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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Business aviation hopes for US air traffic control delays

Business aviation hopes for US air traffic control delays

Thousands of people have been watching worrying developments involving President Donald Trump in Washington this week. Many are rightly concerned by what they have heard. People across the US stopped work and watched the livestream video. I am, of course,

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JetSuite launches aircraft management

JetSuite launches aircraft management

JetSuite, the Californian operator, likes being different. Last year it launched public charter services with Embraer EMB135 jets. This week it has announced a new aircraft management business – with three different products named after JetSuite’s livery. The WhiteStripe programme

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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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Little News Is Not Bad News (One Minute EBACE 2017 – Day 1)

Little News Is Not Bad News (One Minute EBACE 2017 – Day 1)

The press day at EBACE 2017 was pretty subdued. This may be because it took place on the Sunday due to the Swiss Ascension Day holiday later this week. But it is mainly because the European market is also pretty

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Pre-Owned Market Hotter Than New Sales (One Minute EBACE 2017 – Day 2)

Pre-Owned Market Hotter Than New Sales (One Minute EBACE 2017 – Day 2)

The only things in Geneva that are not overpriced are the views. This year with the sun shining, the mountains are providing a stunning backdrop to the static display at EBACE. Whilst there have been fewer new aircraft sales than

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Recklessly Pessimistic (Corporate Jet Investor One Minute Week 316)

Recklessly Pessimistic (Corporate Jet Investor One Minute Week 316)

Over the last few years, the term ‘Cautiously optimistic’ has become the most overused expression in business aviation. Not that it really means anything. It is used by people to cover themselves just in case their predictions do not work

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