Business & General Aviation News.Sep 3, 2007
US Government Accountability Office The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is the audit, evaluation, and investigative arm of the United States Congress, and thus an agency in the Legislative Branch of the United States Government. issued a report on very light jets indicating that there is little consensus on their impact on the National Airspace System or on US FAA's costs and Trust Fund revenues but that "most experts" said Very Light Jets - VLJs "will likely have little impact on safety due to FAA's certification procedures for aircraft, pilots and maintenance." Aug 28, 2007
Eight forecasts reviewed by GAO predict a range of 3,016-7,649 Very Light Jet - VLJ VLJ Very Light Jet (aircraft) deliveries in the 2016-25 period. The figure will depend particularly on the success or failure of air taxi air taxi
A small aircraft that makes short local flights to areas not serviced by regular airlines. operations, the agency said. Aug 28, 2007
GAO said FAA "has policies and procedures Policies and Procedures are a set of documents that describe an organization's policies for operation and the procedures necessary to fulfill the policies. They are often initiated because of some external requirement, such as environmental compliance or other governmental in place" to accommodate Very Light Jets - VLJs "because the aircraft will operate similarly to other aircraft and will enter the NAS (1) See network access server.
(2) (Network Attached Storage) A specialized file server that connects to the network. A NAS device contains a slimmed-down operating system and a file system and processes only I/O requests by supporting the popular incrementally," although there was no consensus among experts interviewed concerning the types of airports VLJs would use. "Many" experts said they will focus on smaller airports with excess capacity, GAO said, but "a few" said the aircraft may exacerbate delays by using larger airports. Aug 28, 2007
Corporate jets contribute to airspace congestion The condition of a network when there is not enough bandwidth to support the current traffic load.
congestion - When the offered load of a data communication path exceeds the capacity. . Up in the sky, private jets often occupy the same air paths and rely on the same air traffic controllers services as commercial airlines, and on an average day, roughly 20% to 30% of the air traffic over New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of is corporate jets, according to a spokesman for the Air Transport Association. It's possible that a crowded 737 might have to wait for a tiny Gulfstream to take off in Miami or at Dulles, outside Washington. Aug 27, 2007
NBAA NBAA National Business Aviation Association, Inc.
NBAA National Board of Accountants and Auditors
NBAA Nichiren Buddhist Association of America says corporate jet owners more important than other fliers. An official at the National Business Aviation Association made it clear that the organization feels some travelers are more important than others: "On a business flight, you might have people going to Wall Street from companies who are creating jobs and generating billions of dollars in commerce. People on a commercial flight might be going on vacation or going to New York to go to the theater." Aug 27, 2007
The rich want to be green. The rich leave behind large carbon footprints by using luxury vehicles, such as corporate jets that consume as much as 15 times as much fuel per passenger as commercial jets. Some try to compensate by investing in carbon offsets, which some experts call mere window dressing Window Dressing
A strategy used by mutual fund and portfolio managers near the year or quarter end to improve the appearance of the portfolio/fund performance before presenting it to clients or shareholders. . Others say the wealthy are leading the charge to bring the environment back into balance. Aug 27, 2007
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