Charge Of The Flight Brigade

Charge Of The Flight Brigade

Lots of companies claim to be the Uber for private aviation. But Germany’s Lilium wants to be aviation’s Tesla. Unless you follow the electric aircraft market closely you may not know much about its vertical take-off Lilium Jet. But in

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US ATC privatisation fails math(s) test

US ATC privatisation fails math(s) test

The only real argument for privatising US air traffic control is that it would save taxpayers’ money. The theory is that a non-profit air traffic control organisation would be more efficient and therefore cheaper than the FAA. Several airlines (but

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Brazil begins bounce back

Brazil begins bounce back

When Jim O’Neill, chief economist for Goldman Sachs, first coined the BRIC acronym in 2001, he had grouped together four countries that he thought would shape the world economy by 2041. As the B in BRIC, Brazil had been seen

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Double digit delivery drop

Double digit delivery drop

All the major dedicated aircraft manufacturers have now reported their delivery figures for the first six months. It is no surprise that the number of new deliveries is down for the first half of the year. OEMs have all warned

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2,500 and counting

2,500 and counting

Yesterday Dassault delivered a Falcon 900LX to a US customer. It is the 2,500th Falcon Jet the French manufacturer has delivered since the first one in 1965. “Over the half century it has been in operation, the Falcon fleet has

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550 not out

550 not out

When Gulfstream introduced the G500 and G600 in October 2014, they said that the new aircraft were not meant to replace the G450 and G550. Instead they are the beginning of a new product family, and the market would decide

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Falcon Five X Flies

Falcon Five X Flies

When Dassault rolled out the first Falcon 5X in June 2015, those invited were treated to a show where dancers used a series of mirrors to create a shape that when viewed from above, turned into the letter X. After

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The price is right

The price is right

In a recent article on the FT website, business jet broker Colibri Aircraft says that there has never been a better time to buy an aircraft. They also say that prices are at an all-time low. They compared the average

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People like us – how 10,000 Americans view business aviation

People like us – how 10,000 Americans view business aviation

The general public likes business aviation, but does not know much about it Do you remember the criticism that the automakers received when they flew in private jets to ask for bailouts? Do you remember when President Obama attacked business

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Asia’s Magical Reality – Corporate Jet Investor Asia 2017

Asia’s Magical Reality – Corporate Jet Investor Asia 2017

It is easy to be optimistic about Asian business aviation. Asia is the world’s biggest continent – with 4.4 billion people – but has just 1,155 business jets according to Asian Sky Group research. The US has more than 13,000

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