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Bombardier Global 7500 receives EASA Certification

Bombardier Global 7500 receives EASA Certification

Bombardier’s Global 7500 has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification. EASA approval follows certification from Transport Canada in September and from the Federal Aircraft Administration (FAA) in November of last year. Bombardier delivered the first of the longest-range purpose-built

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Bombardier Global 7500 gains FAA Certification

Bombardier Global 7500 gains FAA Certification

Bombardier’s Global 7500 received certification from the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) earlier today. This follows certification from Transport Canada and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) earlier this year. “This milestone is the latest accomplishment for our award-winning Global 7500

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ITC-AeroLeasing Closes its First HondaJet Lease Deal

ITC-AeroLeasing Closes its First HondaJet Lease Deal

ITC-AeroLeasing has commenced the lease of one HondaJet HA-420 to a new corporate operator in Asia, making ITC the first Japanese aircraft leasing company to have closed a HondaJet lease deal. Commenting on the deal, Tomoo Nakayama, ITC’s founder and

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Wayne Starling receives 2018 NAFA Lifetime Achievement Award

Wayne Starling receives 2018 NAFA Lifetime Achievement Award

Wayne Starling was the recipient of the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award at the National Association of Air Finance (NAFA) 47th annual meeting. This is the 2nd year that NAFA has presented this award. “The NAFA Lifetime Achievement Award was established to recognise

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HondaJet Elite: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

HondaJet Elite: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

Pros The Elite upgrades the already impressive HondaJet – giving it more range, better fuel efficiency and a cabin with more features and amenities. Cons Some like its looks – others don’t. The wing-mounted engines split opinions but it certainly

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Encompass Aviation sues Surf Air for $3.1M

Encompass Aviation sues Surf Air for $3.1M

Encompass Aviation has filed a lawsuit against Surf Air claiming $3.1 million in “delinquent” payments for flights already flown for the California-based all-you-can-fly service. The lawsuit states that Surf Air is “financially distressed”, and that Surf Air was unable to

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Surf Air changes operator to Advanced Air

Surf Air changes operator to Advanced Air

Surf Air, the Los Angeles based all-you-can-fly service, announced on Friday that it has switched operators from Encompass Aviation to Advanced Air. The news, which reportedly came as a surprise to Encompass Aviation, marks the second time in the past

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Beechcraft King Air 250: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

Beechcraft King Air 250: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

Pros A rugged aircraft capable of flying into the smallest and most-remote airfields, with a relatively comfortable cabin. Cons Relatively more expensive to own and operate in compared to other turboprops. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Flying The King Air 250 has a maximum

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Bombardier Learjet 70: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

Bombardier Learjet 70: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

Pros A quick jet with a high quality cabin. Cons Heavier, less capable and more expensive to operate than other light jets. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Flying Launched at EBACE in 2012, the Learjet 70 is an updated version of the popular Learjet

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Boeing BBJ 787: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

Boeing BBJ 787: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

Pros Being able to fly anywhere in the world without needing to refuel whilst traveling in pure luxury. Cons The aircraft is big and heavy, restricting its access to smaller airports. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Flying The 787 has the one of the

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