JetSuiteX order positive for electric aviation

JetSuiteX order positive for electric aviation

It is easy to overuse the phrase landmark deal, but JetSuiteX, the Californian business-jet operator, made one this week. It ordered – and paid a deposit – for up to 100 Zunum Aero aircraft. Much of the order will be

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Wheels Up turns customer into CFO

Wheels Up turns customer into CFO

When Eric Jacobs took a call from a headhunter asking him if he would consider joining Wheels Up, the business aviation membership company, as CFO he immediately said he was interested. Jacobs was already a member of its 8760-starter programme

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eVTOLs, moats and buggy whips

eVTOLs, moats and buggy whips

Thanks to Harvard professor Theodore Levitt, many senior executives now spend a lot of time worrying about whether their companies are like 19th century buggy whip-makers. Levitt famously wrote that whip companies failed to realise that they were in the

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Expert Opinion: Making it in the Middle East

Expert Opinion: Making it in the Middle East

Brand-new FBO and MRO services are springing up at an unprecedented rate in Dubai South. Facilities from ExecuJet, Jetex Flight Support, Falcon Aviation, Jet Aviation and DC Aviation are all underway, as Dubai’s general aviation industry makes the move to

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Middle East looks long-term

Middle East looks long-term

Corporate Jet Investor’s Dubai Conference took place this week at a time of rapid change. It is astonishing how quickly the Middle East business aviation market has changed in just 12 months. At last year’s CJI Dubai Conference no one

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Donnelly hints at start of upturn

Donnelly hints at start of upturn

When Scott Donnelly took on his role(s) of chairman, president and CEO of Textron in December 2009, he did not expect to be talking about a tough business jet market for the next nine years. But he has got really

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China loves pre-loved jets

China loves pre-loved jets

One of the signs of a mature business jet market is its acceptance of pre-owned aircraft. Normally the first business aircraft imported into a country are brand-new. This is usually driven by wealth. Ultra High Net Worth Individuals (UHNWI), often

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China leads Asia- Pacific fleet growth

China leads Asia- Pacific fleet growth

If there is one measure of the rude health of the business jet industry, it must surely be the sheer numbers of people attending ABACE, the region’s most important exhibition today. They have not been deterred by the weather and,

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China trade war overshadows ABACE

China trade war overshadows ABACE

Manufacturers and brokers bring aircraft to ABACE for the same purpose as sales people put cars on car lots – to promote and market their products. But, unlike cars on a dealer’s forecourt, aircraft at business-jet tradeshows do not carry

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Jet Aviation buys Hawker Pacific

Jet Aviation buys Hawker Pacific

It is not uncommon for a company to book a last-minute booth for a trade show, like ABACE which takes place in Shanghai next week. But this must be the first time that an exhibitor has booked the whole venue.

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