Memphis-based Pinnacle Airlines on Wednesday officially emerged from bankruptcy as a wholly owned regional subsidiary of Delta Air Lines.
Qatar Airways became the second Boeing 787 customer to return a Dreamliner to service after a worldwide grounding of the fleet in January as Flight QR116 took off from Doha for Dubai Wednesday at 1:15 p.m. local time.
As France-based Daher-Socata considers whether to add a twin-engine aircraft to a line that includes its TBM 850 turboprop single, it remains active as an aerostructure specialist in still-under-wraps business jet programs.
Primus Aircraft Management Solutions, provider of Camos, asset and airworthiness review services, launched a new sister company, Primus Logistics. “The objective is to support operators locating spare parts in AOG situations and source or deliver such parts to the aircraft in the quickest way possible,” said Stephan Krainer, general manager of Primus.
Lufthansa Technik is offering a new product bundle for life-cycle support of large private and business aircraft. The service packages include access to a pool of highly qualified engineers and mechanics, worldwide material support through the Lufthansa Technik logistics network, and assured support in case of AOG incidents and other emergencies.
Jet Support Services (JSSI) launched the MyJSSI Mobile App for clients with Apple or Android devices. It streamlines the process for submitting monthly hours and allows customers to manage contracts, make payments and update contact information from their mobile devices. MyJSSI also allows JSSI to push notifications to its customers. New features include an intuitive navigational design, a program-selection tool that provides specific program information by aircraft type, Google map integration, interactive media and a FAQ section.
Sabreliner’s board of directors has announced the appointment of Susan Aselage as president. Aselage additionally serves as vice chairman and vice president, secretary and assistant treasurer. She has been with Sabreliner since its inception in 1983, and was the company’s second employee. Before her appointment as president, her responsibilities included managing the corporation’s risk-insurance program and maintenance of all corporate records.
The current state of the global FBO sector is fairly easy to summarize: growth uncertainty, tight margins and blocked opportunities present challenges. Outside the Americas, Europe remains at best flat in terms of traffic volumes, while markets such as Asia and Africa continue to see strong growth. The Middle East is somewhere in the middle.
Despite two previous rejections by lawmakers of the $100-per-flight user fee proposed by President Obama, the White House once again has called for the unpopular levy to be included in the Fiscal Year 2014 budget, which was released on April 10.
While pre-owned business aircraft inventories continue to drop from 2009 highs, the overall market remains mixed, according to data released yesterday by Amstat. “The data reflects the current fragmented nature of this market,” said Amstat executive vice president Tom Benson. “On a quarter-by-quarter basis, it is difficult to apply broad statements on performance across the market as a whole.”