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Brian Proctor: “There has never been a better time to buy a jet”

Brian Proctor: “There has never been a better time to buy a jet”

Brian Proctor from Mente Group says that there has never been a better time in the history of business aviation to buy a jet at CJI London 2018. The US tax reform is driving values lower, with a 21% corporate tax

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Textron Aviation SkyCourier Q&A: Brad Thress

Textron Aviation SkyCourier Q&A: Brad Thress

Textron Aviation revealed a new utility turboprop offering last week, the Cessna SkyCourier 408. The aircraft was developed with FedEx Express, which has signed a solid order for 50 of the aircraft, with the option to extend to 100. As

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Bombardier closes $1 billion offering

Bombardier closes $1 billion offering

Bombardier has closed an offering of $1,000,000,000 senior notes due 1 December 2024. The notes are being sold on par at a coupon rate of 7.50% per year. The proceeds from the offering will be used to finance a previous

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Textron unveils new turboprop, FedEx orders 100

Textron unveils new turboprop, FedEx orders 100

Textron Aviation has unveiled a new large-utility turboprop, the Cessna SkyCourier 408, and has signed an agreement to sell up to 100 of the aircraft to long time customer FedEx Express. SkyCourier is a clean-sheet aircraft developed with input from

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Bombardier Business Aircraft says it’s “business as usual” in the wake of C Series sale

Bombardier Business Aircraft says it’s “business as usual” in the wake of C Series sale

Bombardier Business Aircraft is reporting “business as usual” in the wake of the C Series acquisition. The Quebec-based manufacturer says it continues to focus on the Global 7000 and 8000 and is looking to grow its aftermarket services business. Mark

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ARGUS launches new operational excellence programme

ARGUS launches new operational excellence programme

ARGUS International has launched its new Operational Excellence Program (OEP) for IS-BAO Stage 3 certified flight departments. The programme is an extension on the IS-BAO Stage 3 certification to help improve flight department safety management processes. The aviation services firm

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September flights up for 2017

September flights up for 2017

US Business jet activity is continuing its upwards trajectory. ARGUS US flight data shows a 5.2% increase in business jet flights year-on-year for September. This is the second month of at least 5% year-on-year growth so far this year. Part

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W Aviation to give update on its FBO project at NBAA

W Aviation to give update on its FBO project at NBAA

W Aviation will be exhibiting at NBAA-BACE to discuss the development of its new hangar and office at its FBO campus at Fort Lauderdale Executive airport. The fixed-based operator will be announcing the near completion of phase one of the

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Crystal Skye prepares for first charter

Crystal Skye prepares for first charter

Crystal AirCruise is taking its new private Boeing 777-200LR on test flights before the aircraft sets off on its first charter in September. “Crystal Skye” was christened at a ceremony in Las Vegas on Sunday. The aircraft and its upcoming

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US flight activity keeps on rising

US flight activity keeps on rising

The first half of 2017 has been “nothing but positive” for US flight activity, according to the latest data from Argus. Last year was a great year for the US business aviation, says the aviation service and technology firm, with

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