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The mantra Magellan Jets lives by is brought to our clients through strategic use of aircraft around the world. Because Magellan Jets does not own or operate aircraft, we are able to recommend the best positioned aircraft on each and every mission for our clients.
By using the safety certified aircraft of many major US companies, Fortune 500 companies, and private owners while they sit unused, Magellan Jets is able to acquire aircraft for our clients at a much lower cost than is often found throughout the private jet industry. Not only are costs driven down by the Magellan Jets advantage, but a greater number of private jets are available to our clients at a greater number of destinations. Less repositioning time results in options which are more flexible around client budget and logistical needs. We take great pride in providing the best value to our clients using technology to locate the right aircraft from Magellan Jet’s accredited aircraft network.
With the option of choosing from hundreds of private jets across the sky, Magellan Jets brings our clients leading safety standards from an impressive range of providers. All approved vendors in our network are FAA Part 135 air taxi operators, and are also required to adhere to safety requirements set forth by Wyvern and/or ARG/US, the leading 3rd party safety auditing firms in the country.
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And now for some good news: The Cincinnati-based consultancy Aviation Research Group/US (ARGUS) reports that business aircraft activity in September 2009 was at its highest level since a year ago. ARGUS tracks serial-number-specific IFR arrivals and departures in the contiguous United States, breaking them down to activity within the FAR Part 91, Part 135, and fractional categories.
The September 2009 rise in activity isn’t much—0.4 percent compared to September 2008—but it’s up 2.7 percent from August 2009. Total flight activity for the last 12 months (October 2008 to September 2009) as compared to the previous 12 months (October 2007 to September 2008) is down 20.28 percent.
Comparing September 2008 with September 2009, ARGUS says the biggest gains were among turboprops, with a rise of 18.8 percent in Part 91 applications, and 24.4 percent in the fractional market.
The biggest drop was among small-cabin jets engaged in fractional ownership operations, with a 28.4 percent decline. ARGUS defines small-cabin jets as very light jets and light jets with maximum gross takeoff weights less than 20,000 pounds. Large-cabin jets (large jets with MGTOWs more than 41,000 pounds) experienced declines of 12.3 percent in Part 91 use, 14.2 percent in Part 135 use, and 12 percent in fractional use.
Mirroring the difficulties facing all fractional ownership firms in the recession, fractional activity was in the basement for all aircraft groups save turboprops. In all, the fractional category was down 7.7 percent compared to September 2008
According to ARG/US, business flight activity increased 28.55 percent last month from January. These numbers could be early indicators that the private aviation sector is starting to recover. The data includes all turbine business aircraft on IFR flight plans. The company also indicates that total flight activity has declined 18.51 percent over the last 12 months. In the fractional market, flight activity was down 28.1 percent, while FAR Part 135 flight activity dropped 46.7 percent.