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What will happen in 2019

What will happen in 2019

As we start 2019, it is hard to remember another year when so many forecasters are predicting a downturn.  And there is a lot of ammunition for pessimists. The year 2018 was the worst 12-months for US, UK and European

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US to introduce proposed tariffs on imports from China

US to introduce proposed tariffs on imports from China

The US will move ahead with its plans to introduce tariffs on Chinese imports with effect from July 6. The Trump administration had originally proposed an additional 25% tariff on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods in a bid to

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China proposes additional 25% tax on US-built large cabin aircraft

China proposes additional 25% tax on US-built large cabin aircraft

China has stepped up its trade war with the US by proposing to introduce an additional 25% tariff on imports of US-built aircraft weighing between 15,000kg and 45,000kg. If they come into effect the new measures will mostly affect aircraft

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America is open for business jets

America is open for business jets

President Donald Trump spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos today. (If you are not familiar with the names, the WEF’s Davos meeting is often described as the Corporate Jet Investor London Conference for people not in the business

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2018 – the business aviation year in preview

2018 – the business aviation year in preview

However you celebrate the New Year this weekend, it is humbling to know that you are following a tradition stretching back many millennia. Scottish archaeologists have found a lunar calendar dating back 10,000 years to the Mesolithic period (some 5000 years before

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Trade Wars

Trade Wars

The biggest story in commercial aviation this week was the decision by Airbus to partner with Bombardier on the C-Series. The European manufacturer will be given 51% of the programme. The driving force for the deal is the near-300% tariff

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Privatising American ATC Is Not Good Greatness

Privatising American ATC Is Not Good Greatness

A New Foundation For American Greatness (ANFFAG) the first budget from The Trump Administration is attracting a lot of debate. For aviation, the biggest announcement is a plan to privatise air traffic control. Most airlines love the idea. Business and

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Hair Force One

Hair Force One

NOTE: The below originally appeared as the editorial in our January 8 One Minute Week newsletter. To find out more, and sign up for free, please click here.   Dassault has shown how tough the market is. It delivered 55

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