Taxicab

December 6, 2012 - 2:14pm

The Brazilian Association of Air Taxis (ABTaer) has protested what it describes as the illegal use of helicopters for passenger shuttle purposes during the Formula 1 World Championship auto race in São Paulo in November.

August 12, 2010 - 11:25am

Despite the littered road of failed very light jet air-taxi firms, Linear Air said it has been able to make the model work and has even eked out a profit during one of the worst recessions since the Great Depression. The Concord, Mass.-based company said its revenues in the first half increased to nearly $1 million with its four Eclipse 500s, doubling the results from the first half of last year.

October 29, 2009 - 5:38am

Greenville, S.C.-based Cirrus SR22 air taxi firm SATSair “temporarily” shut down operations on October 23 “due to circumstances,” according to a recording on the company’s voicemail. The company has not said when service will restart.

May 6, 2009 - 6:53am

Business aviation is set to recover from its downturn this year, according to a company that spends much of its time monitoring traffic at the London-area airports.
First Class Cars (Booth No. 792) achieved a 30-percent increase in its business aviation-related ground transportation operations during 2008 (with more than 9,000 separate trips) and is projecting a further 20 percent growth this year.

October 27, 2008 - 11:38am

Air-taxi operators employing technically advanced aircraft (TAA) and very light jets (VLJs) are upbeat about their futures, even in the face of DayJet’s demise. Speaking at a TAA/VLJ Air Taxi conference during the NBAA Convention last month, Air Taxi Association president Joe Leader said that worldwide demand is increasing for air taxis, which he defined as “more affordable on-demand transportation” than traditional aircraft charter.

October 14, 2008 - 12:16pm

Air-taxi operators employing technically advanced aircraft (TAA) and very light jets (VLJs) are upbeat about their futures, even in the face of DayJet’s demise just last month.

April 9, 2008 - 7:32am

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has effectively delayed by at least 60 days compliance with its security requirements for air-taxi aircraft with an mtow of 12,500 lb or more. The TSA said it would release a standard security program (SSP) shortly after June 24, the effective date of the new rule, with a provision for a 30-day comment period.

February 26, 2008 - 6:40am

As more very light jets are delivered, a clearer picture emerges of how VLJ air-taxi firms throughout the world will operate these new small jets. While U.S.-based DayJet and Earthjet are using an on-demand, per-seat model, the majority of

January 7, 2008 - 10:49am

Effective January 1, newly manufactured European-registered airplanes in air-taxi and other commercial operations and having an mtow of at least 12,500 lb or more than nine passenger seats (but fewer than 30) must be equipped with class-A terrain awareness and warning systems (TAWS). A requirement for TAWS retrofits on like aircraft manufactured before January 1 doesn’t go into effect until Jan. 1, 2005.

January 7, 2008 - 10:48am

Effective January 1, newly manufactured European-registered airplanes in air-taxi and other commercial operations and having an mtow of at least 12,500 lb or more than nine passenger seats (but fewer than 30) must be equipped with class-A terrain awareness and warning systems (TAWS). A requirement for TAWS retrofits on like aircraft manufactured before January 1 doesn’t go into effect until Jan. 1, 2005.

 
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