Rockwell & Collins

Rockwell & Collins

Engine and avionics manufacturers often feel that they get a rough deal. Everyone gets excited about new aircraft launches. But drawing a crowd to the launch of a new Head Up Display or even an engine is much tougher. No

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Wayne Starling’s advice for anyone starting out in business aviation

Wayne Starling’s advice for anyone starting out in business aviation

Recently, I had the pleasure of being on a panel at the Corporate Jet Investor conference in Miami.  One of the questions asked was for any guidance or counseling that I could give a new person starting out in the

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How do you solve a problem like Hong Kong?

How do you solve a problem like Hong Kong?

Hong Kong is regularly ranked as one of the top five places in the world to do business. But it is one of the least friendly to land a business jet. Business aviation was never factored into the airport’s original

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Don’t buyback in anger

Don’t buyback in anger

Despite the high levels of activity in the pre-owned market and some genuinely exciting products – such as Bombardier’s Global 7500 which was certificated by the FAA this week – selling new aircraft is still hard work. Things are a

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What You Need to Know Before Upgrading Your Aircraft

What You Need to Know Before Upgrading Your Aircraft

Lee Rohde – Founder, President and CEO of Essex Aviation Group, Inc. gives his thoughts about this topic. The private aircraft refurbishment market is booming. Many of the planes delivered within the past 15 years are still in excellent operating

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The math(s) of aircraft manufacturing: Third quarter 2018 review

The math(s) of aircraft manufacturing: Third quarter 2018 review Updated

After the hyperbole of a tradeshow, it can be refreshing to look at some hard facts. So here are how OEMs have done delivering and selling aircraft so far in 2018:   Bombardier: Delivered 96 jets in the first nine

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NBAA 2018 is over – Veni, vidi, volavi 

NBAA 2018 is over – Veni, vidi, volavi 

The business jets and aviation stands are gone from the Orlando Convention Centre. Now replaced with refrigerators and lettuce of the Fresh Convention and, tomorrow, with the smell of sporran wax as the Scottish Highland Dance Convention takes place. But

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No Jacket at the Static, Mente Group looks to cooler Europe

No Jacket at the Static, Mente Group looks to cooler Europe

We are officially launching a new campaign for NBACE 2018: No Jacket at the Static. The pre-owned market has been hot for the last few months. But at 89 F (32 C) the actual temperature on the tarmac at Orlando

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NetJets considers options at NBAA 2018

NetJets considers options at NBAA 2018

There is nothing like a big fleet order to get the headlines. And when you do not have a big order, announcing options is the next best. This morning NetJets announced that it has placed options on 175 super-midsize Cessna

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Embraer’s Latin flair involves Latin language

Embraer’s Latin flair involves Latin language

Embraer has launched two new aircraft: the Praetor 500 midsize jet and the Praetor 600 super-midsize business jet. The Praetor 600 is expected enter service in the second quarter of 2019, followed by the Praetor 500 in the third quarter

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