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Greta late than never

Greta late than never

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has announced the theme of its 50th meeting which is taking place this week as: ‘Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World.’ This is a worthy aim; albeit not as enticing as the 1989 theme

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Bombardier stock price plummets on profit warning and Airbus deal fears

Bombardier stock price plummets on profit warning and Airbus deal fears

Bombardier’s stock price plunged on Thursday morning after the company issued a profit warning and hinted at the potential or possible collapse of its C Series deal with Airbus. Bombardier’s stock closed at 1.79 CAD on Wednesday night (January 15th).

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France to modify Falcon 8Xs for SIGINT missions

France to modify Falcon 8Xs for SIGINT missions

France’s military establishment has selected the Falcon 8X business jet as a platform for its future Signal Intelligence (SIGINT) duties. The French Armament General Directorate (DGA) has ordered three Falcon 8Xs for the role. The aircraft will be outfitted for

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Dassault orders and deliveries down in 2019

Dassault orders and deliveries down in 2019

Dassault delivered 40 business jets in 2019, one fewer than it did in 2018. The total of 40 aircraft was five fewer deliveries than the 45 Falcons it said it would deliver in the year. It says that the drop

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Singapore is the new Hong Kong

Singapore is the new Hong Kong

First grey was the new black. Then Thursday was the new Friday. And now Singapore is becoming the new Hong Kong as wealthy residents of China’s Special Administration Region look towards moving their wealth to somewhere they believe is safer.

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Rajasthan government advised to buy a Falcon

Rajasthan government advised to buy a Falcon

A committee set up by the government of India’s Rajasthan state has recommended that the state should acquire a Dassault Falcon business jet, according to The Times of India. Several manufacturers had submitted tenders for the contract, but in the

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Business aviation in China in 10 key moments

Business aviation in China in 10 key moments

China is one of the most exciting and dynamic business jet markets in the world. But it is also one of the most frustrating. Here we chart 10 key moments, identified by the China Business Aviation Group (CBAG), that tell

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NetJets takes delivery of its first Citation Longitude

NetJets takes delivery of its first Citation Longitude

NetJets, the US-based fractional business operator, has taken delivery of its first Cessna Citation Longitude. The first aircraft was officially handed over to NetJets on the last day of 2019. Although NetJets has now taken delivery of the aircraft, it

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MNG Jet employee ‘acted alone’ in arranging Ghosn’s flight from Japan

MNG Jet employee ‘acted alone’ in arranging Ghosn’s flight from Japan

Turkish private jet operator MNG Jet says that one of its employees acted alone in arranging use of the company’s aircraft to aid the escape of Carlos Ghosn from Japan. Ghosn, of Lebanese origins, had been in charge of Japanese

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Sino Jet expands outside of Greater China

Sino Jet expands outside of Greater China

Sino Jet, the Hong Kong-based management company headed by former Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) chairperson Jenny Lau, has opened its first office outside of Greater China. The company says that it chose Singapore as its first overseas location partly

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