Things to Consider When Getting Financing for a Private Aircraft

Financing is an important aspect of the process of acquiring a private aircraft, because it has a significant impact on the overall cost of ownership. Before you start searching for a lender, it is essential that you know exactly what kind of aircraft loan is most suitable for you. Here are some questions that can [...]

How to Get Better Aircraft Insurance Rates

Aircraft insurance is a necessary expense, and it makes up a significant portion of the total cost of owning an aircraft. The amount of premium you pay can vary greatly, mainly depending on what type of aircraft you own and how much risk the insurer has to take. Whether you are expected to pay a [...]

Is Your Fractional Jet Service Provider Charging Too Much for Fuel Surcharges?

It is not uncommon to find errors in fuel surcharges on private jet invoices, and these errors can set you back hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Since fuel prices fluctuate constantly, it can be difficult for you to know whether the fuel surcharges for your fractional jet share are accurate. You can find out [...]

Tips for Purchasing Airport Ground Equipment Online

Whether you are running an FBO or airport, you need to have the necessary equipment to provide efficient and safe ground support. Certain types of airport ground support equipment and supplies can be very costly, and they can affect the profitability of your airport or FBO significantly. One way to cut down on your expenses [...]

Stockton Airport Breaks Record for Passengers Again

The Modesto Bee reported November 26 that Stockton Metropolitan Airport has experienced another big increase in passengers. The month of October saw an increase of about 50 % over last year. The increased ridership is due in part to an adding of flights to Palm Springs that are very popular. It’s easy to see why [...]

CEBA Promote Business use of Aircraft in Central and Eastern Europe

CEBA is having an expo in Prague this year on December first and second. The expo will bring many general aviation companies together along with the CEO of the European Business Aviation Association. There will be discussions of how business use of aircraft can help the countries in this area of Europe and their economies.

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Jet Blue Has Issues with Weather

When the freak October snowstorm hit the northeast JetBlue had five flights diverted to Hartford and there are stories that the planes were on the tarmac longer than three hours. Ironically the regulation that allows for no more than a three hour wait on a tarmac was imposed on all carriers after a similar incident [...]

Some Tax Benefits for Aircraft Purchases are Being Reduced

For anyone considering purchasing an airplane in the near future, the time is now. The tax incentives that have helped the aircraft manufacturing and sales companies are being reduced after December 31, 2011. There was a 100% depreciation being offered up to that day but it will be reduced to 50% in 2012. You are [...]

Third Quarter Profits Hurt by Fuel Costs

The major airlines have released their third quarter profits and it’s not a pretty sight. Southwest Airlines had a fuel related loss as its fuel hedge portfolio took a hit. Delta, also based in Texas, had just fuel cost related pressure on its profits. The US Airways group reported a revenue increase of .3 billion, [...]

Senators Petition the EPA to Hold Off on Banning Leaded Avgas

A bi partisan group of 27 senators have sent a letter to the EPA and FAA concerning the planned banning of leaded avgas used in the general aviation industry. Leaded avgas fuels piston driven planes used for crop dusting, mail and medical supply delivery to remote areas in Alaska and other states. The letter acknowledges [...]