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China stalls

China stalls

In a speech in the middle of December last year, Xiang Songzou, Renmin University’s senior fellow of the Center for International Monetary Research, cast doubt on the Chinese government’s official GDP growth numbers. According to a report on the Epoch

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Expert Opinion: Flying a business jet to Russia

Expert Opinion: Flying a business jet to Russia

Dmitry A. Karamyslov (international counsel), Tamara S. Kulyk (associate), and Dmitry S. Stakheev (associate) – Debevoise & Plimpton When one contemplates flying a business jet to Russia, regulatory limitations and ambiguities come to mind first. These concerns are not groundless

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Government shutdown update: pre-owned fine but problems with new aircraft deliveries

Government shutdown update: pre-owned fine but problems with new aircraft deliveries

The US Federal Aviation Administration has resolved a technical issue stopping new title searches. The Registry Modernization System (RMS) in Kansas City stopped working on Friday evening but was restored within a few hours. This is great news and means that pre-owned

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FAA tech issue kills aircraft deals until shutdown ends

FAA tech issue kills aircraft deals until shutdown ends

A technical problem involving the US Federal Aviation Administration’s aircraft registry system and the government shutdown means that it may now be impossible for many aircraft transactions involving US registered aircraft to close.  Although selected employees at the Aircraft Registry

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Falcon orders up, but deliveries slide

Falcon orders up, but deliveries slide

Dassault delivered a total of 41 Falcon business jets in 2018, eight fewer than the 49 it delivered in 2017. The Falcon delivery total is up one aircraft more than the 40 aircraft delivery guidance that the company gave as

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What will happen in 2019

What will happen in 2019

As we start 2019, it is hard to remember another year when so many forecasters are predicting a downturn.  And there is a lot of ammunition for pessimists. The year 2018 was the worst 12-months for US, UK and European

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Jet It adds its first HondaJet Elite

Jet It adds its first HondaJet Elite

Jet It, the New York-based fractional operator set up by former Honda Aircraft Company pair Glenn Gonzales and Vishal Hiremath, has taken delivery of its first HondaJet Elite. Gonzales told Corporate Jet Investor in September 2018 that it was planning

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So that was 2018 – the year in review

So that was 2018 – the year in review

New Year is fast approaching, but it is worth looking back on 2018 before it is over. On the whole it was a good year for business aviation. US buyers dominated causing the number of pre-owned aircraft available for sale

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Colin Steven avoids jail for bribery by helping investigators

Colin Steven avoids jail for bribery by helping investigators

C Colin Steven, a former Embraer Executive Jet salesperson, has been spared jail after admitting to bribing a Saudi government official to win an aircraft sale. Steven pleaded guilty to various offenses in December 2017 and was given a “non-incarceratory”

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Freestream structures Falcon 7X deal for Planet Nine

Freestream structures Falcon 7X deal for Planet Nine

Freestream, the UK-based aircraft broker, recently completed structured financing for a third Dassault Falcon 7X for US-based operator Planet Nine. Registered as N919NE / MSN 87, the Falcon 7X previously flew in Saudi Arabia. “We are very proud to have

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