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Very Light Jets prop up 2017 business-jet deliveries

Very Light Jets prop up 2017 business-jet deliveries

Deliveries of business jets were up by 1.3% in 2017, thanks largely to increased deliveries of very light jets. Data reported by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) shows that a total of 676 business jet were delivered in 2017,

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New Saudi AOC deadline fast approaching

New Saudi AOC deadline fast approaching

New rules requiring aircraft owners to register their aircraft under an Aircraft Operators Certificate (AOC) are due to come into effect in Saudi Arabia on March 1st. The new rules cover all business aircraft based in the country, regardless of

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VistaJet co-hosts Rockefeller art collection’s global tour

VistaJet co-hosts Rockefeller art collection’s global tour

VistaJet, the global private-jet operator, is co-hosting the late David Rockefeller’s art collection, as it tours the world prior to being put up for auction. The collection is being auctioned following the death of David Rockefeller in March 2017. His

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China’s year of the dog

China’s year of the dog

The Chinese zodiac runs on a 12-year cycle. This year, 2018, is the year of the Dog. The last time it was the year of the Dog was in 2006. Back in 2006 we were almost reaching the height of

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Pentastar Aviation Completes Honeywell DU-875 LCD Cockpit Screen Upgrade on Global Express

Pentastar Aviation Completes Honeywell DU-875 LCD Cockpit Screen Upgrade on Global Express

News Release: Waterford, Mich. – Pentastar Aviation, an authorized Honeywell Dealer, announces it has completed its first Honeywell DU-875 flight deck display upgrade on a Global Express, resolving upcoming obsolescence issues on the aircraft. Pentastar was awarded Supplemental Type Certificate

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PICTURES: Bombardier Global 7000 FTV5 first flight

PICTURES: Bombardier Global 7000 FTV5 first flight

The fifth Bombardier Global 7000 (msn 70005 / C-GLBG prototype flew for the first time on January 30, 2018. Local photographer Frederick K. Larkin was at Toronto’s Downsview Airport on the day and sent Corporate Jet Investor a series of

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Wichita approves Textron Aviation $434 million industrial revenue bonds LoI

Wichita approves Textron Aviation $434 million industrial revenue bonds LoI

Wichita City Council has approved a letter of intent (LoI) to issue $434 million in industrial revenue bonds to Textron Aviation. The bonds will be due over a five-year period, with Textron saying the will use $24 million of the

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Windsor Capital acquires stake in Farnborough Aircraft Interiors

Windsor Capital acquires stake in Farnborough Aircraft Interiors

Windsor Capital is the new name of the investment vehicle set up by Dave Edwards, Glen Heavens, and Tom Wells. Although the company has been operating for a year, it has already made several strategic acquisitions, including aviation recruitment firm

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Unexploded World War II bomb closed London City Airport

Unexploded World War II bomb closed London City Airport

London City Airport was closed in the early hours of Monday, February 12, following the nearby discovery of an unexploded World War bomb. The discovery was made during exploratory works prior the extension of the airport’s terminal. Although the airport

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Clay Lacy expands east coast operation, adds 10 new charter jets in first quarter

Clay Lacy expands east coast operation, adds 10 new charter jets in first quarter

Clay Lacy, the Los Angeles-based charter and management specialists, will be expanding its east coast presence during the first quarter of 2018, as well as adding 10 new jets to its charter fleet. The new aircraft will be joining the

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