckus Wireless™ today announced that Atlantic Aviation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Macquarie Infrastructure Company, has selected and deployed its Smart Wi-Fi products and technology at the company's 65 fixed base operations (FBOs) at general aviation airports across the United States. Based in Plano, Texas, Atlantic Aviation operates the largest network of FBOs in the country.
The new Wi-Fi infrastructure was built to provide high-capacity, high-performance Wi-Fi to users of its FBOs, including pilots, private aircraft users and visitors.
Flight Display Systems's introduces its upgraded aircraft cabin management system called Select CMS Platinum. The new system includes higher quality, better reliability, lower cost, is easier to install and has fewer and smaller parts.
Jetex Flight Support announced their new VAT program – a program established solely for the purpose of providing their clients with VAT exempted fuel.
Starting from July 10th, 2012, operators receiving fuel uplifts from Jetex Fueling Services Limited in the following eight countries will be eligible for participation in Jetex Fueling Services Limited VAT exemption program – Austria, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Poland, and Switzerland. More countries will be added in due course.
By John L. Enticknap
“All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.” - Calvin Coolidge
We’re halfway through 2012, so let’s do a gut check to see how the FBO industry faired for the first six months of the year. Then, let’s take a look at what we can do to help our bottom line for the remainder of the year.
At the beginning of 2012, we wrote three blog posts that I encourage you to review.
To summarize our 2012 FBO economic forecast, in January we said if your FBO has a five percent growth for 2012, your firm will be a star! That is still very true. We thought for a while that the growth rate may be greater in the first quarter of the year, but growth was a meager 1.9 percent. There was a slight up-tick for the second quarter that may push us past 2 percent. However, our overall prediction for the year of a 2.2 percent growth rate will most likely be the norm.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently issued STC ST03958AT to Banyan Air Service based at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE) for the installation of a Honeywell Aspire 200LG Satcom system on Gulfstream models GII/GIII/GIV.