Opinion: The UK needs to follow the US with dedicated business aviation airports

Opinion: The UK needs to follow the US with dedicated business aviation airports

Robert Walters, business development director at London Biggin Hill Airport, says that if the UK government does not recognise the importance of business aviation the country will not be able to keep up with demand. Last week, as the British Chancellor announced the new

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Time bandits

Time bandits

Mike McCracken, the founder of Hawkeye Aircraft Acquisitions, has been selling aircraft for 37 years and still loves it. But he is trying to change the few things that get him very angry. One of his biggest frustrations is how

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2016 deliveries lowest since 2004

2016 deliveries lowest since 2004

Last year the 10 (count them) business jet manufacturers delivered 661 business jets. It is the lowest figure since 2004 when customers took 591 aircraft. It is a 7.9% drop from 2015. This is worse than many expected. All of

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Michael Amalfitano new head at Embraer Executive Jets

Michael Amalfitano new head at Embraer Executive Jets

Michael Amalfitano is leaving Stonebriar Commercial Finance, and more than 35 years of aircraft finance, to become president and CEO of Embraer Executive Jets. Marco Tulio Pellegrini is moving to another role at Embraer. “We are thrilled that Michael has

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The need for speed

The need for speed

For busy executives, bankers and the rich and famous travelling between London and New York, the removal of Concorde from commercial service in 2003 was a major blow. For all its technical advancements and achievements, Concorde was a time machine.

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The quest for the Holy Grail

The quest for the Holy Grail

The holy grail of business jet charter is solving the issue of empty legs. This happens when an aircraft needs to return to base, or position to a different airport to perform its next paid flight. It is generally accepted

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The optimist’s guide to 2017

The optimist’s guide to 2017

There are a lot of articles warning that the world faces real uncertainty in 2017 – including Bloomberg’s pessimist’s guide. But instead, let’s look at how the business aviation market could look if everything goes brilliantly. Here is an optimist’s guide

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Gama Aviation announces Landmark US merger

Gama Aviation announces Landmark US merger

Gama Aviation, the business aviation operator, has started 2017 by merging its US operations with Landmark Aviation, BBA Aviation’s 90 aircraft US management business. BBA Aviation, the owner of the Signature FBO chain, acquired Landmark Aviation in 2016. The transaction

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JetSmarter raises $105 million to become first business aviation Unicorn

JetSmarter raises $105 million to become first business aviation Unicorn

JetSmarter this week raised $105 million in funding, at what it says is a $1.5 billion pre-money valuation. This makes it the first business aviation unicorn (a private company with a valuation of $1 billion). The company said the Series

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Trump shows Boeing the Art of the Deal

Trump shows Boeing the Art of the Deal

In his seminal 1987 book Art of the Deal, Donald Trump outlined how he negotiated the purchase of a 727 from Diamond Shamrock, a Texan oil company. Yesterday, the President Elect demonstrated how to do it using Twitter. At 1.52pm

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