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UK government says Isle of Man did not break VAT rules on aircraft imports

UK government says Isle of Man did not break VAT rules on aircraft imports

A UK government report says that allegations following the leak of the so-called Paradise Papers where false and that the Isle of Man did not break rules regarding VAT on business jets. The UK Treasury says that the Isle of

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Wham. Bam. Flygskam

Wham. Bam. Flygskam

Flygskam, the Swedish word for ‘flight shame’, has been one of the new words of 2019. Along with the Twitter hashtag #stayontheground, it is being used by thousands of people vowing to bring a halt to flying. Clearly very few

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UK says EASA will not recognise all UK CAA approvals and certificates after no-deal Brexit

UK says EASA will not recognise all UK CAA approvals and certificates after no-deal Brexit

A report issued by the UK government says that European Aviation Safety Agency will no longer automatically recognise all aviation safety certificates and approvals issued by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) if there is a no-deal Brexit on October

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‘EU operators can fly to UK if No Deal Brexit’: UK government

‘EU operators can fly to UK if No Deal Brexit’: UK government

The UK government says that all European airlines – including holders of Air Operator Certificates that operate business jets – will be able to fly into the UK even after a no-deal Brexit. A 155-page No-Deal Readiness Report published today

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US private jet charter up at Air Partner, but down in Europe and UK

US private jet charter up at Air Partner, but down in Europe and UK

Air Partner, the charter and aviation consulting company, grew its private jet charter gross profit by 10% to £6 million ($7.38 million) during the first half of its financial year ending on July 31, 2019 compared to the same six

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Wheels Up acquires tech company Avianis

Wheels Up acquires tech company Avianis

A month after closing on $128.4M for its Class D Equity Round, which valued Wheels Up at over $1.1 billion, the private aviation company has bought the technology and flight management systems company, Avianis, demonstrating that the new battleground for

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Rosanvallon retires

Rosanvallon retires

It is common to overuse the phrase end-of-an era, but Jean/John Rosanvallon’s decision to step down as CEO of Dassault Falcon merits this description. Rosanvallon joined Dassault Aviation in 1975 to work on its Falcon Jet joint-venture with Pan American

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Google Flohr

Google Flohr

In 2007 Google launched a directory enquiries free-phone line. All you had to do was stop playing Snake on your Nokia and dial 1-800-GOOG-411. It then connected you with the US business you wanted. Google did not do this because

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Simply the Quest

Simply the Quest

Daher, the French aerospace company, plans to expand its aircraft manufacturing footprint to the US with the acquisition of Quest Aircraft Company. Quest builds the Kodiak single-engine utility turboprop. Daher will now become the number one aircraft builder in Sandpoint,

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Singapore and the band was rubbish too

Singapore and the band was rubbish too

No-one attending Corporate Jet Investor Asia would claim that the Asian business jet market is going through a boom at the moment. That’s despite the record numbers attending and the fact that the majority of delegates were fairly optimistic (68%)

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