‘Embracing new technology’ – Jonny Nicol, Stratajet

‘Embracing new technology’ – Jonny Nicol, Stratajet

Jonny Nicol: Bringing an old-fashioned industry out of the dark ages. After a stint in the military I became a corporate freelance pilot, which, amongst other things, included flying private jets. This opened my eyes to the two huge gaping

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Something for next week

Something for next week

One of the most popular TED talks is focused on why people procrastinate. I have not actually got around to watching it yet, but Tim Urban, the presenter, apparently ends by arguing that we should all hurry up and not

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Expert Opinion: Saudi Arabia’s new safety rules

Expert Opinion: Saudi Arabia’s new safety rules

With new safety rules coming into effect in Saudi Arabia on September 1, Clyde & Co partner Oliver Tebbit takes us through how the new rules will affect business aviation operations in the country, and how to ensure that you

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Data in the dumps

Data in the dumps

At the end of every quarter, the General Aviation Manufacturing Association collates delivery reports from the aircraft manufacturers and puts out a state of the industry release. This used to be a unique source of information. The association would drill

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Stonebriar Sells Paper Planes

Stonebriar Sells Paper Planes

Banks still finance more deals than any type of financial institution – and there is no sign of this changing fast. But new bank regulations – including Basel III – have made business jet finance less attractive for some, like

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Surfin’ Europe

Surfin’ Europe

Setting up shop in Europe seems to be a pretty big trend for US operators right now. Wheels Up, who announced their intentions last year, were followed a few months back by Flexjet. Wheels Up are already in the process

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Rainborough

Rainborough

Although Farnborough is mainly known as a commercial and defence show, business aviation companies do also exhibit. This year saw the first public appearance of the Gulfstream G500. The company went to the show en masse, also sending a G280, G450 and G650ER.

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The other big winner at Wimbledon

The other big winner at Wimbledon

The biggest shock at the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament this year was Sam Querry beating Novak Djokovic. Djokovic, a 12-time Grand Slam champion holds all four major titles and has won the last two Wimbledon tournaments. It is arguably one of

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Citationgate

Citationgate

Early one summer morning in 1972, five men were arrested after breaking into an office complex in Washington. They were no ordinary burglars and the office was no ordinary office. They had broken into the offices of the Democratic National Committee, and

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Keep Calm and Carry On

Keep Calm and Carry On

In the last few years thousands of companies have adapted a 1939 poster urging Britons to “Keep Calm and Carry On.” The original poster was designed to be used after a terrible wartime disaster but was never actually used. The UK

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