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Chinese business jet buyers no longer need government approval for B- aircraft

Chinese business jet buyers no longer need government approval for B- aircraft

China’s CAAC has abolished a rule stating that Chinese buyers needed to gain government approval before buying and registering business jets on the local B- registry. The change in rules, which affects both new and pre-owned sales, came into effect

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CJI Weekly podcast #3 – Friday March 3

CJI Weekly podcast #3 – Friday March 3

The focus of this weeks’ podcast is Flexjet, who introduced their new Nextant 400XTi to brokers and the media at Farnborough Airport. We spoke to Ray Jones, international managing director, who explained what Flexjet will be offering in Europe, as

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Video: Second Global 7000 flies for the first time

Video: Second Global 7000 flies for the first time

The second Bombardier Global 7000 has flown for the first time. Global 7000 msn 70002 / C-GBLB took off from the manufacturers Toronto Downsview facility at 10:53 on Sunday March 5 for its 4 hour, 28 minute first flight. The

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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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The need for speed

The need for speed

For busy executives, bankers and the rich and famous travelling between London and New York, the removal of Concorde from commercial service in 2003 was a major blow. For all its technical advancements and achievements, Concorde was a time machine.

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Embraer delivers first Argentina Phenom 100s

Embraer delivers first Argentina Phenom 100s

Embraer has delivered two Phenom 100 light jets to Argentina. It is the first time that aircraft has been operated in the country. Both aircraft are operating charter and private flights. “We are thrilled with the initial operations of the

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CJI Interview: Geoffery Cassidy, managing director, Zetta Jet

CJI Interview: Geoffery Cassidy, managing director, Zetta Jet

Corporate Jet Investor sat down with Geoffery Cassidy, managing director, Zetta Jet, during the recent MEBAA show in Dubai. Cassidy spoke about how the Middle East is an important market for Zetta Jet, along with the company’s future plans. He

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Global 7000 transfers to Wichita flight test centre

Global 7000 transfers to Wichita flight test centre

Global 7000 FTV1 has transferred to Bombardier’s Wichita flight test centre. According to flight tracking website Flightware.com, C-GLBO, msn 70001, departed Toronto’s Downsview Airport at 12:49 local time, and arrived at Wichita’s Dwight D Eisenhower National Airport at 14:59 local.

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Government of Poland orders two Gulfstream G550s

Government of Poland orders two Gulfstream G550s

According to a report by the Associated Press, the Government of Poland has placed an order for two Gulfstream G550s. The report states that the Government paid $108 million for both aircraft. Both aircraft are due to be delivered before

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Dassault hints at new Falcon launch in 2017

Dassault hints at new Falcon launch in 2017

Dassault Aviation’s chairman Éric Trappier has dropped the strongest hint yet that a new Falcon will be launched in 2017. Speaking to Corporate Jet Investor during the opening ceremony for the new Falcon service centre in Bordeaux, Trappier said he

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