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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Viva Las Vegas, Viva NBAA 2013

Viva Las Vegas, Viva NBAA 2013

Why you can expect attendance to be up at NBAA 2013, as business aviation’s biggest annual event rolls into Las Vegas. I am willing to bet that the number of people attending NBAA next week will be up on last

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Exporting business jets

Exporting business jets

Aircraft brokers need to make the most of opportunities to export aircraft from Europe to the rest of the world. “Europe has a great deal of art, and America has a great deal of money,” said Joseph Duveen after the

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Aviation and the federal shutdown: Don’t vote, it only encourages them

Aviation and the federal shutdown: Don’t vote, it only encourages them

The federal shutdown is aggravating for anyone that wants to close an aircraft deal, but it could soon harm the economy, which is a lot more worrying. As a Briton, I am not going to tell Americans how to solve

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Why rappers and GTA V could save business aviation

Why rappers and GTA V could save business aviation

The business jet market needs to target younger buyers. Rappers and Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V) can help solve this. Male models love the business jet industry, as when they get too old for underwear shoots, it is only

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The helicopter pilot shortage

The helicopter pilot shortage

Experts warn that the high training fees for helicopter pilots and mechanics may be harming the industry. Our first helicopter finance conference in the US last week was a pretty upbeat affair. With new leasing companies explaining their plans and

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