JetDirect Aviation Holding's recent acquisition of Sunset Aviation will add a ninth regional base of operations and grow its combined fleet to 130-plus managed aircraft. Aircraft in JetDirect's fleet ranges from light jets to wide body long-range aircraft.
Already in demand among heads of states and other high-ranking VIPs, Satcom1's new inflight videoconferencing product is now entering the U.S. general aviation market. Several of the Satcom1 systems are being installed stateside over the next several months, says Karina Larsen, the company's director of sales and marketing.
Electronic automation, such as Avcard's multipurpose charge card, might be widespread and effective but on its own can't singlehandedly procure affordable fuel for general aviation operations. That challenging process takes extra legwork and minds these days and is the genesis behind Avcard's 24/7 fuel dispatch department, a complimentary service that was created to negotiate bulk fuel prices and pass the savings on to Avcard clients.
Industry watchdogs are keeping an eye on the evolution of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen), the Federal Aviation Administration's plan to modernize the National Airspace System through 2025, as it might pose accessibility issues for GA operators.
General aviation hitches its horse to one very important wagon: a wagon filled with corporate profits from companies all over the world. When the coffers are full, businesses turn to aviation to further maximize their efficiency.
The boom in U.S. regional air travel has created demand for aircraft that emit few emissions and reduce noise pollution, a common complaint from neighborhoods surrounding regional airports. Eclipse Aviation's new light aircraft is quieter than any other single-engine piston or twin engine aircraft ever made, according to Andrew Broom, spokesman for Eclipse Aviation Corp. The Eclipse 500 costs only $400 per hour to operate.
Just months after its inception, Encore FBO, LLC has opened three FBOs - and is well on its way to becoming an integrated international service provider. Late last year, it acquired Eurolair in Le Bourget, Paris; FBO Dublin; Business Aviation Services in Sioux Falls - and took over the lease of a FBO facility at Addison Airport in Dallas.