A question of form (part 1) – what business aviation can learn from yachting

A question of form (part 1) – what business aviation can learn from yachting

There is a decent amount of overlap between yacht and aircraft buyers, so it is surprising how the two markets have evolved quite so differently. Especially when it comes to sales and purchases. You may be sceptical, but one of

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Bahrain Mumtalakat invests in FAI

Bahrain Mumtalakat invests in FAI

Bahrain Mumtalakat, the sovereign wealth fund of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has made its first business aviation investment. The company has acquired a stake in Axtmann Aviation Holding, the parent company of FAI Group. FAI has a mixed owned, leased and

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Modesty in Dubai

Modesty in Dubai

The consensus amongst speakers and delegates at Corporate Jet Investor Dubai was that the last few years have been tough for the Middle Eastern business aviation market. The General Civil Aviation Authority of the United Arab Emirates also presented data

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Trump now likes Ex-Im, but new bank head does not

Trump now likes Ex-Im, but new bank head does not

The Export-Import Bank of the United States was founded in 1934 and for its first 80 years it rarely attracted much mainstream attention. This changed when the Tea Party movement started attacking it for “crony capitalism” in 2012 and campaigned

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Business aviation’s lost decade

Business aviation’s lost decade

In 2013 Citigroup issued a depressing piece of research suggesting that the business jet market faced a “lost decade” of flat deliveries. It argued that manufacturers had built too many aircraft during the 2000s boom – so the next 10 years

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Honda’s Asian ponders

Honda’s Asian ponders

There is nothing not to like about the HondaJet. From its unusual over the wing mounted engines, to its rather charming back story, for one reason or another, we all like the aircraft. So when it made its ABACE debut

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China speeds up

China speeds up

You might not be able to notice it straight away, but things are different at this year’s ABACE show. The glitz and glamour are still there, but there is a definite sense of change in the air. ABACE is of course

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Asia’s growth cut in half

Asia’s growth cut in half

Asian Sky Group’s annual fleet report has quickly become one of the highlights of the ABACE show. Now in its sixth year, the report breaks down the fleet of Asian business jets at the end of the previous year, and

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Supersonic Rolls

Supersonic Rolls

Rolls-Royce want us to know that they are ready for when a supersonic business jet manufacturer knocks on their door. Internally the company has done a lot of work to see how big the market will be. And although they

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Country and Jets

Country and Jets

Videos showcasing business jets are usually accompanied by stirring classical music. But this is a mistake. Classical music is not the true genre of the industry. Its soul is country and western. Clearly most country fans are not in a position

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Down-Route Introduction Video