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Tuesday
Oct232007

Jetscape Plans FBO Expansion

Jetscape Services, the owner of one FBO at Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, is working on an acquisition plan that could take it into Latin America among other markets. This plan hinges on Jetscape's recent announcement that it is working with the Frost Group, LLC, a private technology investment company in Miami.

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Tuesday
Oct092007

Avfuel's Creativity Enhances FBO Visibility

FBOs seeking to refuel their business development efforts consistently have access to new tools, thanks to Avfuel, a fuel source and a provider of unique marketing support for FBOs. AVCLUB, a program launched this year for Avfuel's FBOs and pilots, is an online forum that enables pilots to earn and monitor AVTRIP Points, which accumulate toward savings bonds, and discounted rates on industry magazines and AC-U-KWIK books.

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Tuesday
Oct092007

Flightline and Team Break Ground on TLH'S New Avant Garde FBO Features

The Tallahassee Regional Airport is fast becoming home to one of the most sophisticated FBOs in the Southeast. New resources under construction at TLH will better position it to service cutting edge general aviation technology, including light jets, according to a press statement announcing the developments.

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Tuesday
Sep252007

PFM and ARINC Develop New Automated Management Features

Professional Flight Management recently announced that it is working with ARINC Direct to jointly develop technology solutions that automate flight management departments. Projects under way include enabling PFM to display domestic and international off/on position reports directly from ARINC, with automated updates; enabling PFM to pull online fuel data from ARINC Direct; and enabling PFM customers to request and display ARINC Direct flight plans without leaving PFM.

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Tuesday
Sep252007

Worldwide Sales Boost GA’s Record-Breaking Growth

Honeywell’s 2007 Business Aviation Outlook forecasts the delivery of approximately 14,000 new business aircraft through 2017, generating industry sales of $233 billion. For this year alone, the delivery of more than 1,000 new business jets was forecasted –up from 861 in 2006. Next year 1,300 deliveries are expected.

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Tuesday
Sep112007

U.S. Stock Jitters Ripple Through Global Markets

If there were any question that amergence of a global economy is a reality, one would only have to look at the impact U.S. markets had on global markets during the second week of August. The jitters experienced in U.S. markets with noticeable declines in a wide range of stocks set a rippling effect into world markets. While negative speculation created a wave of sell-off frenzies, the seasoned investor, like a professional pilot flying through unexpected turbulence, remained steady knowing their knowledge, expertise and skills would see them through into calmer air. Behind every cloud is a silver lining. As markets recover from a case of jitters, it is a proven fact a global market does exist even though each market is an independent entity. The good news is products and services remain strong, and the opportunity for economic growth is limitless.

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Tuesday
Sep112007

Multi Service Aviation Expands Line of Services

U.S. Bank's acquisition of Multi Service Aviation (MSA) in 2005 has given pilots access to a greater range of services, according to Jill M. Heisterkamp, MSA's communications and media manager. U.S. Bank products accessible to the general aviation industry include business equipment leasing, corporate banking, treasury management, corporate and purchasing cards -- such as the Voyager Fleet Card. Look for details on these products at this year's NBAA show.

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Tuesday
Sep112007

The Impact of the Atlantic-Mercury Merger

On the heels of the merger between Atlantic Aviation and Mercury Air Centers Inc., Atlantic is working to rollout Atlantic Awards, its loyalty program for pilots, across the new organization, says Sue Sommers, Atlantic’s vice president of sales and marketing. This is one of the few changes that the merger is expected to have on Atlantic's service package, Sommers says.

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Tuesday
Aug282007

Aircraft Bluebook Launches Online Historical Value Reference Guide

The premiere resource for corporate and general aviation aircraft values announced the launch of its new online Historical Value Reference Guide. The Historical Value Reference Guide provides access to 25 years of residual aircraft values, available exclusively online at www.aircraftbluebook.com.

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Tuesday
Aug282007

FBOs Find Success with Sport Programs

FBOs across the country that are offering new training programs for sport licenses are attracting a special genre of recreational pilots. The two-year-old sport program at St. Charles Flying in St. Louis "adds a new dimension to our school," says Dennis Bampton, president of St. Charles Flying. "We have graduated 34 new sport pilots and currently have 10 additional students enrolled in our sport program. We are trying to appeal to older individuals who have always wanted to fly."

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