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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
Increases in cost of jet fuel, the need for greater security and necessary building upgrades can all add a substantial amount to the operational costs of an airport. In order to secure loyal customers and repeat business airports need to keep their ticket prices at or below the level of the competition though.
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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced that a grant of approximately four million dollars will be divided among 18 airports in the state. The selected airports will use the grant money for a variety of different necessary repairs and upgrades. Some airports will focus on energy efficient upgrades that will help reduce operational costs [...]