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HondaJet delivered 24 aircraft in first half of year

HondaJet delivered 24 aircraft in first half of year

Honda Aircraft delivered 24 HondaJets during the first six months of 2017, making it the most delivered aircraft in the light jet category. The manufacturer says that it delivered aircraft to customers in the US, Canada, Mexico and Europe. “Our

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NBAA goes to court to appeal Santa Monica decision

NBAA goes to court to appeal Santa Monica decision

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has filed a brief with the US Court of Appeals regarding the legality of a “settlement agreement” between the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the city of Santa Monica about the future of the

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Bombardier delivers first Challenger 350 to Argentina

Bombardier delivers first Challenger 350 to Argentina

Bombardier has delivered a Challenger 350 to a customer in Argentina for the first time. The aircraft, MSN 20687 / LV-HAT, was delivered to Buenos Aires-based charter specialist Alba Jet S.A. “This first Bombardier Challenger 350 jet delivery to an

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Embraer introduces new Legacy 650E paint scheme at LABACE

Embraer introduces new Legacy 650E paint scheme at LABACE

Embraer has introduced a new livery on the Legacy 650E that is being displayed at this year’s Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (LABACE). Embraer describe the new paint scheme as a “visual masterpiece that unites the aircraft’s classic

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Brazil begins bounce back

Brazil begins bounce back

When Jim O’Neill, chief economist for Goldman Sachs, first coined the BRIC acronym in 2001, he had grouped together four countries that he thought would shape the world economy by 2041. As the B in BRIC, Brazil had been seen

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JetSmarter raises undisclosed amount from institutional investors

JetSmarter raises undisclosed amount from institutional investors

JetSmarter, which describes itself as “the market leader in the premium flight-sharing economy”, has raised an undisclosed amount from institutional investors. Although JetSmarter did not reveal the exact amount raised, it described the sum as “large”. The lead sponsor was

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Market Analysis: Cessna aircraft and deliveries

Market Analysis: Cessna aircraft and deliveries

Although the Lockheed Jetstar takes the title of the first ever business jet, the Cessna Citation name has become synonymous with business aircraft. The original Citation flew for the first time in 1969 and entered service in 1972. Since then,

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Market Analysis: Falcon orders, deliveries and backlog

Market Analysis: Falcon orders, deliveries and backlog

Despite all of the technology available now, the first flight of any aircraft is still a significant event. On July 5, Dassault’s Falcon 5X successfully flew for two hours. There were celebrations afterwards but there was also a lot of

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CJI Five Minute Week – Friday August 5, 2017

CJI Five Minute Week – Friday August 5, 2017

… Or, the one where Alud surprises nobody and picks a Chinese-registered aircraft as his aircraft of the week. In this week’s Five Minute Week, we take a look at Wheels Up, which is celebrating its fourth birthday this month.

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Double digit delivery drop

Double digit delivery drop

All the major dedicated aircraft manufacturers have now reported their delivery figures for the first six months. It is no surprise that the number of new deliveries is down for the first half of the year. OEMs have all warned

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