UTICA, NY – JETNET LLC, the world leader in aviation market intelligence, is now offering their new Commercial Airliner fleet subscription service, also know as “Big Planes”. JETNET Commercial Airliner will complement their business aircraft and helicopter subscription services, bringing together the “complete trio” of aviation fleet information.
Since acquiring Aviation Data Services, Inc. (AvData) in 2004, JETNET has continued to research worldwide commercial airline fleet data. AvData had its beginnings in October 1966 in Wichita, Kansas, and was one of the early pioneers that started the capture, analysis and dissemination of aviation fleet information and intelligence through the use of a worldwide reporting system.
“We are very pleased to present our “Big Planes” service to the worldwide commercial aviation marketplace,” said Vincent Esposito, JETNET President. “That includes widebody (twin aisle), narrowbody (single aisle), freighter and regional (under 100 seat) jet airliners, along with commuter turboprops.”
Since 2004 the commercial airline fleet data has been maintained under an annual single-source contract services agreement. JETNET is now offering the airliner aircraft fleet data through its real-time internet-accessed Evolution program, combined with both business aircraft and helicopters. The total fleet is comprised of nearly 100,000 in-operation airframes, 35,000 of which are airliners.
JETNET’s services meet and exceed the industry’s requirements to provide timely, accurate data and information on these dynamic fleets, a critical service for aircraft professionals. The company routinely assists its clients, whether airframe manufacturers, maintenance and repair shops or financial institutions with special studies. These include services such as market analysis, product and business plan evaluation, fleet aging and ownership trends, and market projections.
Current JETNET clients include major airframe and powerplant manufacturers, service and maintenance organizations, aircraft finance and leasing companies, and dealers and brokers. JETNET is a resource employed by various aviation regulatory agencies throughout the world, and many others who require data on these aircraft populations. They are also regularly cited by trade and national media outlets.
The ways in which JETNET can assist you and your organization are virtually limitless”, said Lucia Frontera, JETNET’s Director of Market Research. “We recognize that each client has a unique set of requirements. What they share is the need for timely, accurate, complete fleet information, backed by the best aviation research organization in the world.”
The heart of JETNET’s market research is their 45
person multilingual research team in Utica, NY, actively calling aircraft operators in order to maintain real-time updates to JETNET’s nearly 100,000 aircraft database.
For more than 20 years, JETNET has delivered the most comprehensive and reliable business and commercial aircraft research to its exclusive clientele of aviation professionals worldwide. In 2004, JETNET acquired Aviation Data Services, Inc. (AvData), founded in October 1966. JETNET is the ultimate source for fleet and marketplace information and intelligence. The company offers services for aviation professionals over the full spectrum of business and commercial aviation, including business jets and turboprops; fixed wing and helicopter aircraft; and commercial airliners; as well as management and networking tools for business aviation professionals and executives. Headquartered in its state-of-the-art facility in Utica, NY, JETNET provides multichannel access to real-time, userfriendly, comprehensive aircraft data.
For more information on JETNET Commercial Airliner, log on to www.jetnet.com or contact Michael Chase, JETNET Director, Special Projects at 214-226-9882 or [email protected]. For more information on JETNET LLC log on to jetnet.com or contact Paul Cardarelli, JETNET Director of Sales and Marketing, at 800-553-8638 (USA) or [email protected] or International inquiries, contact Karim Derbala, JETNET Exclusive Agent, EMEA, at 220.127.116.11.7056 or [email protected]
New business unit Jetcraft Asia to best serve clients by blending industry expertise with regional market knowledge
RALEIGH, NC, Feb. 28, 2012 – Jetcraft Corporation, a provider of business aircraft sales, acquisitions, trading and brokerage services, today announced the opening of a new office in Hong Kong, China, under the Jetcraft Asia banner.
“We believe that this is the right time to establish a permanent presence in Asia,” says Chad Anderson, President, Jetcraft Corporation. “While we have been active in the region for years, we have done so without a formal presence. Based on the projected growth of the Asian – and particularly the Chinese – market, we are now directly serving the region. By blending our proven approach to business aircraft sales with a team of Hong Kong-based industry professionals, we believe that Jetcraft Asia will offer buyers and sellers superior market intelligence and an in-depth understanding of regional business and regulatory issues. Speaking for the entire Jetcraft team, we are very excited about this latest step in our company’s growth and evolution,” adds Mr. Anderson.
“From our new office in Hong Kong, we will be able to best represent client interests in Asia,” continues Jahid Fazal-Karim, Co-Owner and Board Member, Jetcraft Corporation. “Traditionally, the Asian market has favored new business aircraft. However, we predict a growing market for pre-owned aircraft, particularly in China, within the next five years. Locally-registered aircraft are likely to remain in China since transferring registration in-country is generally simpler than importing and registering aircraft. Given Jetcraft’s commitment to offer comprehensive services in multiple markets with consistent quality, establishing a permanent presence in Asia was the next logical step for us. Jetcraft Asia will leverage regional market knowledge and our proven approach to remarketing aircraft in order to tailor solutions for our clients globally, both within the region and from elsewhere – whether selling into or buying from Asia,” concludes Mr. Fazal-Karim.
For more information or to contact the Jetcraft Asia team, please visit https://jetcraft.com/company/international-operations/
About Jetcraft Corporation
Jetcraft Corporation is an international leader in new and pre-owned business aircraft sales, acquisitions and trades. Headquartered in Raleigh, NC, Jetcraft has sales offices/representation in five US cities; Basel and Zurich, Switzerland; Dubai, UAE, Moscow, Russia and Hong Kong, China. The company’s 50-year-plus track record in aircraft transactions has earned it a world class customer base and one of the strongest global networks in the industry. Jetcraft Avionics LLC, a subsidiary of Jetcraft Corporation, provides distribution of Enhanced Flight Vision Systems (EFVS) for aftermarket business and wide body aircraft using Elbit-Kollsman’s state-of-the-art EVS-II and AT-HUD. For more information, please visit www.jetcraft.com.
MERIDIAN FOUNDER CELEBRATES MILESTONES
Teterboro, NJ, December 20, 2011 – J. Kenneth Forester, an early pioneer of private aviation services at Teterboro Airport (TEB) in New Jersey, celebrated his 90th birthday on December 1, 2011. Coincidently, this milestone year also marks the 65th anniversary of his arrival at TEB, the place where Mr. Forester first began his legacy in aviation.
Forester started his aviation career in 1941 when he volunteered for the U.S. Army Air Force (USAAF) two weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Shortly after graduating from P-38 school in 1943, he was selected for test pilot duty. From 1943 to 1946, he flew most types of US military aircraft, including fighters, bombers, and transports. Of special interest, he flew the first American-made jet (P-59 Airacomet), and the first fighter jet used operationally by the USAAF (P-80 Shooting Star).
After Forester was discharged from service in 1946, he opened an executive hangar at Teterboro Airport, the first of several business endeavors at TEB that would evolve over the decades into today’s Meridian, a full service private aviation company. In 2002, Forester was honored with the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic award by the FAA, which recognizes aviation maintenance professionals with at least 50 years of experience. In 2008, he was inducted into the New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame in recognition of his many contributions to the aviation industry.
Today, Meridian is still family-owned and led by Forester’s son, Kenneth C. Forester, making Meridian the longest continuously operating aviation services company in the New York Metropolitan Area, and the last family-owned business at Teterboro Airport. The legacy of the Forester family is one of love of country and aviation. Following in his father’s footsteps, his son graduated from the USAF Academy and flew the F-102 Delta Dagger during the Vietnam War.
Meridian is a full-service, private aviation company based in Teterboro, NJ, located just minutes from New York City. The company has earned numerous industry awards and accolades for its outstanding service and state-of-the-art facility. Meridian owns and operates businesses that include Aircraft Management, Aircraft Maintenance, Air Charter, and a world-class Executive Terminal / FBO that was completed in 2006.
For more information, please visit our website at www.meridian.aero or call us at 201-288-5040.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 20, 2011
Cutter Aviation Completes STC for Aircell In-Flight WiFi System on Beechjet 400A / Hawker 400XP
Cutter Aviation Awarded Beechjet 400A and Hawker 400XP STC for High-Speed Wireless Internet Using Aircell Gogo Biz System.
PHOENIX, AZ. — Cutter Aviation is proud to announce the completion of the first Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for in-flight, high-speed wireless connectivity for the Beechjet 400A and Hawker 400XP family for Aircell Gogo Biz in-flight broadband. Cutter Aviation avionics engineers in Phoenix, AZ developed the STC in partnership with Aircell, a leader in in-flight connectivity solutions, utilizing the Aircell ATG 4000 and ATG 5000 systems for installation in the Beechjet airframe. The STC was awarded on December 19, 2011 after nearly a year of development and is now available for purchase and installation on all Beechjet 400A and Hawker 400XP light business jet aircraft.
“In-flight wireless internet access is no longer just an ‘extra’ for business aviation aircraft… it has become a requirement for peak in-flight productivity in the digital age” said David Lohmeyer, Director of R&D for Aircraft Avionics and Services at Cutter Aviation. “Beechjet and Hawker 400XP operators have been waiting for a light, cost-effective in-flight WiFi solution for their aircraft and Cutter Aviation stepped up to meet their needs with the Aircell STC package.”
With the Aircell in-flight WiFi STC by Cutter Aviation, Beechjet operators may now enjoy Internet access in the air just like what they find at home, in the office, or at public “hotspots” like their local coffee shop. Laptops, tablets and smartphones connect in-flight with ease just like a normal WiFi connection. In-flight users connect at speeds up to 3.1 megabites per second (mbps) and network coverage extends nationwide. Unlike the heavy and expensive equipment used in many first-generation in-flight phone and internet systems found on other aircraft, the equipment and antennas developed by Aircell are light and compact enough for easy installation on a light jet like the Beechjet and more affordable than ever.
Various monthly data packages through the Aircell Gogo
Biz provide internet access for a wide range of budgets, from basic connectivity through unlimited data plans.
With more than 10,000 systems shipped worldwide, Aircell is the undisputed leader in global airborne communications. Already flying on thousands of aircraft, Aircell’s voice, data and broadband systems are the choice of every major business aircraft manufacturer as well as the world’s largest airlines. Cutter Aviation is proud to be a dealer for Aircell throughout the Southwestern United States and a developer of new STC solutions using Aircell technology.
For more information on Aircell In-Flight WiFi systems on the Beechjet 400A and Hawker 400XP by Cutter Aviation, please visit https://www.cutteraviation.com/BeechjetWiFi or contact Cutter Aviation Avionics at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) at 602-267-4070.
About Cutter Aviation
Founded in 1928 by William P. Cutter, Cutter Aviation is a full-service aviation company, offering aircraft fuel/line services, maintenance and avionics solutions, aircraft charter and aircraft sales and management. Cutter Aviation operates from eight major airports in five states within the Southwestern United States including: Arizona (Phoenix-Deer Valley and Phoenix-Sky Harbor), New Mexico (Albuquerque), Colorado (Colorado Springs), California (Carlsbad) and Texas (Dallas-McKinney, El Paso and San Antonio). The company is a member of the Pinnacle Air Network, National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), and the National Air Transportation Association (NATA). Cutter Aviation is the oldest continuously family-owned and operated FBO (Fixed Base Operator) in the United States with over 83 years of serving the General & Business Aviation industry. For more information about Cutter Aviation, please visit www.cutteraviation.com.
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