Ernest leaves Textron Aviation for golf course(s)

Ernest leaves Textron Aviation for golf course(s)

  The things people will do to avoid visiting Orlando. Just three days before the National Business Aviation Association’s Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), Textron has announced that Scott Ernest is now switching to become president and CEO of

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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

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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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Kenn Ricci’s Directional Aviation buys PrivateFly

Kenn Ricci’s Directional Aviation buys PrivateFly

One Sky, part of Directional Aviation, has acquired online charter broker PrivateFly. Adam Twidell and his wife Carol Cork (pictured) founded PrivateFly in 2008 by mortgaging their house and created the first real online business jet charter portal. The husband

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Maintain it and they will come

Maintain it and they will come

The last few years have seen bucketloads of money invested in aviation technology companies offering to disrupt business aviation. But there are also lots of opportunities in the less-fashionable, less-glamorous but critical maintenance market. As well as Gama Aviation’s capital

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Optimism jumps the pond

Optimism jumps the pond

When the US business jet market catches optimism, Europe follows.  This is dreadful paraphrasing, but also true. There are signs that it is already happening. We are not talking about the aircraft-buying boom that has been promised every year since

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