July 18, 2010 - 12:06am

Pressure to reduce costs is the top priority facing aerospace executives, according to a new survey by global management consultancy Accenture. As a result, companies will be forced to increase the use of external engineering services over the next three years, it finds.

July 16, 2010 - 1:10am

Let’s face it: the aerospace and defense industries do not have good track records when it comes to keeping new product developments on-time and on-budget. And, like many other industries, they suffer from the habitual problems of inefficiencies throughout the sales, production and customer-support chains. Throw in the added pressures of squeezed income levels and rising costs and you have the makings of a major management headache.

May 7, 2010 - 7:43am

Leadership and management skills are crucial in today’s maintenance sector, and speakers at this year’s NBAA Maintenance Management Conference (MMC) underscored that point. 

February 17, 2010 - 8:24am announced reporting enhancements that capture performance metrics for flight departments. The company’s online system can track three broad categories of non-financial metrics–aircraft utilization, passenger data and strategic alignment. With these metrics, flight departments can better understand the utilization of the corporate aircraft while evaluating
the operation’s efficiency.

October 28, 2009 - 10:43am

At a time when some see business aviation as an unnecessary extravagance, a new study sponsored by NBAA, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association and others has concluded that over a broad range of uses, business aircraft can materially benefit shareholders.

September 30, 2009 - 7:36am

Air-charter broker and consulting service Aero Resources added a new program for outsourced scheduling and dispatching. The program is designed for Part 91 flight departments that need a contract scheduler/dispatcher but don’t want the expense of a full-time employee.

September 24, 2009 - 11:37am

NBAA and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today welcomed the release of a new study that indicates companies using business aviation outperform those without aircraft.

June 17, 2009 - 9:18am

Managing aircraft programs is a complex process that should not be underestimated. This is one of the clearest messages to have emerged in recent years and is evidenced when one considers  the 787 supplier issues, A380 wiring problems and A400M delays. It costs the industry vast sums of time and money.

June 15, 2009 - 4:26am

Global parts supplier STAG (Specialist Technologies Aerospace Group) is on hand at the Paris Air Show (Hall 2B  Stand E101) to explain its supply chain optimization program. The UK-based company, which has SpecTech divisions in the U.S.

May 6, 2009 - 6:20am

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) has reorganized its management team following departure last month of CEO Eric Mandemaker. The Brussels-based organization announced on April 2 that he had left the organization “with immediate effect by mutual consent.”