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‘We see an opportunity to bring private flying to millions’: Wheels Up Founder & CEO Kenny Dichter

‘We see an opportunity to bring private flying to millions’: Wheels Up Founder & CEO Kenny Dichter

Kenny Dichter: wants to bring private flying to millions of new customers. An ambitious plan to attract millions of new customers to private aviation, using smart phone technology, was unveiled by Kenny Dichter, CEO of the private aviation membership company

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OPINION: Davos forum offers green-fuel off-piste PR opportunity

OPINION: Davos forum offers green-fuel off-piste PR opportunity

Fuelling Davos-bound private jets with SJF offers an alpine-sized PR opportunity. Pictured is a Gulfstream G550, photographed by Bob Holland, during a previous Davos forum. Private jet aviation has a glorious opportunity next January to fight back against its environmental

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Bombardier receives first shipment of Sustainable Aviation Fuel in Montreal

Bombardier receives first shipment of Sustainable Aviation Fuel in Montreal

Avfuel Corporation supplied 27,600 litres of SAF to Bombardier Aviation’s Montreal facility to fuel its new-customer aircraft deliveries. Bombardier Aviation has received its first shipment of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at its Montreal facility, from Avfuel Corporation, as part of

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Millennials ‘already shaping business aviation’: Embraer’s Michael Amalfitano

Millennials ‘already shaping business aviation’: Embraer’s Michael Amalfitano

Embraer’s Michael Amalfitano says Millennials are already having a big impact on tomorrow’s private jet sector. Millennials, born between the mid-1980s and 1995, are already shaping private jet aviation; both in the design of private jets and in their choice

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Sunny outlook for US economy predicted at CJI Miami 2019 conference

Sunny outlook for US economy predicted at CJI Miami 2019 conference

Gus Faucher: “We are seeing the longest economic expansion in US history.” A sunny outlook for the US economy until at least mid-2020, was predicted by Gus Faucher, chief economist with PNC Financial Services Group, during his keynote session at

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Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. opens new mid-cabin MRO facility

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. opens new mid-cabin MRO facility

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has opened a new maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) department dedicated to mid-cabin aircraft at its facility at St. Louis Downtown Airport in Cahokia, Illinois. Designating Gulfstream St. Louis as “a mid-cabin maintenance centre of excellence”, the

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Exclusive: Business jet crew ‘was complicit’ in alleged drug smuggling between Europe and South America

Exclusive: Business jet crew ‘was complicit’ in alleged drug smuggling between Europe and South America

The Gulfstream V was pictured on airport security cameras.   Members of the crew of a business jet impounded during a drugs raid at a major European airport in May are alleged to have been complicit in the smuggling of

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New Desert Jet CEO ‘aims to make the business a small giant’

New Desert Jet CEO ‘aims to make the business a small giant’

Desert Jet’s new CEO Jared Fox is on a mission. His aim is to focus his decades of aviation experience – spanning fixed-base operations, airport management, jet charter, aircraft management and consultancy – to expand the Desert Jet brand. “My

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Business jet seized after international law enforcement agencies stage drug raids

Business jet seized after international law enforcement agencies stage drug raids

These low-resolution images of the business jet involved in one of the drugs raids were supplied by Europol. A business jet has been seized as part of an international action, co-ordinated by Europol and the US Drug Enforcement Administration, to

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Business jet option offered to 700 trainee pilots in new CAE cadet pilot training plan

Business jet option offered to 700 trainee pilots in new CAE cadet pilot training plan

Cadet pilots can choose to train on Challenger 300s and Citation Xs. More than 700 new professional pilots are to be offered the option of training on business jets, as part of CAE’s new cadet training plan for Southwest Airlines’s

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