Executive AirShare bumps pilot pay to curb attrition

Mitchel said attracting new and retaining current pilots is important for the company in the background of a broader pilot shortage. Although Executive AirShare doesn’t compete with major airlines for pilots, it does with other corporate aircraft operators as well as regional airlines. Full Article

Dreamline Aviation Adds the HondaJet to its West Coast Charter Fleet

Dreamline Aviation has expanded its charter fleet with the addition of a new HondaJet (HA 420). Dreamline thus becomes the first West Coast operator to offer the unique and ultra-modern HondaJet for air charter service. Dreamline President, Mark L. Schmaltz, commented, “With its super-quiet and spacious seating for 4 passengers, the HondaJet has redefined the light jet experience. This is the...

Desert Jet Continues Growth at Palm Springs

Leading business aviation services company Desert Jet reports a remarkable year-over-year growth in 2017 to its charter, FBO and maintenance businesses, with revenues increasing 100%. Desert Jet added four new aircraft to its charter fleet last year – including three super-mid-sized jets – and saw an upsurge reflecting 40% increase in charter flight hours and 62% increase in charter revenue. Desert...

Gary Jet Center Opens Avionics Shop

Gary Jet Center (GJC) is proud to announce the addition of avionics services within their Part 145 FAA Maintenance Repair Station. To meet the growing customer demand for expanded maintenance services, GJC put together an avionics team headed by Victor Gonzales, and secured a dealership with Garmin to provide the most comprehensive list of avionics solutions. Gary Jet Center Victor...

New Flight Charters Announces Strong 2017 Results

New Flight Charters, a nationwide leader in private jet charter, announced a 12.5% year-over-year increase for 2017.  The company, celebrating its 14th Anniversary and named as an Inc. 5000 fastest growing U.S. company four different years, is experiencing consistent growth in jet charter demand. Averaging 13.5% annual growth since 2004, New Flight Charters continues to gain popularity with private...

Private Jet Card Comparisons Releases 2018 Analysis

Private Jet Card Comparisons, the only independent buyer’s guide to private jet membership card programs, announces the release of its 2018 analysis, which has been expanded to include more than 250 programs for private fliers to choose from. Recently referred to as “a modern-day online Kelley Blue Book for private jet cards,” by Barron’s, Private Jet Card Comparisons’...

FAA Issues Emergency Order of Revocation Against TapJets, Inc

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued an Emergency Order of Revocation against TapJets, Inc. of Spring, Texas and Fargo, North Dakota, for allegedly conducting passenger-carrying flights using unqualified pilots and operating unauthorized aircraft.The FAA alleges that between Sept. 28, 2016 and Jan. 22, 2017, TapJets operated 10 passenger-carrying...

Charter Pilot Finds Success With Start-up Drone Business

“A lot of guys are old school — get on the ladder, look at the roof, walk on the roof. We want to show them you don’t necessarily have to do that anymore. I can fly over a house, scan it, and it’ll tell me what the useful life is remaining on the roof. It’ll give me exact dimensions on the size of the roof, and if someone wants a quote on how much it’s going to cost me to get the roof...