Positive outlook for US business aviation flight activity

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The latest ARGUS TRAQPak report has revealed that IFR flight activity in the USA, the Caribbean and Canada grew by 4.2% in June 2016 compared with June 2015, and rose by 1.8% in June compared with May.

Part 135 operators posted the largest monthly increase of 2.7% in June compared with May, while fractional and Part 91 sectors recorded rises of 1.1% and 1.5% respectively in the same period.

The turboprop market led the way for the largest monthly increase, up 4.3% in June compared with May, and the small and mid-sized cabin markets also posted increases – 1.7% and 0.3% respectively. The large cabin aircraft market was the only category to post a slight decrease of 0.6% for June compared with May.

Next month’s forecast estimates there will be a 0.6% increase in overall flight activity year over year in July 2016, and Q3 2016 will rise 3.9% over Q3 2015.

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Helen has worked for UKi Media & Events for nearly a decade. She joined the company as assistant editor on Passenger Terminal World and since progressed to become editor of five publications, covering everything from aviation, logistics and e-commerce to meteorology. She has a love for travel and property and has redeveloped three houses in three years. When she’s not editing magazines, she’s running around after her two boys and their partner in crime, Pete the pug.

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