Ethics: “You gets what you gets”

Ethics: “You gets what you gets”

I am continually asked about our industry and ethics. In fact, as I participated on a panel at a Corporate Jet Investor conference in Miami last month, Alasdair Whyte asked me directly if our industry has an ethics problem. My

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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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Rationality in an irrational market

Rationality in an irrational market

Mike McCracken, president of Hawkwye Aircraft Acquisitions, argues that the pre-owned aircraft is ruled by human behaviour rather than pure economic theory. And that back-t0-back deals damage the market.   In the standard economic model, markets should perform rationally.  The assumption

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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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The math(s) of aircraft manufacturing: Third quarter 2018 review

The math(s) of aircraft manufacturing: Third quarter 2018 review

After the hyperbole of a tradeshow, it can be refreshing to look at some hard facts. So here are how OEMs have done delivering and selling aircraft so far in 2018:   Bombardier: Delivered 96 jets in the first nine

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Zilberbrand wants to be the Bloomberg of business aviation and says residual values have stabilised

Zilberbrand wants to be the Bloomberg of business aviation and says residual values have stabilised

Few people have changed the world of finance as much as Michael Bloomberg. When he was pushed out of Salomon Brothers he created a small data company called Innovative Market Systems. Although his first customer was a bank, Bloomberg went

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NBAA 2018 is over – Veni, vidi, volavi 

NBAA 2018 is over – Veni, vidi, volavi 

The business jets and aviation stands are gone from the Orlando Convention Centre. Now replaced with refrigerators and lettuce of the Fresh Convention and, tomorrow, with the smell of sporran wax as the Scottish Highland Dance Convention takes place. But

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NetJets considers options at NBAA 2018

NetJets considers options at NBAA 2018

There is nothing like a big fleet order to get the headlines. And when you do not have a big order, announcing options is the next best. This morning NetJets announced that it has placed options on 175 super-midsize Cessna

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Embraer’s Latin flair involves Latin language

Embraer’s Latin flair involves Latin language

Embraer has launched two new aircraft: the Praetor 500 midsize jet and the Praetor 600 super-midsize business jet. The Praetor 600 is expected enter service in the second quarter of 2019, followed by the Praetor 500 in the third quarter

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