While business aviation numbers in the U.S. showed a 5.3% increase, WINGX`s monthly Business Aviation Monitor shows 63,587 business aviation departures in Europe in April 2017, a 1% in activity from 2016. Private jet activity was flat while Piston flights were up, and Turboprop down. Combined flight hours were up by 4% compared to 2016 and year-to-date for 2017 business aviation activity is still up by 4%.
WINGX`s latest monthly Business Aviation Monitor shows 67,231 business aviation departures in Europe in March 2017, up 8% YOY. In a press release, the private jet tracking service noted this wad due to Easter falling in Mar 2016 and Apr 2017.