On Monday May 4th, Magellan Jets will be sponsoring a number of holes at the First Annual Freedom Classic on New Jersey's new course, Liberty National Golf Course. The course recently opened, it contains 18 glorious holes with a beautiful view of the New York skyline and the Statue of Liberty. Magellan Jets will be sponsoring the 2nd hole and if any of the 80 amateurs playing should hit a hole in one on this 196 yard par 3 hole, they will win a 95,000 dollar Voyager Card towards future trips with Magellan Jets. On the other three par threes Magellan Jets will be offering prizes from plasma screen televisions to a new set of golf clubs for hole in one winners. Come out and collect great Magellan Jets merchandise and enjoy the event!
Cessna began issuing layoff notices to 1,600 of the 2,300 employees that will lose their jobs by the end of June. On top of the layoffs, Cessna has decided to shelve what was to be their new top of the line aircraft, the Columbus. Cessna is also closing The Bend, Ore, plant it inherited through the acquisition of Columbia Aircraft. CEO, Jack Pelton said that suspending work on the Columbus was difficult, but they need to be realistic in current economic times. They expect to refund around 50 million in deposits on the columbus.
Business aviation companies have increasingly begun using Twitter microblogging which allows a new way of networking and reaching out with new customers and promoting the industry. The NBAA has two accounts on Twitter currently saying that they want to provide real time information on the No Plane, No Gain campaign and a way of congregating with followers to amplify their messages.
They say that there is more then just the traditional media sources now and it is important to take advantage of these resources. Magellan Jets is one company that has also begun using Twitter to blog and direct customers to our blog. You can find us at www.twitter.com/flymagellanjets or at http://www.magellanjets.com
Cessna Aircraft continues to lower its production through 2009 into 2010. This results in another round of layoffs scheduled to occur in July. Their credit market, Textron, says that the much of the companies market continues to soften in the current economic state. Textron did not release details about the next layoff round but full details are expected to be released at the end of the month. The company has eliminated twenty-five plus percent of its employees in the last three months. President and CEO of Cessna Jack Pelton has said that he has never seen an economic situation to this dynamic, but hopes recent news points to improvement. Cessna remains hopeful, but knows that private aviation may be one of the latter points of the economy to be restored to those who have ceased use of it.
Wyvern Consulting recently performed an on sight audit of Heliflite Shares, LLC. Heliflite is based at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey and has 5 aircraft, one Sikorsky S-76 and four Bell 430's. This puts Heliflite in the few elite helicopter charter services recommended by Wyvern. For more information visit their website or speak with Magellan Jets about your summer helicopter needs provided by Heliflite.
National operator Segrave Aviation has added a new aircraft to its fleet. It is a 1994 Lear 60 and has become a part of Segrave's charter fleet family. Segrave now has 16 aircraft in their Charter X D085. Tail numbered N206HY, the eight passenger executive jet is arranged with three forward facing seats, and the rest club seats. The interior is Royal blue leather with cherry veneer cabinetry. The aircraft was refurbished in 2001 and recarpeted in 2007.
Magellan Jets was mentioned in the featured business people section of the Worcester Telegram. Joshua Hebert, Magellan Jets Founder and Chief Executive Officer and partner Anthony Tivnan, President of Magellan Jets were featured in Sunday's paper. Tivnan being a native of Worcester grabbed the paper's attention as a good subject for a small blurb. Magellan Jets has been featured in a number of press releases online lately as well as last month's Boston Business Journal which featured an expose on the company.