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2016 deliveries lowest since 2004

2016 deliveries lowest since 2004

Last year the 10 (count them) business jet manufacturers delivered 661 business jets. It is the lowest figure since 2004 when customers took 591 aircraft. It is a 7.9% drop from 2015. This is worse than many expected. All of

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Second Gulfstream G600 joins test fleet

Second Gulfstream G600 joins test fleet

A second G600 has joined the Gulfstream test fleet. The aircraft flew for the first time on Friday February 24, two months after the prototype’s first flight. The flight departed Savannah Airport at 13:52 local time and headed east into

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CJI Weekly podcast #2 – Friday January 24

CJI Weekly podcast #2 – Friday January 24

The main focus of this weeks podcast is the annual GAMA business jet delivery results for 2016. We discuss the numbers and also how we think 2017 will compare. Also up for discussion are Flexjet, as well as a new

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Saxon Air adds Legacy 500 to fleet

Saxon Air adds Legacy 500 to fleet

UK charter specialist Saxon Air has added an Embraer Legacy 500 to its growing charter fleet. The 10 seat Legacy 500 was delivered to Stansted Airport on December 21. The aircraft is the first super midsize jet to be added

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FAI Air Ambulance reports record 2016

FAI Air Ambulance reports record 2016

FAI rent-a-jet’s air ambulance division had a record year in 2016, both in revenues and flight hours. The German operator passed revenues of €45m for the first time in its history, which is a 7% rise over 2015s figure. FAI

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Bombardier rolls out second Global 7000

Bombardier rolls out second Global 7000

Bombardier has rolled the second of its new Global 7000 business jets at its Toronto Downsview manufacturing facility. Registered as C-GBLB, the aircraft is serial number 70002. The aircraft is now being prepared for its first flight, which should happen

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Deer Jet wins WTA best private jet company award

Deer Jet wins WTA best private jet company award

China’s Deer Jet has won the World Travel Award’s ‘World’s Best Private Jet Company’. The award ceremony was held in Istanbul, Turkey. The World Travel Awards are held as part of the World Tourism Forum Global Meeting. The forum brings

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Global Jet adds A318 Elite to charter fleet

Global Jet adds A318 Elite to charter fleet

Global Jet has added an Airbus A318CJ Elite to its growing charter fleet. The aircraft is flexibly based at Paris Le Bourget Airport, but is available for worldwide charter. The company has added the A318CJ Elite is response to growing

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Wheels Up adds New York to Florida shuttle

Wheels Up adds New York to Florida shuttle

Wheels Up has launched a new weekend jet shuttle between New York and South Florida. The Hawker 4000 jet is operated by Talon Air. Members can buy single seats for $2,100 each way sharing the eight seat Hawker 4000 with

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China certificates Gulfstream G650 / G650ER

China certificates Gulfstream G650 / G650ER

China’s Civil Aviation Administration has validated the Gulfstream G650 and G650ERs type certificate. Although Gulfstream has already delivered a number of G650s to clients in both greater China as well as on the mainland, none of these aircraft have yet

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