ARGUS TRAQPak Indicates a Decrease in November Flight Activity
Cincinnati, Ohio (MMD Newswire) December 10, 2012 -- .ARGUS TRAQPak data is serial-number specific aircraft arrival and departure information on all IFR flights in the US (including Alaska and Hawaii) and Canada. The tables below reflect business aircraft activity data for November 1-30, 2012 vs. October 1-31, 2012 and November 1-30, 2012 vs. November 1-30, 2011 respectively. A copy of this report and previous reports can be found at www.argus.aero/traqpak_monthlyreport

November 2012 flight activity dips after robust October. TRAQPak data shows that November 2012 flight activity levels decreased from October, finishing the month down 6.3% overall. The results by operational category were down for all 3 categories led by fractional activity which finished the month down 8.0%. Part 91 and Part 135 flight activity were down 7.8% and 2.9% respectively. Aircraft category results followed the path of the operational categories and finished down across the board. Turboprop flight activity saw the biggest month over month decline, finishing down 9.9%. Mid-size cabin aircraft finished down 4.6%, followed by large and small cabin aircraft, which finished down 4.3% and 4.2% in that order. Looking at individual market segments the fractional turboprop segments posted a 31.7% month over month decrease*, while the part 135 large cabin segment posted a 3.9% month over month increase.

Reviewing year over year activity (November 2012 vs. November 2011), TRAQPak data indicates an overall decrease of 2.3%. Results by operational category weren't all negative for the period, with Part 135 activity posting a positive year over year increase of 5.6%. The Part 91 and fractional markets posted year over year decreases of 3.6% and 12.2% respectively. Looking at activity by aircraft category; only the small cabin sector finished the timeframe on the positive side, up 2.0% year over year. The turboprop market saw the biggest year over year decline, finishing down 7.1%. Large and mid-size cabin aircraft finished down 0.3% and 0.8% respectively. Looking at individual market segments the Part 135 small cabin market posted the largest year over year increase, up 11.0%, while the fractional turboprop market showed the largest decline down 40.6%*.

About ARGUS

ARGUS International Inc. (ARGUS) is a specialized aviation services company with global expertise whose mission is to provide the aviation marketplace with the information needed to make informed decisions and manage risk. ARGUS services include the CHEQ proprietary charter operator rating and due diligence program, TRAQPak market intelligence data and research services, and aviation consulting. ARGUS subsidiaries include ARGUS PROS, the leading provider of on-site safety audits and PRISM, the industry's most advanced Safety Management Systems (SMS) solutions provider and recognized certification consultant.

Founded in 1995, ARGUS is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, and actively engaged with business activities in North America, Europe, Australia, Asia, South America and the Middle East and Africa.

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ARGUS Contact: Kendra Christin 513-852-1010

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