XOJet late last month announced 50-percent year-over-year growth and that it expects more of the same or better into this new year. The Brisbane, Calif.-based charter operator and private jet membership provider is accelerating expansion of its fleet, adding a Bombardier Challenger 300 and its first Challenger 605 last month. The company plans to add another of each type this year.
AINalerts » January 4, 2011
With the holidays now over, demand this month for private charter flights predictably decreased on a month-over-month basis. According to the latest forward-looking index from online charter portal Avinode, projected demand for the next 30 days stands at 91.90, half the level of 181.04 recorded on December 3.
The FAA has issued a proposed Airworthiness Directive on Aviation Communication & Surveillance Systems (ACSS) Tcas units, which will require operators to upgrade their Tcas with new software to comply with an ACSS service bulletin that the company published following an issue found during flight test
Two business aviation analysts believe that business aviation is set for recovery this year, rather than the 2012 turnaround predicted by most prognosticators during the latter part of last year.