General aviation

September 30, 2009 - 6:42am

The new Russian Business Aviation Association (RusBAA) has confirmed that the exceptional growth the country’s emerging business aircraft sector achieved in the past few years has been quickly rolled back to 2006 traffic levels as the global downturn has gripped the Russian economy.

September 29, 2009 - 4:09am
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Alliance for Aviation Across America, a Washington, D.C.-based general aviation advocacy organization, has released an economic impact study detailing general aviation’s value across the nation.

September 17, 2009 - 11:13am

Responding to a story in this morning’s issue of USA Today, and a companion video news segment on NBC’s Today show, NBAA said the “big news outlets and the big airlines took a gratuitous and uninformed slap at general aviation.” In short, the publish

May 12, 2009 - 1:01pm

These are the hardest times the global business aviation community has ever faced, the industry was told by its leadership at yesterday’s opening general session of the EBACE show. Just as companies struggle to stay afloat in the treacherous undercurrents whipped up by a financial crisis of historic proportions, they are having to avoid being dragged down by the unwelcome weight of a new wave of regulatory requirements.

April 30, 2009 - 7:17am

Although the downturn in the economy has dampened the near-term prospects for the general aviation industry, demand for business aviation will expand over the long term, according to the most recent forecast from the FAA, which anticipates a growing U.S. and world economy.

February 12, 2009 - 10:03am

Testifying before Congress yesterday during a hearing on FAA reauthorization, NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen directly challenged those who have recently questioned the value of business aviation or mischaracterized the use of business aircraft.

December 1, 2008 - 5:27am

Macquarie Infrastructure, which owns the 64-base Atlantic Aviation FBO chain, reported that its airport services business achieved “year-over-year growth in gross profit…driven by acquisitions concluded in 2007 and 2008.” Although industry reports showed that general aviation movements have dropped by 9 percent or more through the first nine months of this year, airports where Atlantic operates have seen movements decline by less than 6 percen

November 3, 2008 - 6:07am

The European helicopter safety team (Ehest) released the preliminary results of the first European-wide helicopter accident study on October 13, during a conference in Cascais, Portugal. The Ehest is now transitioning from analysis to the development of an action plan. Ultimately, the goal is to reduce the helicopter accident rate by 80 percent by 2016, consistent with the goals of the international helicopter safety team (IHST).

October 31, 2008 - 11:08am

Since the Transportation Security Administration released its plans for a Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP), business aviation providers and pilots have reacted swiftly and vociferously. Reaction to the proposed regulation runs the gamut from strident opposition to resigned acceptance for what operators view as unwarranted governmental meddling in the functioning of the industry.

October 27, 2008 - 11:27am

There is an old joke in Brazil that this largest of Latin American nations “is a country of the future, and always will be.” But things have a way of changing.

 
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