Aviation Industry Press Releases

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AMSTAT releases latest Business Aircraft Resale Market Update Report showing Heavy Jets as the best performing market segment in 2016 Tinton Falls, NJ – January 20, 2017: According to AMSTAT, the number of Resale Retail Transactions for Heavy Business Jets rose 9.3% higher in 2016 than for 2015. Light Jets also saw a modest year‐over‐year improvement of 1.7%. These segments bucked the trend in Business Jets in general, which saw the overall Resale Retail Transaction count contract just slightly by 1.1% versus 2015. The...
NBAA: Government Works to Accommodate Business Aviation at PBI During Presidential Visits Washington, DC, Jan. 19, 2017 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today recognized the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and U.S. Secret Service, and other local, state and federal agencies, for their efforts to accommodate business aircraft access to Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) during presidential temporary...
NBAA Mourns the Passing of Astronaut, Aviation Advocate Gene Cernan Washington, DC, Jan. 17, 2017 – National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen today reflected on the passing of Eugene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, a frequent participant in NBAA events and programs and a long-standing advocate for business aviation. “Gene Cernan is an American legend whose life will long be a source of inspiration,”...
Embraer Signs Order with Widerøe for up to 15 E2 Aircraft Dublin, Ireland, January 16, 2017 – Embraer has signed a contract with Widerøe, the largest regional airline in Scandinavia, for up to 15 E2 family jets. The contract consists of three firm orders for the E190-E2 and purchase rights for 12 further E2 family aircraft. This flexible mix of purchase rights for E175-E2, E190-E2, and E195-E2 will give Widerøe the...
HAI Seeks Members for Newly Established Membership Committee At its Fall 2016 meeting, the HAI Board of Directors unanimously approved the formation of a new HAI Membership Committee. This new committee will have the opportunity to contribute to the development and implementation of HAI’s strategic direction to recruit, retain, and engage members and will assist in making recommendations on other membership-related issues to the HAI Board of...
Call for Nominations – 2016 NATA Industry Excellence Awards Washington, DC, January 12, 2017 – The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) announces a call for nominations to acknowledge the individuals, offices, and organizations demonstrating excellence in their fields and the highest levels of customer service to the general aviation community. Each year, NATA presents awards to the exceptional individuals and companies that have...
JBA Aviation Names Jon Taylor as New President January 12, 2017 – Houston, Texas – JB&A Aviation (JBA), a leading full-service aircraft brokerage firm, has announced the appointment of Jon Taylor to President of JBA Aviation, Inc. Formerly the Vice President at JBA, Mr. Taylor will begin his new role as Jerry Smith becomes Chairman Emeritus after leading the company as President since 1997. A graduate of Texas A&M...
NATA Now Accepting Applications for the 2017 AMT Employer Award Program Washington, DC, January 11, 2017 – The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is pleased to announce that applications for the 2017 Aviation Maintenance Technician Employer Award Program will be accepted through March 24, 2017. This award program is designed to recognize companies that employ aviation maintenance technicians (AMT) and encourage and support AMT training. The...
U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Flytenow Case Washington, DC, January 10, 2017 – Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case requested by attorneys representing the online application Flytenow to overturn lower court decisions in support of the FAA’s legal interpretation that pilots using its online flight-sharing website are likely in violation of the agency’s common carriage requirements. The following is...
Aymie Thornton Named 2017 S&D Outstanding Achievement & Leadership Award Winner Washington, DC, Jan. 11, 2017 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) will present longtime Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Committee volunteer Aymie Thornton with the Schedulers & Dispatchers Outstanding Achievement & Leadership Award at the 2017 Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference (SDC2017), set for Feb. 7-10 in Fort Worth, TX. Created in 2008...