Florida Aviation Business Association
Serving the General Aviation and Business Aviation Community Since 1946

As 2012 comes to a close and 2013 begins our new march forward in time, the flight training industry continues to see very low retention rates and dramatically lower student starts.

Jim Parker at Caribbean Flying Adventures is alerting pilots that they will soon need a 406 ELT for flight to the Bahamas and Mexico. Parker notes that he successfully collaborated with Civil Aviation authorities in the Dominican Republic and The Caymans Islands to obtain a waiver from the 406 ELT requirement. The Dominican Republic waiver...

Friday, 28 December 2012 15:58

Strategic Business Planning Initiative Update

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Based upon the input of the association's members during the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunity and Threats (SWOT) analysis and the hard work and recommendations of the association's Strategic Business Planning Team, the association's Board has adopted the following Mission and Vision statements for the association:

Friday, 21 December 2012 16:01

Piper, Indian River County Reach Agreement

Vero Beach, Fla., Dec. 18, 2012 - Piper Aircraft Inc. and Florida's Indian River County have agreed to amend an economic development incentive contract to retain the company's headquarters and manufacturing operations in Vero Beach. This follows a similar renegotiated agreement reached earlier this month between the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and Piper.

Share you Holiday greetings and photos on our Facebook page. An easy way to send greetings to your fellow members.  What about a video? See ELEVATE Social tip below.

For more than 25 years, Angel Flight Southeast has been coordinating free air transportation for children and adults with medical or compelling humanitarian needs.

Encourage and promote video testimonials. Recording a video testimonial from a customer is as simple as sending a text message, and you can even do it from your phone.

Vero Beach, Fla., Dec.10, 2012 - The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and Piper Aircraft Inc. have agreed to amend an earlier contract to retain the company's operations in Florida and increase investment in aircraft manufacturing facilities.

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Banyan Air Service based at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport recently completed the second of two Bombardier Challenger 604 aircraft with the Aircell AGT-4000 Gogo inflight internet system. One of the installations included the Aircell Axxess two channel Iridium system, while both aircraft were certified for Wi-Fi in the cabin.

Air Elite’s First Caribbean FBO and First Municipality Grow the Network to 25 Unique FBOs

Tampa, FL (December 11, 2012) – World Fuel Services announced today that St. Thomas Jet Center located at Cyril E. King Airport (STT) in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands and Lehigh Valley Aviation Services located at Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) in Allentown, PA have joined the growing Air Elite Network in the month of October.

Teterboro, NJ – Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX) is taking an all-hands-on-deck approach to ramp up fuel deliveries to the Northeast, despite the impacts of Hurricane Sandy on its 238,000 barrels-per-day Bayway Refinery, terminals and other operations in the region.

South Saint Paul, Minnesota, December 12, 2012 – Wipaire, Inc. announced the establishment of a southeastern service center in at the Leesburg International Airport (KLEE) in Leesburg, Florida.

Proposals, consisting of those documents and information described in the Request for Proposal (RFP), will be received by the Board of County Commissioners, Palm Beach County, Florida until 2:00 pm on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at the Palm Beach County Department of Airports at 846 Palm Beach International Airport, West Palm Beach, FL, 33406.

Saint Augustine, FL / December 11, 2012 – Boomerang Air Charter announced that it has updated its website to include additional flight travel solutions for Northeast Florida. Boomerang Air Charter provides travelers with various options in utilizing general aviation aircraft for personal or business use. Fly Boomerang…Out and Back Fast.
South Saint Paul, Minnesota, December 12, 2012 – Wipaire, Inc. announced the establishment of a southeastern service center in at the Leesburg International Airport (KLEE) in Leesburg, Florida.  The facility will offer onsite aircraft and float maintenance, avionics repair and installations, aircraft interior refurbishments and float installations as well as installations of select Wipaire modifications.
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