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How European business aviation fared in 2013

How European business aviation fared in 2013

Despite an emergence from recession, Richard Koe, managing director of WINGX Advance, says European aircraft deliveries and prices are still languishing, while flight activity is muted. A year ago the European economy was in a parlous state. Looking ahead into

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Jersey Aircraft Registry to battle with Guernsey Aircraft Registry

Jersey Aircraft Registry to battle with Guernsey Aircraft Registry

It may just be a coincidence that the launch of the Jersey Aircraft Register (with help from Brian Johnson) is announced three days before Guernsey starts its own registry. You wait for years for a Channel Island to launch an

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Wheels Up is more than a start-up, it is a movement

Wheels Up is more than a start-up, it is a movement

Although it markets itself as a private aviation member’s club, Wheels Up is a cross between a leasing company, a card provider and an aircraft broker. It is hard to keep up with Wheels Up. The company was only launched

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Analysing the numbers that make the business jet market tick

Analysing the numbers that make the business jet market tick

The global business jet fleet is increasing, but owners are holding on to aircraft for longer and sales are dragging. The business jet market is a bit like baseball. Aside from the game itself, there are thousands of numbers that

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Flipping G650s: Speculating on business jets

Flipping G650s: Speculating on business jets

Although it attracts headlines, very few Gulfstream G650 buyers are speculators looking to flip their aircraft. And the ones that are need to be very careful to wait until their aircraft is delivered. Since the sale of the first Gulfstream

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Why India has been a complete let-down for business aviation

Why India has been a complete let-down for business aviation

Based on the slow growth of its business jet fleet, the surprisingly wealthy India could be considered the market’s biggest underachiever. The most positive change to happen to the business jet market over the last five years has been the

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Bristow thinks big: Second quarter profits increase by $81m

Bristow thinks big: Second quarter profits increase by $81m

The Bristow Group sounded like a confident company during its latest earnings call. Even the most experienced manager can be forgiven for being a little nervous before an analyst calls and relieved when the conversation is over. However, if you

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What business jet manufacturers can learn from country music

What business jet manufacturers can learn from country music

Not many industries need leaders that can focus on day-to-day issues while anticipating what the market will look like in 20 years. “You got to know when to hold ’em [production], know when to fold ’em [close types], Know when

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Vive la différence! Business jet manufacturers go their own way

Vive la différence! Business jet manufacturers go their own way

The business jet market is going through an unusual stage at the moment, with manufacturers taking very different approaches to each other. When industries mature it often becomes difficult for buyers to differentiate between the main competitors. If you look

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NBAA 2013: Plenty of buyers, but not a standout show

NBAA 2013: Plenty of buyers, but not a standout show

Attendance at NBAA 2013 was not as high as expected, but Dassault and Wheels Up still gave the industry something to celebrate in Las Vegas. NBAA 2013 will not be remembered as a standout show. There were not the crowds

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