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How maintenance is evolving?

How maintenance is evolving?

Service and maintenance programmes are becoming increasingly important for OEMs, and technologies such as 3D printing are pushing the capability forward more than ever. The first question Alasdiar Whyte, Editor, Corporate Jet Investor,  asked was whether aircraft are more reliable

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Digitsing business aviation

Digitsing business aviation

There is a disparity within the business jet market. The jets themselves are at the cutting edge of technology, with advances in on-board luxuries such as WiFi and a new wave of jets models on the horizon. However the deal

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The state of MINT and BRIC markets

The state of MINT and BRIC markets

Countries that form the unofficial MINTs and BRICs groupings have the greatest potential for entering the ranks of the largest economies in the 21st century, and businesses are moving in to try and seize their shares of this growing market.

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Depreciation – the only cost that matters.

Depreciation – the only cost that matters.

Business jets are far from the most sensible financial investment, at least as far as the investment might appear on the corporate balance sheet. As an asset, in general terms jets depreciate quickly, especially since the global financial crisis triggered

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JetSmarter – disrupting business aviation

JetSmarter – disrupting business aviation

Petrossov did not mince his words. Jet sharing was, until recently, a service that even customers did not know they wanted. Today, in terms of passenger numbers, JetSmarter ranks as the world’s second largest private aviation company, flying more than

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Across the pond – The state of the world’s biggest jet market

Across the pond – The state of the world’s biggest jet market

The US market is leading the way out of the global recession right now. After almost a decade of of coping with downturns, aircraft brokers in the US are more confident now in the prospects for the coming year than

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What keeps banks awake at night?

What keeps banks awake at night?

WHAT KEEPS BANKERS AWAKE AT NIGHT? Alex Badran – Bank of America Merrill Lynch International Beat Kaelin – UBS Dave Labrozzi – Global Jet Capital Inc. Marie-Laure Gassier – BNP Paribas Andreas Schild – UniCredit Leasing Aviation Jim Simpson –

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Brexit: “It is not chaos, it is complicated”

Brexit: “It is not chaos, it is complicated”

BREXIT MEANS BREXIT Mark Bisset – Clyde & Co. Alan Cunningham – DLA Piper Jeremy Robinson – Watson Farley & Williams “It is not chaos, it is just complicated”. Eight words that sum up the panelists’ opinions of where the

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Chad Anderson: The next 10 years

Chad Anderson: The next 10 years

Corporate Jet Investor 2018 kicked off with Chad Anderson from Jetcraft giving his indisputably up-beat view on what the next 10 years hold in store for business aviation. Jetcraft’s forecast looks promising, seeing deliveries of new aircraft steadily increasing over the

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Managing Growth

Managing Growth

Is managing aircraft the most difficult job in the aviation industry? Perhaps the question was rhetorical, but it did not stop CJI editor Alasdair Whyte asking as he introduced the panellists. Luxaviation’s Patrick Margetson-Rushmore believed that while size might have

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