Managing Aircraft in a Time of Change

“Aircraft owners with internet and apps on their phones want instant answers to questions they didn’t have before,” says Mike Moore, vice president of aviation sales at Meridian, which was established in 1946 and manages more than a score of business jets from its Teterboro, New Jersey headquarters. At Executive Jet Management (EJM), a subsidiary…

JetNet: Market for Supersonic Bizjets Sizable, Growing

There is a “sizable and growing market” for supersonic business jets (SSBJs), according to market research data presented by JetNet iQ managing director Rollie Vincent this week at the NBAA Business Aircraft Finance, Registration, and Legal Conference in Fort Myers, Florida. “Each time we analyze this market segment, customer interest and overall demand have increased.…

New perishables air cargo delivery certification scheme

A NEW air cargo industry-wide certification process covering the shipment of pharmaceuticals and perishables across the world will raise standards in the way they are transported, insists the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The association has launched its Centre for Excellence for Perishable Logistics (CEIV Fresh), which is based on IATA’s Perishable Cargo Regulations (PCRs),…

Rolls-Royce claims ‘imminent’ approval

The first Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 production engine has been dispatched to the Airbus facility in Toulouse, in readiness to power Airbus’s latest aircraft, the A330neo, into service. TAP Portugal, the A330neo launch operator, is currently displaying the first aircraft at Farnborough International Airshow. Formal certification of the engine will also follow imminently, making the Trent…

Qatar Airways places US$1.7bn

Boeing and Qatar Airways have finalised an order for five 777 Freighters at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow. The deal, valued at $1.7 billion at current list prices, was announced as a commitment in April. The announcement was attended by the Qatar minister of finance and Qatar Airways chairman, Ali Shareef Al Emadi. “I am…