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XOJET pivots to subscription with new products

XOJET pivots to subscription with new products

This month XOJET, the US operator and charter company, announced that it is adding mid-size and light jets to its Elite Access membership. It also added a new product – Select Access, for passengers flying less than 25 hours a

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jetAVIVA buys Jet Quest

jetAVIVA buys Jet Quest

Brokers working on deals with jetAVIVA may end up selling more than just an aircraft. The US private equity-backed brokerage is keen to expand by acquiring other aircraft brokers. Yesterday it bought Jet Quest, a leading Citation Jet brokerage. Jet

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Everything you need to know about JetSmarter membership

Everything you need to know about JetSmarter membership

JetSmarter claims to offer 4,000 free miles of flying every month. It is a fantastic deal for customers but, as with all innovators, there are significant risks involved. How does it work? JetSmarter has four different products: charter broking, where you can

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Wheels Up 2030: 75,000 members and 1000 King Airs

Wheels Up 2030: 75,000 members and 1000 King Airs

Lots of companies claim to be the fastest growing in business aviation. It is an easy statement to make and, in an industry with little public data, a hard one to challenge. But Wheels Up, the membership company, can prove

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The new man at PNC targets larger aircraft

The new man at PNC targets larger aircraft

Alex Overstrom is confident that he can keep growing PNC Aviation Finance. For the last few years one of Alex Overstrom’s favourite vacation activities has been taking his kids to Vero Beach Airport to watch aircraft take-off and land. Now,

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Luxaviation focuses on creating single culture

Luxaviation focuses on creating single culture

In the last 10 years the company that is now Luxaviation Group has grown from a financier with an idea to a global company with 1,700 employees. Since 2011, the Luxembourg company has bought Fairjets in Germany, Abelag in Belgium,

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2,500 and counting

2,500 and counting

Yesterday Dassault delivered a Falcon 900LX to a US customer. It is the 2,500th Falcon Jet the French manufacturer has delivered since the first one in 1965. “Over the half century it has been in operation, the Falcon fleet has

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Victor’s Clive Jackson: “Transactions speak louder than words”

Victor’s Clive Jackson: “Transactions speak louder than words”

Clive Jackson is putting the hours in. When he launched Victor, the on-demand private jet charter marketplace, six years ago, he may have expected things to slow down by now. They have not. “I have never worked harder in my

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Wheels Up hits 100,000 flight with Gama Aviation

Wheels Up hits 100,000 flight with Gama Aviation

Wheels Up, the business aviation membership company, has flown its 100,000 flight. Gama Aviation, which operates flight for the business aviation membership, says the sector was flown by N861UP, a King Air 350 flying from Jacksonville Florida to Nashville Tennessee on Wednesday July

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VistaJet matures but Flohr wants to keep disrupting

VistaJet matures but Flohr wants to keep disrupting

Thomas Flohr does not just see himself as an entrepreneur. He wants to be a revolutionary. Flohr did not launch VistaJet in 2004 because he just wanted to build a company. He wanted to change business aviation. After flying as

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