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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Sticky Singapore

Sticky Singapore

Singapore this week hosted Corporate Jet Investor Asia and it was a surprisingly cheery affair. Half of the audience was fairly optimistic about the next 12 months – although most expect 2015 to be similar to 2016. One reason for

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Florida Loves Embraer

Florida Loves Embraer

During early May, the fuselage of a Legacy 450 arrived in Florida on a boat from Brazil. It will be the first Legacy 450 that Embraer will assemble in America. Embraer began building aircraft in Florida in early 2011 when

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V V Difficult Project

V V Difficult Project

The star of the static display at EBACE was the first Boeing 787-8BJ VVIP aircraft (one V is not enough). It also marked the end of a six-year project for Stephen Vella, principal of Kestrel Aviation Management and his team.

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Buy, buy, buy

Buy, buy, buy

Few people can claim this is not a tough market. But as the famous quote about the Borgias in ‘The Third Man’  (I am far too diplomatic to quote it whilst in Geneva) makes clear, years of (metaphorical) bloodshed lead

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Bombardier and JETNET iQ rethink future

Bombardier and JETNET iQ rethink future

Bombardier released its latest 10 year forecast today at EBACE. It is forecasting that OEMs will sell 8,300 business jets worth $250 billion in the next 10 years. This is down by 700 aircraft on last year’s forecast because Bombardier

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Flexjet’s early Christmas present

Flexjet’s early Christmas present

Operating aircraft in Europe is tough. Especially right now. European fleets have decreased in size, and the number of business aviation flights has also fallen. It takes a brave company to set up in Europe right now. But this is

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EBACE Race

EBACE Race

Next week sees the annual migration of business jet people to Geneva for the European Business Aviation Convention. Thousands of people will be flying over in the next few days to stand around discussing important things like how much they

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As the crow flies

As the crow flies

The English idiom ‘As the Crow flies’ has no direct translation into Chinese. Instead the country often uses the expression 直线距离. Literally translated this means straight line distance. No mention of flying. Or Crows. This might not come as a

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