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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Lightning strikes twice, twice

Lightning strikes twice, twice

When Cessna announced that it was suspending further development of its Citation Hemisphere business jet, more than just a few eyebrows were raised. Not only was it the second time that Cessna has cancelled plans for the largest aircraft in

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Exclusive: Hamish Harding on his world record-breaking circumnavigation flight

Exclusive: Hamish Harding on his world record-breaking circumnavigation flight

The Gulfstream crew pictured on the ramp at the Kennedy Space Center after their record-breaking flight. Fifty years ago this weekend, the five-year old Hamish Harding watched astronaut Neil Armstrong take his first steps on the moon, pictured on his

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Google Flohr

Google Flohr

In 2007 Google launched a directory enquiries free-phone line. All you had to do was stop playing Snake on your Nokia and dial 1-800-GOOG-411. It then connected you with the US business you wanted. Google did not do this because

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