Delta Up: Kenny Dichter’s latest deal (for now)

Delta Up: Kenny Dichter’s latest deal (for now)

Few people can sell or market a business as brilliantly as Kenny Dichter, the founder and CEO of Wheels Up.   He has proven this with the private aviation company Wheels Up and with other start-ups he co-founded including Marquis

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Business jet ban: could it fly?

Business jet ban: could it fly?

Sometimes a bit of paranoia is a good thing. Andy Grove, the former CEO of Intel, wrote a book called ‘Only the Paranoid Survive’ in 1988 and he had a strong point. Complacency is a huge threat to established industries.

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Swapping carbon – using carbon offsets

Swapping carbon – using carbon offsets

You may not have realised it, but lots of aircraft manufacturers are not particularly fond of their rivals. So, when they are all agreeing on something – as they did on sustainable aviation fuel at NBAA-BACE last week – it

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Wham. Bam. Flygskam

Wham. Bam. Flygskam

Flygskam, the Swedish word for ‘flight shame’, has been one of the new words of 2019. Along with the Twitter hashtag #stayontheground, it is being used by thousands of people vowing to bring a halt to flying. Clearly very few

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Pay Cash? Are you crazy?

Pay Cash? Are you crazy?

One could spend an eternity discussing what makes this period in history unique. Technology, politics, social issues, Boston’s undisputed sports dominance, you get the picture. Yet when we look back at of all the events which make this period different

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Rosanvallon retires

Rosanvallon retires

It is common to overuse the phrase end-of-an era, but Jean/John Rosanvallon’s decision to step down as CEO of Dassault Falcon merits this description. Rosanvallon joined Dassault Aviation in 1975 to work on its Falcon Jet joint-venture with Pan American

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Whilst we wait for Dassault to report its deliveries …

Whilst we wait for Dassault to report its deliveries …

We might still be waiting for Dassault to let us know how many business jets it delivered in the first half of 2019, but with the rest of the manufacturers already reported, deliveries are already 6.7% higher than in the

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The dead cat bounce

The dead cat bounce

Business aviation can benefit from sudden stresses and emergencies. When things get bad, there can be a sudden rise in flights. But, just like the famous stock exchange dead cat bounce, it does not last. Whatever you think about the

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Waxing lyrical about Brazil

Waxing lyrical about Brazil

Goldman Sachs coined the term BRICs in 2001 to describe how Brazil, Russia, India and China had similar fast-developing economies. By 2010 they were meeting regularly and enjoying fast growth. They were also fast-growing markets for aircraft manufacturers. Now, things

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Shake it off

Shake it off

In the latest escalation of the US-China trade war, President Trump has accused Beijing of manipulating its currency which, the Trump administration claims, is giving China an unfair trade advantage. The last time Washington accused Beijing of manipulating its currency

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