Not so many years ago, the general public's image of propeller
aircraft appeared to be pushing turboprops out at the regionals.
Now, volatile fuel prices and slimmer operating margins have
regional airlines not only committing to their existing turboprop
fleets, but considering stretched versions with up to 100
Tradeshow Week recently announced that the NBAA Annual
Meeting & Convention rose to the fifth position in its rankings
of largest trade shows in the United States for 2008, which serves
as a testament to the 1.2 million jobs and the $150 billion that
the business aviation industry contributes...
Ryan Stone, CEO of air taxi operator Jetpool, LLC, reports that
they have taken delivery of their first Embraer Phenom 100 jet. The
company is therefore launching a 'Jetpool Shares' fractional
ownership program. "The Phenom 100's ultra-efficient design hits
the sweet spot of the average domestic business trip, 2-3 people
traveling about 500 miles, yet costs roughly 30% less to own and
operate than comparably sized jets," said Stone.
Doug Stewart Tells Aero-TV About Aero-Education's Newest Advocate
Regular readers of ANN are all too familiar with the recent turmoil that surrounded the National Association of Flight Instructors and the ultimate upheaval that produced a new organization... the Society of Aviation & Flight Educators. Former NAFI luminary Doug Stewart has accepted part of the leadership mantle as SAFE gets underway and it is that early, tenuous process that Doug agreed to discuss for this episode of Aero-TV. .