Expert Opinion: Saudi Arabia’s new safety rules

Expert Opinion: Saudi Arabia’s new safety rules

With new safety rules coming into effect in Saudi Arabia on September 1, Clyde & Co partner Oliver Tebbit takes us through how the new rules will affect business aviation operations in the country, and how to ensure that you

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Data in the dumps

Data in the dumps

At the end of every quarter, the General Aviation Manufacturing Association collates delivery reports from the aircraft manufacturers and puts out a state of the industry release. This used to be a unique source of information. The association would drill

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Stonebriar Sells Paper Planes

Stonebriar Sells Paper Planes

Banks still finance more deals than any type of financial institution – and there is no sign of this changing fast. But new bank regulations – including Basel III – have made business jet finance less attractive for some, like

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Surfin’ Europe

Surfin’ Europe

Setting up shop in Europe seems to be a pretty big trend for US operators right now. Wheels Up, who announced their intentions last year, were followed a few months back by Flexjet. Wheels Up are already in the process

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Rainborough

Rainborough

Although Farnborough is mainly known as a commercial and defence show, business aviation companies do also exhibit. This year saw the first public appearance of the Gulfstream G500. The company went to the show en masse, also sending a G280, G450 and G650ER.

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The other big winner at Wimbledon

The other big winner at Wimbledon

The biggest shock at the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament this year was Sam Querry beating Novak Djokovic. Djokovic, a 12-time Grand Slam champion holds all four major titles and has won the last two Wimbledon tournaments. It is arguably one of

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Citationgate

Citationgate

Early one summer morning in 1972, five men were arrested after breaking into an office complex in Washington. They were no ordinary burglars and the office was no ordinary office. They had broken into the offices of the Democratic National Committee, and

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Keep Calm and Carry On

Keep Calm and Carry On

In the last few years thousands of companies have adapted a 1939 poster urging Britons to “Keep Calm and Carry On.” The original poster was designed to be used after a terrible wartime disaster but was never actually used. The UK

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Sticky Singapore

Sticky Singapore

Singapore this week hosted Corporate Jet Investor Asia and it was a surprisingly cheery affair. Half of the audience was fairly optimistic about the next 12 months – although most expect 2015 to be similar to 2016. One reason for

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Florida Loves Embraer

Florida Loves Embraer

During early May, the fuselage of a Legacy 450 arrived in Florida on a boat from Brazil. It will be the first Legacy 450 that Embraer will assemble in America. Embraer began building aircraft in Florida in early 2011 when

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