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Corporate Jet Investor launches new CJIQ quarterly magazine

Corporate Jet Investor launches new CJIQ quarterly magazine

Corporate Jet Investor is launching Corporate Jet Investor Quarterly (CJIQ) a new print and digital magazine. Published four times a year, CJIQ will have longer articles and features looking at the industry in a new way. Copies will be distributed

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Rockwell & Collins

Rockwell & Collins

Engine and avionics manufacturers often feel that they get a rough deal. Everyone gets excited about new aircraft launches. But drawing a crowd to the launch of a new Head Up Display or even an engine is much tougher. No

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Wayne Starling’s advice for anyone starting out in business aviation

Wayne Starling’s advice for anyone starting out in business aviation

Recently, I had the pleasure of being on a panel at the Corporate Jet Investor conference in Miami.  One of the questions asked was for any guidance or counseling that I could give a new person starting out in the

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Luxaviation’s Patrick Hansen on helping smaller operators and mistakes

Luxaviation’s Patrick Hansen on helping smaller operators and mistakes

Buying a company is easy. Integrating it is not. Luxaviation came into being in 2010 when Patrick Hansen, a financier and the group’s chairman and CEO, acquired a Luxembourg operator. After eight years and more than 10 acquisitions later it

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Rationality in an irrational market

Rationality in an irrational market

Mike McCracken, president of Hawkwye Aircraft Acquisitions, argues that the pre-owned aircraft is ruled by human behaviour rather than pure economic theory. And that back-t0-back deals damage the market.   In the standard economic model, markets should perform rationally.  The assumption

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Don’t buyback in anger

Don’t buyback in anger

Despite the high levels of activity in the pre-owned market and some genuinely exciting products – such as Bombardier’s Global 7500 which was certificated by the FAA this week – selling new aircraft is still hard work. Things are a

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Gama Aviation lowers profit forecast for 2018

Gama Aviation lowers profit forecast for 2018

Gama Aviation, the London AIM listed business aviation company, has lowered its 2018 profit forecast by $3 million. The announcement surprised investors as on September 24, when it announced half year results, it had restated its forecast.Shares in Gama Aviation

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Exclusive: Graham Williamson launches Sonas Aviation in Ireland

Exclusive: Graham Williamson launches Sonas Aviation in Ireland

Graham Williamson has left TAG Aviation to launch Sonas Aviation, a new Irish aircraft management company. He was president of the aircraft management and charter division having joined TAG Aviation in 2004 to launch the company in the UK. He

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The math(s) of aircraft manufacturing: Third quarter 2018 review

The math(s) of aircraft manufacturing: Third quarter 2018 review Updated

After the hyperbole of a tradeshow, it can be refreshing to look at some hard facts. So here are how OEMs have done delivering and selling aircraft so far in 2018:   Bombardier: Delivered 96 jets in the first nine

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Zilberbrand wants to be the Bloomberg of business aviation and says residual values have stabilised

Zilberbrand wants to be the Bloomberg of business aviation and says residual values have stabilised

Few people have changed the world of finance as much as Michael Bloomberg. When he was pushed out of Salomon Brothers he created a small data company called Innovative Market Systems. Although his first customer was a bank, Bloomberg went

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