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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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NBAA BACE 2019 Press Day – Live

NBAA BACE 2019 Press Day – Live

Gulfstream’s special event later this afternoon is hanging over the NBAA press day like Banquo’s ghost. The Gulfstream event starts at 5pm with the announcement later. Gulfstream actually cancelled their own press conference this morning. They are being coy on

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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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