IADA buy a Jet

IADA buy a Jet

Photo courtesy of Amtec The International Aircraft Dealers’ Association (IADA) – the Organization formerly known as NARA (National Aircraft Resale Association) – is going for world domination. This week, it launched a new site called AircraftExchange.Com targeting aircraft buyers. The name Aircraft Exchange is significant.

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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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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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Klapmeier stepping down at Cirrus

Klapmeier stepping down at Cirrus

The year is ending on a strong note – particularly with the entry into service of the Global 7500 yesterday – but business jet deliveries are going to be down this year compared to 2017. But without Dale Klapmeier they

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Surf’s up in Europe

Surf’s up in Europe

Surf Air, the California-based all-you-can-fly operator, has pulled out of Europe, after a brief year and a half of operations. Bringing Surf Air’s membership program to Europe was always going to be a tough job, especially so using London as

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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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Miami nice 2018

Miami nice 2018

Miami Beach is not a place that is famous for restraint. But at Corporate Jet Investor Miami last week no one was getting carried away. The market is good, but no one is taking it for granted. This is not

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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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