Anyway to check a company's status?

Just curious but there is a cargo company I’m in competition with. I’ve been watching them for some time and have not seen any new departures, no new aircraft, and no additional routes to other airports. I think the user is no longer active.

Is there a way for me to check this? Is there anyway for me to force a purchase of that users company so that I can take over his aircraft and slots? If the person is no longer active at what point does his company no longer exist?

Yes, you can check this on the user page (click on the name of the user) there ist the last activity reported…

As long as there are credits on the account the company will be active…

even if the account no longer has credits the company can still keep going into the negative