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New Desert Jet CEO ‘aims to make the business a small giant’

New Desert Jet CEO ‘aims to make the business a small giant’

Desert Jet’s new CEO Jared Fox is on a mission. His aim is to focus his decades of aviation experience – spanning fixed-base operations, airport management, jet charter, aircraft management and consultancy – to expand the Desert Jet brand. “My

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Business jet seized after international law enforcement agencies stage drug raids

Business jet seized after international law enforcement agencies stage drug raids

These low-resolution images of the business jet involved in one of the drugs raids were supplied by Europol. A business jet has been seized as part of an international action, co-ordinated by Europol and the US Drug Enforcement Administration, to

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Business jet option offered to 700 trainee pilots in new CAE cadet pilot training plan

Business jet option offered to 700 trainee pilots in new CAE cadet pilot training plan

Cadet pilots can choose to train on Challenger 300s and Citation Xs. More than 700 new professional pilots are to be offered the option of training on business jets, as part of CAE’s new cadet training plan for Southwest Airlines’s

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Equity Bank launches aircraft finance division

Equity Bank launches aircraft finance division

Equity Bank, the Wichita, Kansas-based community bank, has launched an aircraft finance division. The new division is being set up by Morgan Littell, who joins Equity Bank from UMB Financial. Equity Bank, a wholly owned banking subsidiary of Equity Bancshares,

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Learjet 75 Liberty buyer’s and investor’s guide

Learjet 75 Liberty buyer’s and investor’s guide Updated

If you were in the market for a private aircraft in the early ’60s, you’d know there was nothing that came close to the performance of the Learjet. It wasn’t the first civilian jet for sale, but it was the

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Airbus unveils new airliner concept ‘Bird of Prey’

Airbus unveils new airliner concept ‘Bird of Prey’

At the Royal International Air Tattoo in Fairford (19-21 July), Airbus announced its latest proof of concept – ‘Bird of Prey’ (BOP). True to its name, the BOP was designed to emulate the flight principles used by birds – such

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Did Cessna put the Hemisphere on hold too early?

Did Cessna put the Hemisphere on hold too early?

On July 17th, 2019, Cessna revealed it was putting plans for its upcoming Hemisphere large business jet on hold, saying that it was doing so because of on going issues with the Safran Silvercrest engines that were due to power

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Exclusive: Hamish Harding on his world record-breaking circumnavigation flight

Exclusive: Hamish Harding on his world record-breaking circumnavigation flight

The Gulfstream crew pictured on the ramp at the Kennedy Space Center after their record-breaking flight. Fifty years ago this weekend, the five-year old Hamish Harding watched astronaut Neil Armstrong take his first steps on the moon, pictured on his

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Lightning strikes twice, as Cessna puts Hemisphere on hold

Lightning strikes twice, as Cessna puts Hemisphere on hold

Cessna says that it is putting the development of its new Citation Hemisphere business jet “on hold”, due to a lack of progress on the Safran Silvercrest engines that were due to power it. Scott Donnelly, chairman and CEO of

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China wants to sanction US firms selling arms to Taiwan

China wants to sanction US firms selling arms to Taiwan

In the latest move in its trade war with Washington, Beijing is looking to impose sanctions against US firms that have been selling military hardware to Taiwan. China sees Taiwan as one of its own provinces, a province that will

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