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Flying Japanese, I think I’m flying Japanese, I really think so

Flying Japanese, I think I’m flying Japanese, I really think so

Japan is one of the world’s most heavily regulated business aviation markets, so when a new operator sets up there it becomes big news. Especially when one of the companies involved is the country’s second-largest airline. ANA Holdings, the owner

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Jersey has another go at popping

Jersey has another go at popping

Have ever wondered why some corn kernels pop and others don’t? It is all about water content. Kernels pop because they have a membrane or pericarp that holds in water. When heated the kernel’s water turns to steam that explodes

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Saudi shake-up

Saudi shake-up

Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (MbS) – crown prince, first deputy prime minister, president of the Council for Economic and Development Affairs and minister of defence of Saudi Arabia, has only been in his many roles since June last

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Niche is the word

Niche is the word

The total fleet of Airbus Corporate Jets, Boeing Business Jets and Embraer Lineage jets amounts to about 500 aircraft. This is less than 3% of the total business jet fleet. They are even a niche part of their own companies. Last

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Dassault launch Falcon 6X

Dassault launch Falcon 6X

New aircraft launches are usually upbeat events. Lasers and dancing girls build up the excitement before dry ice clears giving us the first view of the new aircraft. None of this was present at the Dassault Falcon 6X launch this

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Delivery rise masks fall in billings

Delivery rise masks fall in billings

A few more sales, but lower revenues. That was the overall story for business jets last year. The number of deliveries rose by a pedestrian 1.3% year-on-year in 2017 — just nine more aircraft. But whilst an increase in total

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Maintain it and they will come

Maintain it and they will come

The last few years have seen bucketloads of money invested in aviation technology companies offering to disrupt business aviation. But there are also lots of opportunities in the less-fashionable, less-glamorous but critical maintenance market. As well as Gama Aviation’s capital

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Gama Aviation raising $67 million to expand

Gama Aviation raising $67 million to expand

With stock-markets stumbling around the world, this may not have been the greatest week to raise equity, but Gama Aviation – the business aviation company listed on the London Stock Exchange – has announced a £48 million ($67 million) capital

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Not feeling the blues at Corporate Jet Investor London 2018

Not feeling the blues at Corporate Jet Investor London 2018

January is not peak tourist season in Britain. London’s black cab drivers actually call the month “the kipper season.” This is because, in the past, the lack of passengers meant they can only afford smoked fish and not steak. (Anyone who

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Corporate Jet Investor London 2018 – Day One

Corporate Jet Investor London 2018 – Day One

If you ever needed a sign that 2018 would be the year for business aviation to recover unequivocally, then you need look no further than the first day of CJI’s 2018 London conference. The day opened, as it usually does,

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