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Corporate Jet Investor London 2018 – Day Two

Corporate Jet Investor London 2018 – Day Two

Victor has closed its Series B funding round, after raising a further $18 million through an equity co-investment between BBA Aviation, BP Ventures and existing shareholders. The $18 million adds to the earlier round led by BP Ventures last September

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America is open for business jets

America is open for business jets

President Donald Trump spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos today. (If you are not familiar with the names, the WEF’s Davos meeting is often described as the Corporate Jet Investor London Conference for people not in the business

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New business jets need to be more than good, they also need to be lucky

New business jets need to be more than good, they also need to be lucky

As well as being a boom for local laser light suppliers and contemporary dance troupes (things that some manufacturers seem to think are as essential to a rollout as a runway) new aircraft launches are also good for aircraft salespeople.

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Briber beware

Briber beware

Anyone involved in international transactions will have heard about the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). But a recent settlement in a case involving the sale of new business jets is a good reminder of the global reach of the US

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Optimism jumps the pond

Optimism jumps the pond

When the US business jet market catches optimism, Europe follows.  This is dreadful paraphrasing, but also true. There are signs that it is already happening. We are not talking about the aircraft-buying boom that has been promised every year since

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2018 – the business aviation year in preview

2018 – the business aviation year in preview

However you celebrate the New Year this weekend, it is humbling to know that you are following a tradition stretching back many millennia. Scottish archaeologists have found a lunar calendar dating back 10,000 years to the Mesolithic period (some 5000 years before

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2 x 5X = ?

2 x 5X = ?

Cancelling a business jet programme is never an easy decision to make, especially if the first aircraft has been built. And had its first flight. Bombardier faced this several years ago when it cancelled the LearJet 85. And earlier this

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Consolidation: The quest to improve operator margins

Consolidation: The quest to improve operator margins

In this article, Irena Deville, co-founder and CEO of digital purchasing platform Convolus, discusses the consolidation of the business aviation industry, and why that can be good for operators. She will be speaking at the CJI conference in London in

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A labour of love

A labour of love

Almost two years to the date that the HondaJet received its type certification from the US FAA, the Pilatus PC-24 received its type certificate this morning. Both aircraft could been seen as a labour of love for their designers. Michimasa

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Zetta Jet knocked out

Zetta Jet knocked out

The most hyped boxing match of 2017 was one between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Conor McGregor. Dubbed “the Money Fight”, it took place in Las Vegas in September. Viewers watching closely may have seen the infinity logo belonging to Zetta

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