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Wheels Up buys Travel Management Company

Wheels Up buys Travel Management Company

Wheels Up, the business aviation membership company, has acquired Travel Management Company. TMC has a fleet of 26 Hawker owned 400XP aircraft. Wheels Up owns 93 aircraft which are operated by Gama Aviation. “Wheels Up is officially in deal mode,”

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EBACE 2019 – No (big) news is good news

EBACE 2019 – No (big) news is good news

The big news story of EBACE was that there were no big stories. Lots of smaller announcements and news stories but no big surprises. While this may be frustrating for local smoke machine and mirror ball companies, who love nothing

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EBACE 2019: Working on the sustain gang – Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuels Conference

EBACE 2019: Working on the sustain gang – Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuels Conference

EBACE 2019 actually started at TAG Farnborough Airport on Saturday with an inspiring conference focused on Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuels. TAG Farnborough Airport was a fitting location for the event. It the world’s first carbon-neutral business aviation airport. The airport

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One Minute EBACE 2019

One Minute EBACE 2019

Join us here for the latest news from the European Business Aviation Convention (EBACE) 2019. The news will kick-off on Saturday May 18 with a Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuel Event at London Farnborough Airport.  Then the press day on Monday

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The run up to EBACE 2019

The run up to EBACE 2019

Europe’s biggest business aviation show – the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) – starts with a press day in Geneva on Monday May 20 followed by three days of trade show.  After a bullish 2018 show, the mood

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100 Years Is Enough… Why the word FBO has to go

100 Years Is Enough… Why the word FBO has to go

Adel Mardini, Founder & CEO, Jetex argues that we need to stop using the word FBO In a fast-evolving world where the only constant is change and the successful people are the ones challenging the status quo, we’re challenging the history

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Trump shot the tariff, but it did not spook President Xi

Trump shot the tariff, but it did not spook President Xi

The sudden breakdown in trade talks between the US and China this week has surprised many and spooked stock markets. Today the US has raised tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports after accusing China of backing down on earlier

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Hutchinson Whampoa increasing stake in Gama Aviation

Hutchinson Whampoa increasing stake in Gama Aviation

Gama Aviation has agreed to let Hutchison Whampoa China increase its stake in the business aviation company to 30%. Hutchinson, a division of Hong Kong conglomerate CK Hutchison Holdings, took a 24.9% stake in Gama Aviation in 2018. “The main rationale is

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Corporate Jet Investor wins Queen’s Award

Corporate Jet Investor wins Queen’s Award

Corporate Jet Investor’s parent company Specialist Insight has won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade 2019. The Awards are the most prestigious award a UK company can receive. Her Majesty The Queen personally approves the winners and they

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Bahamas signs MoU with Aviation Registry Group

Bahamas signs MoU with Aviation Registry Group

Aviation Registry Group has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation and the Bahamas Civil Aviation Authority to revamp its regulatory safety oversight system. Aviation Registry Group is the parent company of the Registry

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