Marketing

December 2, 2011 - 2:25am

Realistic pricing is keeping the flow of pre-owned business aircraft inventory moving. But it’s a fragile process, and in some segments progress is glacial.
The good news for buyers: bargains still abound.

December 1, 2011 - 4:23pm

Pre-owned business aircraft inventories continued to decline in October, but asking prices–especially for jets–have yet to find a bottom, according to data released this week by industry research firm JetNet. Business jet inventory in October stood at 13.9 percent of the in-service fleet, down 1.3 percentage points from a year ago.

November 9, 2011 - 11:53am

To serve a growing base of international customers, Hawker Beechcraft continues to expand its global parts support network with new stocking locations as well as increased inventory, Rob Hood, general manager of inventory logistics and global distribution, told AIN. Current HB parts distribution locations include Dallas and London, with inventory stocking locations in Dubai and Singapore.

November 1, 2011 - 3:19pm

“While the pre-owned business aircraft market continues to show improvements, all indicators have been slow to recover in the first nine months of 2011,” industry research firm JetNet said in a market report released on Friday.

October 11, 2011 - 5:15am
Hawker 850XP aerial

A few years ago at the NBAA show we witnessed more than 1,000 Dow points melt away during the three-day convention. That was the beginning of the biggest downward trend that corporate jet sales had ever experienced, and the remnants of the price carnage that ensued are still with us.

October 10, 2011 - 2:40am

MRO and logistics software company Component Control (Booth No. C10533) is announcing the formal launch of its new Web Online RFQ parts and services search software here at NBAA.

October 10, 2011 - 12:40am

At approximately 3:30 p.m. today, executives from Shell Aviation will present a $5,000 donation check to the Corporate Angel Network (CAN) at Booth No. C10235. The amount represents the value of points donated by members of Shell’s AeroClass pilot loyalty program over the past year.

October 4, 2011 - 10:12am

Signature Flight Support launched a new program, dubbed Signature Select, that allows independent FBOs to use its same systems, service and safety standards, training, sales, marketing and purchasing power. Each member company maintains its independent brand with the addition of the Signature Select badge, Signature said.

October 3, 2011 - 2:16pm

Citing the “uncertain” economic recovery, Avantair has laid off about 20 employees, mostly at its FBOs that it owns and operates but also marketing staff in Cleveland, “to reduce costs and better position the company for its strategic future.” The company emphasized that “none of the reductions affects pilots or the safety, maintenance and service aspects of our operations.” As part of the move, Avantair has relocated

October 1, 2011 - 12:10am

While the pre-owned market has had to grind it out over the last couple of years to turn a deal, buyers have made a considerable dent in the number of choices since then, with 500 fewer aircraft available compared with the number of choices at the peak. As the industry heads into what is typically one of the most active periods of the year, the trend should continue.

 
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