Number of Business Aviation Flights Declines

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The number of business jet flights declined in October.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 3:00pm

In October, for the second month in a row, the number of business aircraft flights in the U.S. fell from the same period in 2010. The year-over-year change was minus 1.5 percent in October and minus 1.3 percent in September, according to aviation services company Argus. Continuing a recent trend, Part 91 operations (all non-commercial flights) posted a year-over-year increase of 2.6 percent in October. The number of flights by fractional-share owners, however, slipped 3.1 percent from a year earlier. And for the ninth consecutive month, Part 135 charter activity fell–this time by 7.9 percent from October 2010. Flight activity declined for most aircraft categories, including large-cabin jets (down 2.6 percent), turboprops (down 2.3 percent) and midsize jets (down 1.5 percent). Flights on light jets, however, increased a slight 0.4 percent from the same month last year. Argus’ data incorporates “serial-number-specific aircraft arrival and departure information on all IFR flights in the U.S.”

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““When I made the film The Invention of Lying, they gave me a private jet for getting back and forth between New York and London. I thought, ‘I will never use it’ but I ended up using it every weekend. You turn up, right, and the airport is completely empty. I mean, there’s just someone at the desk and then the pilot, who says, ‘Are you ready to go?’ and you say, ‘Don’t you want to see my passport?’ and he goes, ‘Oh yeah, I suppose I’d better.’” ”

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