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Country and Jets

Country and Jets

Videos showcasing business jets are usually accompanied by stirring classical music. But this is a mistake. Classical music is not the true genre of the industry. Its soul is country and western. Clearly most country fans are not in a position

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Puja Mahajan: “Elit’Avia will never be a large fleet organization”

Puja Mahajan: “Elit’Avia will never be a large fleet organization”

Elit’Avia, the Slovenian and Maltese business jet operator, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. It now has a fleet of 21 midsize to long range business aircraft. Puja Mahajan, Elit’Avia’s CEO outlines the company’s plans for the next 10 years. Corporate Jet Investor:

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Getting your message out: Public relations and business aviation

Getting your message out: Public relations and business aviation

For an industry all about communications, the public relations (PR) industry is actually a private one. When a newspaper or magazine features a company you do not see how the journalist found out about them or why they have chosen to

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Time bandits

Time bandits

Mike McCracken, the founder of Hawkeye Aircraft Acquisitions, has been selling aircraft for 37 years and still loves it. But he is trying to change the few things that get him very angry. One of his biggest frustrations is how

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Biggest brands in business aviation 2017

Biggest brands in business aviation 2017

Unless they are part of the select few, that own or charter business aircraft, few people know much about business aviation. Less than 30% of Americans can name one business aviation company according to a survey we conducted with more than

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JetSmarter president resigns for personal reasons

JetSmarter president resigns for personal reasons

Gennady Barsky has left his role of president and vice chairman of the board at JetSmarter. The fast growing business jet company has said it is “due to personal reasons unrelated to the company.” Barsky was arrested in Broward County,

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Michael Amalfitano new head at Embraer Executive Jets

Michael Amalfitano new head at Embraer Executive Jets

Michael Amalfitano is leaving Stonebriar Commercial Finance, and more than 35 years of aircraft finance, to become president and CEO of Embraer Executive Jets. Marco Tulio Pellegrini is moving to another role at Embraer. “We are thrilled that Michael has

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How to find business jet finance

How to find business jet finance

There is no such thing as a perfect deal for every financier. Private bankers look for different things in transactions than equipment leasing companies. Export credit agencies have different requirements to hedge funds. Whilst the credit quality of any borrower

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Canada lending Bombardier more cash

Canada lending Bombardier more cash

Canada has agreed to lend Bombardier C$372.5 million ($282 million) to help it continue to develop the C Series and its Global 7000 business jet. The government’s support is not a surprise but the amount is. First, Bombardier asked for

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The optimist’s guide to 2017

The optimist’s guide to 2017

There are a lot of articles warning that the world faces real uncertainty in 2017 – including Bloomberg’s pessimist’s guide. But instead, let’s look at how the business aviation market could look if everything goes brilliantly. Here is an optimist’s guide

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