Back to homepage

OMW Opinion

Blowing the socks off Millennial buyers

Blowing the socks off Millennial buyers

The Monaco Yacht Show is always a fun place to visit. Not only are there some truly beautiful yachts, but the outfits of some of the attendees are worth going for alone. The past 10 years have been tough for

Read Full Article
The tech arms race

The tech arms race

  Once you have got past the tourists outside, there is a surprising calm in the Wheels Up offices (it possibly helped that Kenny Dichter, the founder of Wheels Up, was not in that day). But one of the things

Read Full Article
The missing link – between the stock market and business jet deliveries

The missing link – between the stock market and business jet deliveries

  The 10th anniversary of the end of Lehman Brothers and the longest uninterrupted bull run in US stock market history, means now is a good time to question why the demand for business jets no longer tracks the S&P500.

Read Full Article
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

Read Full Article
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.

Read Full Article
Barents bows out at speed

Barents bows out at speed

It is easy to launch a new supersonic aircraft. You just need a few nice computer images of your concept flying (preferably something that looks a bit different), a good PR firm and a cool name. Once you have enjoyed

Read Full Article
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

Read Full Article
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’

Read Full Article
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.

Read Full Article
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

Read Full Article

One Minute Week Newsletter