Guest Matthew Purton is the Commercial Jet Sales Director for Air Charter Service (ACS), which provides charters for the freight, executive, and commercial segments of the market. We talk about how air charter works, industry consolidation, where the aircraft for charter come from, and how a charter broker provides value to charter customers.
We also look at what kinds of people make good charter brokers, job opportunities in the aircraft charter industry (reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested), and the impact of large numbers of new, more efficient narrowbody aircraft entering service in the coming years.
The Week’s Aviation News:
- Social media crisis management at British Airways
- Apple maps flaws directs drivers to cross runway at Anchorage
- EU stands firm on aviation emissions position
- South Korean AF Derails F-X Phase 3 Choice Of F-15
David Vanderhoof’s Aircraft of the Week: Vought F7U Cutlass
In this week’s Australia Desk:
It’s that time of the year again and Grant’s found Steve to be more animated than ever, especially as his team has won the AFL Grand Final. Confused? How do you think Grant feels having to talk football with Steve?
QantasLink’s 14th 717 is experiencing life after death having been resurrected from a desert graveyard.
TigerAir opens Sydney to Perth transcontinental flights (while Grant proposes a new value add service: pay extra to pre-register your complaint in the queue for faster processing.)
Meanwhile, Kathy Mexted has been making us all jealous by representing PCDU for a media flight on an MRH90 “Taipan” helicopter as part of the International Fleet Review being held in Sydney. Visit our Facebook page to see a few of her photos plus shots Grant took on HMS Daring, a guided missile destroyer from the UK.
In this week’s Across the Pond segment:
Returning to the Madrid maintenance facility of Iberia this week, we talk to Diego Lopez-Salazar from AeroPodcast, who was lucky enough to get a tour of the facility, including the engine testing room. Diego then contemplates traveling with Iberia to Mexico on the very aircraft type (A340) he saw in pieces.
- Airport and Airway Trust Fund (AATF)
- Airport and Airway Trust Fund (AATF) Fact Sheet (PDF)
- Flying and Technology blog, Here We Go Again
- ‘Say Souls On Board,’ and Other Secrets of the Skies
- Brunswick’s Kestrel Aircraft struggling to pay workers, rent
- Kestrel Aircraft’s financial struggles not unique for airplane manufacturing startups
Opening and closing music courtesy Brother Love from the Album Of The Year CD. You can find his great music at www.brotherloverocks.com.