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Argus report: May increase in business aviation activity keeps on trend

A report by Argus on business aviation activity discovered activity levels in May were in keeping with 2018’s positive start in the industry.

Argus reported that TRAQPak’s review of year over year flight activity (May 2018 vs. May 2017) indicates that May 2018 recorded an increase of 2.2%.

The results by operational category were all positive with Part 135 activity leading the way, up 2.8% year over year. Part 91 activity followed with a rise of 2.1% while Fractional activity recorded a slight rise, up 0.7%.

The aircraft categories were all positive with light jets posting the largest gain from 2017, up 2.9%. Mid-size jets followed with an increase of 2.8%, and large jets posted a 1.2% year over year increase. The turboprop segment posted an increase of 1.5%.

The full report can be read here.