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Asia’s Magical Reality – Corporate Jet Investor Asia 2017

Asia’s Magical Reality – Corporate Jet Investor Asia 2017

It is easy to be optimistic about Asian business aviation. Asia is the world’s biggest continent – with 4.4 billion people – but has just 1,155 business jets according to Asian Sky Group research. The US has more than 13,000

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Brad Stewart’s next plan for XOJET

Brad Stewart’s next plan for XOJET

Brad Stewart’s business card simply says CEO and chairman, XOJET. But he actually runs three different companies. There is XOJET, the fleet operator; the company’s Aviation Advisors, XOJET Private Client Services – the charter brokerage; and GMJ Shuttle, which operates

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Business aviation hopes for US air traffic control delays

Business aviation hopes for US air traffic control delays

Thousands of people have been watching worrying developments involving President Donald Trump in Washington this week. Many are rightly concerned by what they have heard. People across the US stopped work and watched the livestream video. I am, of course,

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Jenny Lau new AsBAA chair

Jenny Lau new AsBAA chair

Jenny Lau, president of Sino Jet Management, has been appointed as chair of the Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA). Members voted today at the association’s Annual General Meeting. The votes were split equally between Lau and David Dixon, president of

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JetSuite launches aircraft management

JetSuite launches aircraft management

JetSuite has formally launched an aircraft management programme including an innovative option allowing owners to switch aircraft onto charter when they are not being used. The company has created three different options – named after JetSuite’s livery. Under the Redstripe

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JetSuite launches aircraft management

JetSuite launches aircraft management

JetSuite, the Californian operator, likes being different. Last year it launched public charter services with Embraer EMB135 jets. This week it has announced a new aircraft management business – with three different products named after JetSuite’s livery. The WhiteStripe programme

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Privatising American ATC Is Not Good Greatness

Privatising American ATC Is Not Good Greatness

A New Foundation For American Greatness (ANFFAG) the first budget from The Trump Administration is attracting a lot of debate. For aviation, the biggest announcement is a plan to privatise air traffic control. Most airlines love the idea. Business and

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One ACJ is enough for Acropolis

One ACJ is enough for Acropolis

At a time when most aircraft operators are talking about economies of scale, Acropolis Aviation is very different. Its team of 28 staff all focus on one aircraft: A 19 seat Airbus Corporate Jet ACJ19. “We are not looking to build

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Little News Is Not Bad News (One Minute EBACE 2017 – Day 1)

Little News Is Not Bad News (One Minute EBACE 2017 – Day 1)

The press day at EBACE 2017 was pretty subdued. This may be because it took place on the Sunday due to the Swiss Ascension Day holiday later this week. But it is mainly because the European market is also pretty

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Pre-Owned Market Hotter Than New Sales (One Minute EBACE 2017 – Day 2)

Pre-Owned Market Hotter Than New Sales (One Minute EBACE 2017 – Day 2)

The only things in Geneva that are not overpriced are the views. This year with the sun shining, the mountains are providing a stunning backdrop to the static display at EBACE. Whilst there have been fewer new aircraft sales than

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