Third-quarter pre-tax earnings at Berkshire Hathaway’s “other services” division, which includes FlightSafety International and NetJets, climbed 15 percent, to $281 million, from a year ago thanks to stronger demand for pilot training at FlightSafety and higher revenues at fractional provider NetJets.
A hearing with the UK’s Central Arbitration Committee over the representation of pilots at NetJets Europe scheduled for last Friday was postponed after both sides agreed to hammer out an agreement on their own.
Traffic is growing at the UK’s Cambridge Airport following a rebranding and change of management at the start of 2011. The privately owned facility has come to the NBAA show (Booth No. N1622) to encourage more North American operators to try out the convenient access it gives to large parts of southern and eastern England.
NetJets lost some of its creative energy in July when Marquis Jet founder and former CEO Kenny Dichter resigned as vice chairman of the company.
Britain’s Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has said that it will not continue to investigate a complaint made against NetJets Europe because it has insufficient resources to do so.
More than four years after some French executive charter operators began voicing concerns about the legality of NetJets Europe’s operations in that country, the trial of the fractional ownership ope
Signature Flight Support and NetJets signed a long-term lease that will provide the fractional operator with a dedicated, private terminal at Palm Beach International Airport (PBI). The project, slated for completion in early 2013, will include a 10,000-sq-ft terminal as well as approximately six acres of paved ramp, aircraft movement and car parking areas.
NetJets, the Berkshire Hathaway-owned fractional-share operator, completed a purchase agreement early last month for up to 120 new Bombardier Globals, a deal worth $6.7 billion if all aircraft options are taken. Notably, this is NetJets’ first order for Bombardier business jets; previous large-cabin acquisitions by the fractional provider have been for Gulfstreams and Falcons.
Yesterday’s announcement that NetJets chairman and CEO David Sokol resigned from his post at that company and two other Berkshire Hathaway-owned firms took the aviation industry, Wall Street and just about everyone else by surprise. Sokol notably turned NetJets around, yet his elimination of redundant aircraft and personnel at the top from the fractional-jet provider was not without its critics.