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PrivateFly bets the house

PrivateFly bets the house

There are many ways of reducing risk when you start a new business. You could test the concept while staying in your job or find investors and use other peoples’ money. The other extreme might be to sell your home

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Booking business aviation

Booking business aviation

My small English town is facing a little bit of a problem right now. You used to be able to go into the town centre on any given day and barely be able to move because of all the shoppers.

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Winter is coming (just when you were feeling optimistic)

Winter is coming (just when you were feeling optimistic)

In the summer of 2007 Bear Stearns and BNP Paribas announced problems with some asset-backed securities funds. Few people noticed or even correctly identified these events as the start of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. Most customers

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Under the (Osh)kosh

Under the (Osh)kosh

Although EAA AirVenture – more commonly referred to as Oshkosh after its Wisconsin hometown – is not well known for business aviation, an increasing number of manufacturers are choosing to take along their newest aircraft. Mind you, the eponymous kids’

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Seller’s rejoice

Seller’s rejoice

In its recent second-quarter market report, Asset Insight said that it is seeing the pre-owned market for business jets moving away from a buyers’ market towards a sellers’ market. This is significant indicator of the overall health of the industry.

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The plane’s Bond

The plane’s Bond

Unless you subscribe to Total Securitization magazine you probably missed Global Jet Capital’s second bond issue BJETS 2018-2. You are probably not that bothered that you did, but it is important to everyone in business aviation. The aircraft-finance company raised

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Blink and it’s gone

Blink and it’s gone

If you do not live in the UK, it is hard to imagine how much Brexit is dominating the news. Two years after the shock result, there is still no clarity about what the UK government wants to achieve in

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BizAv history X

BizAv history X

Cessna’s decision to end production of the Cessna Citation X+ might not have come as much of a surprise, but to many people, the aircraft is a piece of history. Up until the original Citation X, none of Cessna’s business

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On planet Nine

On planet Nine

Lots of people have tried to rethink business jet charter. But only a few are brave (or crazy?) enough to buy their own aircraft. But James Seagrim and Matthew Walter are confident about their new venture Planet Nine. By the

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How time flies for CEOs

How time flies for CEOs

Anyone looking to sell business jets, memberships or charter to corporations should read the July/August issue of Harvard Business Review. Research by Professor Michael Porter and Nitin Nohria, Dean of the Harvard Business School – two management science rock stars

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