Perseverance pays off in any business, but George Johnson may hold the record when it comes to aircraft sales.
Having outlived and outlasted many of his competitors, the 59-year-old owner of Carolina Aircraft in Greensboro, N.C., recently sold a Beechcraft Baron to a customer he’s been courting for 38 years.
That long-term sales prospect dated from when Johnson first started selling new Beechcraft airplanes in 1977 at age 21. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) is calling for a congressional hearing about the chronic understaffing of air traffic control facilities.
New data shows that national staffing totals have fallen nearly 10% percent since 2011, according to NATCA officials. [Read more…]
KERRVILLE, Texas — Mooney International Corp. has launched its first Certified Pre-Owned Aircraft program.
The program, which includes a 27-point inspection, repair and refurbishment of the engine, avionics, airframe, interior and exterior, applies to 2004-2014 G-1000 equipped aircraft. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) praised the efforts of members of the U.S. House of Representatives who signed a discharge petition last week that will force a vote on renewing the Export-Import Bank’s authorization, which expired on June 30.
Forty-two Republicans joined 176 Democrats in backing the petition. [Read more…]
The pilot reported that he smelled “electrical” smoke during a cross-country flight in his RV-4. [Read more…]