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Brendan Lodge launches AviaLodgic

Brendan Lodge launches AviaLodgic

Brendan Lodge an experienced aircraft sales broker and financier has launched AviaLodgic a new independent consultancy for aircraft owners and buyers. “AviaLodgic can help buyers and sellers with all aspects of the transaction – including finding the best people to

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Janine Iannarelli appointed chair of EBAA sales committee

Janine Iannarelli appointed chair of EBAA sales committee

Janine Iannarelli, founder and president of Par Avion, has been appointed chair of the European Business Aviation Association’s (EBAA) Associate Members Advisory Council (AMAC) Sales & Acquisitions Committee. Iannarelli has been a long-time member of both the EBAA and NBAA.

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Duncan’s guys in Europe

Duncan’s guys in Europe

Duncan Aviation has grown its European team by 100% Almost everyone involved in operating or selling business aircraft in the US will have touched upon Duncan Aviation. For Americans Duncan is not just a family owned company. It is an

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A question of form – part two

A question of form – part two

Our email on Friday (below) arguing that the business aircraft industry should look at standardised forms received a lot of comment. Both the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and the National Aircraft Resale Association (NARA) have said that they are

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A question of form (part 1) – what business aviation can learn from yachting

A question of form (part 1) – what business aviation can learn from yachting

There is a decent amount of overlap between yacht and aircraft buyers, so it is surprising how the two markets have evolved quite so differently. Especially when it comes to sales and purchases. You may be sceptical, but one of

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Alina Smidre joins Keystone Law

Alina Smidre joins Keystone Law

Alina Smidre has joined Keystone Law in London to focus on business jet and superyacht transactions. She joins the firm after nine years at Withers and consulting on several projects. Alina specialises in yacht and aircraft purchases, finaniing, leasing and

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Bahrain sovereign wealth fund buys stake in FAI

Bahrain sovereign wealth fund buys stake in FAI

Bahrain Mumtalakat, the sovereign wealth fund of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has made its first business aviation investment. The company has acquired a stake in Axtmann Aviation Holding, the parent company of FAI Group. FAI has a mixed owned, leased

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Bahrain Mumtalakat invests in FAI

Bahrain Mumtalakat invests in FAI

Bahrain Mumtalakat, the sovereign wealth fund of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has made its first business aviation investment. The company has acquired a stake in Axtmann Aviation Holding, the parent company of FAI Group. FAI has a mixed owned, leased and

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G650 cleared for night slots at Hong Kong Airport, thanks to AsBAA

G650 cleared for night slots at Hong Kong Airport, thanks to AsBAA

The Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department (HKCAD) has cleared the G650 for night slots landing. The Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) had lobbied for this change arguing that the aircraft is quieter than most commercial airlines. “We appreciate AsBAA’s efforts

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Modesty in Dubai

Modesty in Dubai

The consensus amongst speakers and delegates at Corporate Jet Investor Dubai was that the last few years have been tough for the Middle Eastern business aviation market. The General Civil Aviation Authority of the United Arab Emirates also presented data

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