Archive for the ‘Aviation Industry News’ Category

NBAA Offers Fuel Cost-Cutting Strategies

Monday, April 5th, 2010

Jet CharterThe National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today released Ten Critical Strategies for Long-Term Fuel Savings, a new white paper that provides a variety of steps for saving critical dollars on aircraft fuel bills, both in the short-term and long-term. Opportunities to save fuel and reduce operating costs abound for business aircraft, potentially saving entrepreneurs and companies that rely on business aviation thousands of dollars per year.

Aircraft Charter Demand Hits Plateau

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

Private JetsDemand for aircraft charter flights appears flat going into this month, with the demand index generated by online charter portal Avinode standing at 93.03 today, less than one point above the 92.37 recorded on March 1. The index this month is five points below where it stood on April 1 last year at 98.09.
At the same time, average charter flight hour rates (logged in euros) have also increased somewhat on both sides of the Atlantic. (more…)

Aviation Chief Sees Signs Of Recovery

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Business JetsThe aviation industry is recovering from the downturn, National Air Transportation Association president Jim Coyne told attendees at Tuesday’s Wichita Aero Club luncheon.
Fuel sales, used aircraft prices, flight hours and business with fractional ownership companies have risen during the first quarter of 2010, he said.

Aircell Weeks Away From Monetizing Gogo Web Portal

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Private jetsIn-flight Internet service provider Aircell is poised to launch brand new functionality to its Gogo web portal, as a means of “monetizing” the links page and creating new revenue opportunities “that airlines will participate in as well”.
Speaking to ATI today, Aircell executive vice-president, airlines John Happ revealed that the company is “a week or maybe two weeks away” from introducing the new functionality, which will see it “take advantage of the ability to whitelist URLs”.
Whitelisting allows Aircell to explicitly define which URLs its portal can access for free, creating a sort of walled garden experience for passengers who do not want to pay for unfettered access to the Gogo in-flight Wi-Fi service.