Printing the future

Printing the future

Unless you are reading this from your flying car, you can be forgiven for being sceptical about technology forecasts. We have all been overpromised many times before. But by 2025 it will be common for aircraft flying into an airport to

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Ctrl + P = aircraft

Ctrl + P = aircraft

Unless you are reading this from your flying car, you can be forgiven for being sceptical about technology forecasts. We have all been over promised many times before. But by 2025 it will be common for aircraft flying into an

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Paradise lost

Paradise lost

Like most people, lawyers love hearing about the misfortune of their competitors. At any industry event, small groups will gather to discuss tales of client problems, partners leaving and firms struggling to get by. But the one exception to this

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Tax reform and the rational aircraft buyer and seller

Tax reform and the rational aircraft buyer and seller

In the following article, aviation lawyer Stewart Lapayowker (pictured below) asks: “Tax reform proposals may be having an effect on the decision-making of aircraft buyers and sellers, but should they?” The article first appeared in the Q4 2017 edition of

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“957 Business Jets In The Isle Of Man Seems A Bit Excessive”

“957 Business Jets In The Isle Of Man Seems A Bit Excessive”

“Mr Speaker, 957 business jets in the Isle of Man seems a bit excessive for any island anywhere,” said Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the UK opposition during Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons this week. “I hope

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Business jet market still waiting for solid economics to trickle down

Business jet market still waiting for solid economics to trickle down

In this article, Richard Aboulafia, VP, Analysis at the aviation and defence market intelligence and consulting company Teal Group Corp, sets out his vision for the business jet market. The article originally appeared in the October issue of Professional Pilot magazine,

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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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GE cuts productivity by cutting business jet fleet

GE cuts productivity by cutting business jet fleet

Under pressure from an activist shareholder to cut costs, GE is reducing the number of business jets it owns. “We are executing on a plan to take out $2 billion in cost by the end of 2018. As part of

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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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