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Breaking: Jet Edge International buys JetSelect Aviation

Breaking: Jet Edge International buys JetSelect Aviation

Jet Edge International has agreed to buy JetSelect Aviation. The combined operator will have more than 85 business jets under management; making it one of the largest US business jet fleets. JetSelect Aviation was founded by Robert Austin and is

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Brian Foley: Flight Shaming Hits Business Aviation and Other Predictions for 2020

Brian Foley: Flight Shaming Hits Business Aviation and Other Predictions for 2020

Oftentimes industry outlooks tend to be nothing more than an extrapolation of what’s already happening at the end of the year rolled into next. For private aviation however, there are developments that would suggest that 2020 will shape up much

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Bombardier sells Mexican wiring business to Latécoère for $50 million

Bombardier sells Mexican wiring business to Latécoère for $50 million

Bombardier Aviation has agreed to sell its Mexican electrical wiring facility to French aerospace company Latécoère for $50 million. The Querétaro facility makes Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems for Global, Challenger and Learjet aircraft. It employs 700 staff who will move

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Flexjet takes first Praetor 500 from its $1.4 billion order

Flexjet takes first Praetor 500 from its $1.4 billion order

Flexjet has taken delivery of the first Praetor 500 from its $1.4 billion October 2019 order with Embraer. The fractional jet company is the first fleet customer for the aircraft. “We have long been partners with Embraer, helping to launch

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Delta Up: Kenny Dichter’s latest deal (for now)

Delta Up: Kenny Dichter’s latest deal (for now)

Few people can sell or market a business as brilliantly as Kenny Dichter, the founder and CEO of Wheels Up.   He has proven this with the private aviation company Wheels Up and with other start-ups he co-founded including Marquis

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Xclusive Jets stops flying

Xclusive Jets stops flying

The website for Xclusive Jets, a UK charter operator with an owned and financed fleet of a few Cessna and Dassault Falcons – has been down for over a week. Last week, one part of the company – XJC filed

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Business jet ban: could it fly?

Business jet ban: could it fly?

Sometimes a bit of paranoia is a good thing. Andy Grove, the former CEO of Intel, wrote a book called ‘Only the Paranoid Survive’ in 1988 and he had a strong point. Complacency is a huge threat to established industries.

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Labour’s planned UK private jet ban will not fly

Labour’s planned UK private jet ban will not fly

The UK today demonstrated that the single biggest threat to business aviation worldwide is environmental regulation. Today the Shadow Transport Secretary (the official opposition to the actual Transport Minister) has suggested that the UK should ban all traditional private jet

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UK Labour Party considering banning private jet flights by 2025

UK Labour Party considering banning private jet flights by 2025

The UK Labour Party has said that it will consider banning non-electric private jet flights from 2025. The party is hoping to be in government after the general election on December 12. Andy McDonald, the shadow transport secretary tweeted:  “The

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Swapping carbon – using carbon offsets

Swapping carbon – using carbon offsets

You may not have realised it, but lots of aircraft manufacturers are not particularly fond of their rivals. So, when they are all agreeing on something – as they did on sustainable aviation fuel at NBAA-BACE last week – it

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