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In this Issue - October 2016

The October 2016 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

 

ATTRACTING BUSINESS AVIATION: How can commercial airports successfully integrate business aviation into their operations to increase revenues?

 

S&D TRAINING: What makes a successful business aviation scheduler and dispatcher?

 

BREXIT: As the UK prepares to leave the European Union, Business Airport International asks, what could the business aviation sector look like in a post-Brexit era?

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In this Issue - April 2016

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UAVs: Regulators are working toward the safe integration of unmanned aerial vehicles into commercial airspace. What does this mean for business aviation operations?

SECURITY: The business aviation industry must take a proactive approach to security to ensure it doesn’t become a sitting target for terrorists

CAN INTERVIEW: Corporate Angel Network is saving the lives of thousands of cancer patients across the USA. Peter H Fleiss, executive director emeritus, tells BAI more about the charity

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In this Issue - January 2016

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INDUSTRY PREDICTIONS: Five leading consultants share their predictions for what the next five years hold for the business aviation industry

HELIPORTS: Incorporating helicopter shuttle services into your operations can increase traffic and improve customer satisfaction

PART-NCC: Part-NCC regulations are set to transform the safety of the industry and operators will need to have all the right components in place by August to ensure they comply

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In this Issue - October 2015

The July 2015 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

CABOTAGE: Cabotage rules are notoriously complex and interpretations can vary widely around the world. Would a one-size-fits-all regulation help to reduce misunderstandings for charter operators?

AIRSHOWS: Following the tragic events at the Shoreham Airshow in southern England on August 22 this year, Business Airport International looks at the role that host airports and show planners have in minimizing the risk of such accidents

HANDLING LARGER JETS: The accelerating market for larger jets means FBOs have to expand their services to match

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In this Issue - July 2015

The July 2015 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

INTERCHANGE AGREEMENTS : Business Airport International examines the intricate workings of the timeshare scheme for private jets in the USA

FUEL SAFETY : Fuel is the lifeblood of aviation, and FBOs and ground handlers must ensure they adhere to strict safety standards to meet industry requirements

FLYING TO: MEXICO : Business jet operators planning a trip to Mexico must prepare carefully if they are to successfully accommodate the roles of the authorities and the military, as well as the many local nuances of the region’s airports

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In this Issue - April 2015

The April 2015 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

BRIBERY: All sectors of the business aviation industry need to understand the implications of tough new bribery legislation to ensure they stay on the right side of the law

NORDICS: Consisting of five countries, the Nordic region can be a complex destination for business aviation customers. Business Airport International examines the main considerations when planning a trip to the area

ADS-B: Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast is a new air traffic control system aimed at enhancing air safety, reducing flight times and improving the environmental performance of the global aviation industry. But what are the practical implications for business aviation?

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In this Issue - January 2015

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HUB OF ACTIVITY : Singapore’s status as an international hub for commercial aviation has long been established, and now the city-state is seeing a rising interest in business aviation activity

TIME TO CHANGE : John Enticknap and Ron Jackson explored the new FBO business model in their presentation at NBAA in October. What lessons can be learned?

ISLAND LIFE : The number of business jets flying into the Caribbean soars in the winter months, causing congestion in an otherwise peaceful environment. Business Airport International explores the main considerations when planning a trip to the islands

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In this Issue - October 2014

The October 2014 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

RENTER’S MARKET: An increase in aircraft ownership and a scarcity of land for development is fueling the growth of the hangar lease market in the USA

STAMP OF APPROVAL: The launch of the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling is bringing in better standards and business opportunities for the whole aviation community



CAPITAL GAINS:
A boom in the sale of highly priced properties is having a knock-on effect on the London business aviation scene

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In this Issue - July 2014

The July 2014 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

NOISE ABATEMENT: How can general aviation airports reduce aircraft noise and keep their neighbors happy? Business Airport International looks at four that are leading the way in creating a quieter airport environment

VIRTUAL FBOS: Business aviation in central and eastern Europe has seen unprecedented growth in recent years, calling for an increase in fixed base operators on the ground. But with building space at a premium, virtual FBOs are providing the perfect solution

INTERVIEW: With a career spanning over 60 years and 29 world speed records under his belt, Clay Lacy is one of the world’s most experienced aviation entrepreneurs. Business Airport International spoke with the veteran about his illustrious career and what the future holds

 

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In this Issue - April 2014

The April 2014 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

P-RNAV: P-RNAV is increasingly important in the world of commercial aviation, but how will it affect flight operations when it becomes a requirement in general aviation?

FBO DESIGN: The design of an FBO is key to creating the right atmosphere for clients as well as representing the brand in the best light. What are the main considerations for European FBOs when upgrading their facilities?

RELIGIOUS TRAVEL: Millions of people travel for religious purposes every year, especially in the Middle East. Business Airport International investigates the potential market for business aviation operators

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In this Issue - January 2014

The January 2014 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

AIRPORT PARTNERSHIPS: Airport sister partnerships and their non-binding nature are largely symbolic, and the real benefits are yet to be proved. However, a recent signing between two business airports on opposite sides of the Atlantic seems promising

FRACTIONAL OWNERSHIP: Shared ownership of executive jets has changed significantly in the past 30 years, with a wide variety of options now available to those wanting a piece of the action

EXPO PREVIEW: The must-attend exhibition for business aviation professionals around the globe

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In this Issue - October 2013

The October 2013 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

AIR PASSENGER DUTY: The UK government has set its sights on business aviation with the extension of Air Passenger Duty on April 1. Business Airport International explores its impact on the industry

US FOCUS: Ahead of NBAA in Las Vegas, Business Airport International talks to leading corporate fleet operators in the USA about the future of the industry and its associated challenges

CUSTOMER SERVICE: Providing a five-star customer service experience can set business aviation providers apart from their competitors. Business Airport International speaks to the experts 

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In this Issue - July 2013

The July 2013 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

VALUABLE LESSONS: The move toward evidence-based training scenarios for corporate pilots is gathering speed. Business Airport International analyzes the benefits of this approach

INDEPENDENCE DAY: Remaining an independent FBO or joining an established network or chain both offer a wealth of benefits and opportunities, but is one option superior? Business Airport International investigates

ONE FOR ALL: Seventeen years after the European Commission proposed the idea of transforming EU airspace, Business Airport International asks: Will we ever see a Single European Sky?

 

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In this Issue - April 2013

The April 2013 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

OCCUPATIONAL HAZARD: If you are shipping hazardous materials there are numerous rules and regulations to consider, and the key to getting it right lies with staff training

PLAY YOUR CARDS RIGHT: The business aviation industry is getting in on the loyalty scheme act. How can the sector and its operators benefit from such initiatives and do they really increase customer loyalty? BAI finds out

DEAL BREAKER: Will an internationally recognized standard help determine the good from the bad in the charter broker industry?

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In this Issue - January 2013

The January 2013 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

MARCH TO THE SAME BEAT: Piecing together a safety management system can be a daunting prospect, but once complete it will benefit the entire industry

ALL IN THE PREPARATION: ‘Expect the unexpected’ is the best advice for operators flying into Brazil’s busy airports, where it seems to be increasingly tricky to play by the rules

A GRAY AREA: The tyranny of illegal flights remains one of general aviation’s greatest challenges, but steps are being taken to tackle the problem

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In this Issue - October 2012

The October 2012 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

RISE TO THE OCCASION: More than 300 airshows are held globally every year, attracting around 10 million spectators. BAI takes a look at the main challenges these events present and how the shows can help promote business aviation

ALL IN THE DETAIL:  Part 129 certification is essential for any charter company wishing to fly to the USA. But how should a company go about achieving accreditation?

SOCIAL STANDING:  With high-net-worth individuals preferring the personal touch to mass communication, is social media a viable and financially worthwhile marketing tool for business aviation?

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In this Issue - July 2012

The July 2012 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

SETTING THE STANDARD: A new standard for aircraft handling will soon improve ease of operation and safety standards in business aviation

PLAY BY THE RULES: Russia’s business aviation sector is changing, but it is still essential to know the country’s pertinent rules and regulations before entering its airspace

RICH PICKINGS: How can FBOs and business airports best cash in on the sponsorship and advertising opportunities offered by the luxury goods sector?

 

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In this Issue - April 2012

The April 2012 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

 

FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED: The London Olympic Games is a major operational challenge for airports in and around the city, and planning ahead is essential if operators are to secure a flight in or out of a preferred airport

 

WHATEVER THE WEATHER: Increasingly powerful and intelligent technology is changing the way the aviation industry is able to predict weather patterns

 

COUNTING THE COSTS: Aircraft tax is a complex subject, with rules differing greatly from country to country. BAI takes a closer look at some of the tax issues that need to be considered when buying and registering an aircraft

 

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In this Issue - January 2012

The January 2012 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

BUSINESS AIRPORT WORLD EXPO 2012 - SHOW PREVIEW: Business Airport World Expo will open its doors in February 2012 in Cannes, France, to showcase the industry's leading FBOs, business and general aviation airports, MROs, handling agents, and refueling companies from all over the world.

GREEN MACHINES: The European Union Emissions Trading System will take effect in 2012, but its planned introduction has been met with increasing opposition

CHARTER SURVEYING: As demand from charter firms for new aircraft increases, Business Airport International looks at the pros and cons of placing an aircraft on an FAA Part 135 commercial certificate

ALONG FOR THE RIDE: Equine air transportation is big business in the horse racing industry

 

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In this Issue - September 2011

The September 2011 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Show me the money: The financial crisis has changed the game for suppliers of business and executive jets.

Treasure islands: A new alliance in the Caribbean is helping to drive business aviation forward by strengthening the FBO offering in the region.

Flight planners: New technologies are having a major impact on current route and flight planning systems but the underlying data is still vital to all pilots

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In this Issue - May 2011

The May 2011 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Blades of glory: The rotary wing aircraft is becoming increasingly popular among the business community. Business Airport International takes a look at eight European heliports

French connections: Home to the busiest general aviation terminal in Europe, France is experiencing unprecedented growth in business travelers, leading to expansion within the terminals and FBO networks

Be prepared: One of the foundations of any successful business aviation organization should be its safety management system, but it seems there is a great deal of work to be done in this area

 

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In this Issue - March 2011

The March 2011 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Snow clearing: When snow and ice grind airports to a halt, everyone loses out. Those that have learned how to deal with it share their experiences

TAG Farnborough Airport: CEO Brandon O’Reilly discusses a second wave of development adding even more functionality at this dedicated business aviation airport

Flying with pets: What does business aviation offer for those who want to travel with their furry friends?

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In this Issue - January 2011

The January 2011 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Meet and greet: Increasing numbers are using their FBO as a destination for meetings and events

Executive decisions: How a former military airport is reinventing itself as a desirable Middle Eastern destination for business and VIP traffic

Fuel's gold: Although price is a huge deciding factor for operators in choosing a fuel provider, new technology is presenting a more complex picture

 

 

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In this Issue - September 2010

The September 2010 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Risky business: What can FBOs in North America do to keep their insurance premiums as low as possible?

Independent spirit: In the wake of the recent financial downturn, we take a look at how independent FBOs in the USA are faring

Food for thought: FBOs and charter companies are finding various ways to meet the challenge of inflight catering – in-house, outsourced and online

 

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In this Issue - May 2010

The May 2010 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Time to rest?: With business aviation flight time limits and rest rules being assessed on both sides of the Atlantic, it could be only a matter of time before all business airports have to invest seriously in crew rest facilities

Up for the cup: Airports across Poland and Ukraine are improving their facilities in preparation for fans, sponsors and officials arriving by private charter for the EURO 2012 tournament

Ordering borders: FBOs in Europe are trying lots of different ways to expedite customs and immigration – we talk to those leading the way

 

 

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In this Issue - Launch Issue

The launch issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

The Space Race: With Virgin Galactic's inaugural flight so close, is it such a giant leap to point-to-point space travel?

Back to the drawing board: Several of the UK's business aviation airports could benefit from expanding now to accommodate future demand, but the country's planning processes remain a major obstacle to development

Ahead of the game: With the FIFA World Cup being held in South Africa this year, we take a look at what the local airports receiving private charter aircraft are doing to gear up for the tournament


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