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Business aviation’s lost decade

Business aviation’s lost decade

In 2013 Citigroup issued a depressing piece of research suggesting that the business jet market faced a “lost decade” of flat deliveries. It argued that manufacturers had built too many aircraft during the 2000s boom – so the next 10 years

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ACASS India: ‘We’ve been here through thick and thin, and we’re here to stay”

ACASS India: ‘We’ve been here through thick and thin, and we’re here to stay”

ACASS, the Canadian business jet company, is optimistic about India. In February it joined with Invision Air, a Mumbai operator, to create ACASS India. Vinit Phatak is India president with Jayant Nadkarni vice-president. “Collaborating with ACASS is a natural fit

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China drops fees for registering B- aircraft

China drops fees for registering B- aircraft

Aircraft owners will no longer have to pay a fee to register their aircraft on the mainland China B- register. The abolition of the registration fee is part of a larger Chinese government plan to stop charging fees across several

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EBAA appoints Brandon Mitchener as new CEO

EBAA appoints Brandon Mitchener as new CEO

Brandon Mitchener has joined the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) as the new CEO. He will take up his new position on April 3, 2017. Mitchener began his career as a foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, as well

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Puja Mahajan: “Elit’Avia will never be a large fleet organization”

Puja Mahajan: “Elit’Avia will never be a large fleet organization”

Elit’Avia, the Slovenian and Maltese business jet operator, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. It now has a fleet of 21 midsize to long range business aircraft. Puja Mahajan, Elit’Avia’s CEO outlines the company’s plans for the next 10 years. Corporate Jet Investor:

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Getting your message out: Public relations and business aviation

Getting your message out: Public relations and business aviation

For an industry all about communications, the public relations (PR) industry is actually a private one. When a newspaper or magazine features a company you do not see how the journalist found out about them or why they have chosen to

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Chinese business jet buyers no longer need government approval for B- aircraft

Chinese business jet buyers no longer need government approval for B- aircraft

China’s CAAC has abolished a rule stating that Chinese buyers needed to gain government approval before buying and registering business jets on the local B- registry. The change in rules, which affects both new and pre-owned sales, came into effect

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Time bandits

Time bandits

Mike McCracken, the founder of Hawkeye Aircraft Acquisitions, has been selling aircraft for 37 years and still loves it. But he is trying to change the few things that get him very angry. One of his biggest frustrations is how

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CJI Weekly podcast #3 – Friday March 3

CJI Weekly podcast #3 – Friday March 3

The focus of this weeks’ podcast is Flexjet, who introduced their new Nextant 400XTi to brokers and the media at Farnborough Airport. We spoke to Ray Jones, international managing director, who explained what Flexjet will be offering in Europe, as

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The CJI Interview: Ray Jones, international managing director, Flexjet

The CJI Interview: Ray Jones, international managing director, Flexjet

CJI sat down with Flexjet international managing director Ray Jones at Farnborough Airport during the company’s Nextant 400XTi launch. During the interview Jones explained the services that Flexjet will be offering in Europe and explains why the Nextant 400XTi is

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