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A Fixed-Base Operator (FBO) is commonly thought of as services for private jets at an airport, but using operations instead is a better fit. FBO’s can range from a small VIP lounge within an airport terminal, to a large facility built specifically to offer services to not only crew and customers, but to also take care of the aircraft.
So, what does all this mean? What does it include? At J.A. Air Center, a lot.
The new J.A. Air Center at Aurora Municipal Airport is the Midwest’s premier FBO, featuring a private terminal where pilots, crew and passengers are treated to concierge-level services and have access to every possible amenity to make the... read more
Major news organizations are calling it the perfect storm. While the International Air Transport Association (IATA) predicts that air travel will almost double in the next 20 years, from 4 billion to 7.8 billion passengers, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says the number of pilots has decreased 30 percent in the last 30 years and unless something is done, it’s only going to get worse.
The downward trend for pilot shortage shows no end in sight, and the outpacing of demand over supply c... read more
Selling your own aircraft isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. You might think all you have to do is put it on Craigslist and off you go. In reality, it’s like a dance; finding the perfect buyer and matching them up with the perfect aircraft and purchasing experience.
Even if you think you know the value of your aircraft, believe in your sales skills, are comfortable talking with people, and are motivated, chances are you would still be better served by a broker.
Not only would you save tons of time answering phone calls and teaching prospects a million little details they should know, you can sit back knowing an expert has you in his very capable hands and you don’t hav... read more
On Oct. 10, at 7 p.m., two aviation and weather specialists are coming to J.A. Air Center to give pilots and weather enthusiasts an up-close look at what the future holds for aviation weather information tools and displays being developed by the National Weather Service.
Navigating Weather Information from the National Weather Service
These have the potential to change the face of aviation and the way pilots, technology and weather forecasting interact. Not only will it impact safety, but it will increase efficiencies. You won’t want to miss a chance to learn how this will impact you.
This one-time event will b... read more
Buying an aircraft is not only exciting, it’s expensive. Even a 10-year-old Cessna can cost more than the average home. When buying a used aircraft, there are many things to consider, from the model to the maintenance log and more.
Thinking of all the items you need to look at on the aircraft itself, the future inspections, and what to budget for repairs and maintenance can be intimidating, but putting together a list of what to check can keep you from forgetting things. In addition, having an experienced buyer on your side is invaluable, not only for inspecting the aircraft, but in negotiations for the purchase.
What to Consider When Buying Used Aircraft
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