Greta late than never

Greta late than never

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has announced the theme of its 50th meeting which is taking place this week as: ‘Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World.’ This is a worthy aim; albeit not as enticing as the 1989 theme

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Brian Foley: Flight Shaming Hits Business Aviation and Other Predictions for 2020

Brian Foley: Flight Shaming Hits Business Aviation and Other Predictions for 2020

Oftentimes industry outlooks tend to be nothing more than an extrapolation of what’s already happening at the end of the year rolled into next. For private aviation however, there are developments that would suggest that 2020 will shape up much

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Singapore is the new Hong Kong

Singapore is the new Hong Kong

First grey was the new black. Then Thursday was the new Friday. And now Singapore is becoming the new Hong Kong as wealthy residents of China’s Special Administration Region look towards moving their wealth to somewhere they believe is safer.

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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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