JetSuite launches aircraft management

JetSuite launches aircraft management

JetSuite, the Californian operator, likes being different. Last year it launched public charter services with Embraer EMB135 jets. This week it has announced a new aircraft management business – with three different products named after JetSuite’s livery. The WhiteStripe programme

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Privatising American ATC Is Not Good Greatness

Privatising American ATC Is Not Good Greatness

A New Foundation For American Greatness (ANFFAG) the first budget from The Trump Administration is attracting a lot of debate. For aviation, the biggest announcement is a plan to privatise air traffic control. Most airlines love the idea. Business and

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Little News Is Not Bad News (One Minute EBACE 2017 – Day 1)

Little News Is Not Bad News (One Minute EBACE 2017 – Day 1)

The press day at EBACE 2017 was pretty subdued. This may be because it took place on the Sunday due to the Swiss Ascension Day holiday later this week. But it is mainly because the European market is also pretty

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Pre-Owned Market Hotter Than New Sales (One Minute EBACE 2017 – Day 2)

Pre-Owned Market Hotter Than New Sales (One Minute EBACE 2017 – Day 2)

The only things in Geneva that are not overpriced are the views. This year with the sun shining, the mountains are providing a stunning backdrop to the static display at EBACE. Whilst there have been fewer new aircraft sales than

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Recklessly Pessimistic (Corporate Jet Investor One Minute Week 316)

Recklessly Pessimistic (Corporate Jet Investor One Minute Week 316)

Over the last few years, the term ‘Cautiously optimistic’ has become the most overused expression in business aviation. Not that it really means anything. It is used by people to cover themselves just in case their predictions do not work

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A question of form – part two

A question of form – part two

Our email on Friday (below) arguing that the business aircraft industry should look at standardised forms received a lot of comment. Both the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and the National Aircraft Resale Association (NARA) have said that they are

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A question of form (part 1) – what business aviation can learn from yachting

A question of form (part 1) – what business aviation can learn from yachting

There is a decent amount of overlap between yacht and aircraft buyers, so it is surprising how the two markets have evolved quite so differently. Especially when it comes to sales and purchases. You may be sceptical, but one of

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Bahrain Mumtalakat invests in FAI

Bahrain Mumtalakat invests in FAI

Bahrain Mumtalakat, the sovereign wealth fund of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has made its first business aviation investment. The company has acquired a stake in Axtmann Aviation Holding, the parent company of FAI Group. FAI has a mixed owned, leased and

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Modesty in Dubai

Modesty in Dubai

The consensus amongst speakers and delegates at Corporate Jet Investor Dubai was that the last few years have been tough for the Middle Eastern business aviation market. The General Civil Aviation Authority of the United Arab Emirates also presented data

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Trump now likes Ex-Im, but new bank head does not

Trump now likes Ex-Im, but new bank head does not

The Export-Import Bank of the United States was founded in 1934 and for its first 80 years it rarely attracted much mainstream attention. This changed when the Tea Party movement started attacking it for “crony capitalism” in 2012 and campaigned

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