Gulfstream Launches Preowned Aircraft Sales App, Restrictions And Competition Squeezing Business Aviation In Brazil and MORE

Restrictions And Competition Squeezing Business Aviation In Brazil

Brazilian business aviation faces a squeeze between official restrictions and unofficial competition, vying with airline traffic for limited slots at the country’s major airports and with illegal “pirate” air taxi services for customers. Hosting the World Cup soccer tournament at 12 host cities around the country in June and July served as a stress test of the country’s aviation infrastructure. Although no major problems occurred, many, including industry group ABAG, feel that business aviation was sacrificed for that apparent success–and that this does not bode well.

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Bob Hoover, Bill de Decker To Receive NBAA Lifetime Achievement Awards

NBAA will award Robert “Bob” Hoover and R.W.“Bill” de Decker with its Meritorious Service to Aviation Award and John P. “Jack” Doswell Award, respectively. The awards, among the highest ones given by the association, will be presented in October at the 2014 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Orlando, Fla.

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Lightweight Hartzell Scimitar Blades Hush Piaggio Avanti EVO

Hartzell Propeller will supply new lightweight propellers to Piaggio Aero Industries for its third-generation Avanti twin turboprop–the Avanti EVO. For the EVO, Hartzell worked with Piaggio to develop highly swept, wide-chord aluminum alloy propellers that, when combined with changes to the nacelle and engine exhaust geometry, reduce external noise by five dBA, a 68-percent improvement.

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Gulfstream Launches Preowned Aircraft Sales App

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. recently launched a new app that allows customers to explore the company’s pre-owned aircraft inventory on their mobile devices.

The Gulfstream Preowned Aircraft Sales app offers customers real-time inventory listings with high-quality photography and detailed aircraft information, including total flight hours and landings, the aircraft’s entry-into-service date and pricing. Push notifications alert customers when a listing changes status.

Gulfstream preowned inventory goes mobile

“This easy-to-use mobile platform combines technology with superior service,” said Jim Ross, vice president, Preowned Aircraft Sales, Gulfstream. “With one touch, customers can access information on any preowned aircraft available in Gulfstream’s inventory, at any time, from anywhere.”

In addition to real-time listings, the app also includes a section that allows interested buyers to request more information about a particular aircraft.

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Gulfstream tweet about preowned aircraft inventory IOS App:

NBAA: Know the Facts About Business Aircraft Taxes in Texas

State and local taxing authorities across Texas have focused on the aviation industry as a potential source of tax revenue. Looking at the numbers, it’s no surprise why: the aviation industry in the Lone Star State generates billions of dollars annually as measured by gross domestic product – a record $8.4 billion in 2011 – and ranks first in the nation for total direct air transportation sector jobs, with more than 153,000, according to the 2014 The Texas Aerospace & Aviation Industry report from the office of the Governor, Economic Development and Tourism Business Research. Further, according to FAA records, more than 29,000 aircraft are registered in the Lone Star State, second only to California.

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