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Corporate Jet Investor wins Queen’s Award

Corporate Jet Investor wins Queen’s Award

follow site Corporate Jet Investor’s parent company Specialist Insight has won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade 2019. The Awards are the most prestigious award a UK company can receive. Her Majesty The Queen personally approves the winners and they

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Bahamas signs MoU with Aviation Registry Group

Bahamas signs MoU with Aviation Registry Group

Aviation Registry Group has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation and the Bahamas Civil Aviation Authority to revamp its regulatory safety oversight system. Aviation Registry Group is the parent company of the Registry

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Jet Edge International raises $60 million

Jet Edge International raises $60 million

Solace Capital, a Los Angeles private-equity firm, has invested $60 million in equity in Jet Edge International, the private-jet company. Jet Edge will use the cash to grow through acquisitions and organically, both in the US and internationally. It is

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Rudy Tenore joins Aeronautical Systems

Rudy Tenore joins Aeronautical Systems

Rudy Tenore, the former head of aircraft asset management at Bank of America Leasing, has joined aviation consultancy Aeronautical Systems. Tenore, one of the most highly regarded business jet asset mangers, left Bank of America Aircraft Leasing last year. He

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IADA buy a Jet

IADA buy a Jet

Photo courtesy of Amtec The International Aircraft Dealers’ Association (IADA) – the Organization formerly known as NARA (National Aircraft Resale Association) – is going for world domination. This week, it launched a new site called AircraftExchange.Com targeting aircraft buyers. The name Aircraft Exchange is significant.

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Government shutdown update: pre-owned fine but problems with new aircraft deliveries

Government shutdown update: pre-owned fine but problems with new aircraft deliveries

The US Federal Aviation Administration has resolved a technical issue stopping new title searches. The Registry Modernization System (RMS) in Kansas City stopped working on Friday evening but was restored within a few hours. This is great news and means that pre-owned

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FAA tech issue kills aircraft deals until shutdown ends

FAA tech issue kills aircraft deals until shutdown ends

A technical problem involving the US Federal Aviation Administration’s aircraft registry system and the government shutdown means that it may now be impossible for many aircraft transactions involving US registered aircraft to close.  Although selected employees at the Aircraft Registry

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What will happen in 2019

What will happen in 2019

As we start 2019, it is hard to remember another year when so many forecasters are predicting a downturn.  And there is a lot of ammunition for pessimists. The year 2018 was the worst 12-months for US, UK and European

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So that was 2018 – the year in review

So that was 2018 – the year in review

New Year is fast approaching, but it is worth looking back on 2018 before it is over. On the whole it was a good year for business aviation. US buyers dominated causing the number of pre-owned aircraft available for sale

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Colin Steven avoids jail for bribery by helping investigators

Colin Steven avoids jail for bribery by helping investigators

C Colin Steven, a former Embraer Executive Jet salesperson, has been spared jail after admitting to bribing a Saudi government official to win an aircraft sale. Steven pleaded guilty to various offenses in December 2017 and was given a “non-incarceratory”

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