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Elit’Avia charts rise of ACMI arrangements

Elit’Avia charts rise of ACMI arrangements

A “significant shift in business aviation access and ownership models” has been identified by Elit’Avia. The Slovenian charter, management and operation services company says it has seen the aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI) arrangement become increasingly popular over the

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Keeping up standard (contracts)

Keeping up standard (contracts)

Some comfort and words of caution to business jet lenders (and lessors) using precedent/standard form documents. Paul Jebely, managing partner, Hong Kong, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman (Hong Kong), Deborah Ruff, partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman (London), and Julia Kalinina Belcher, counsel, Pillsbury Winthrop

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CJI podcast special – Avinode

CJI podcast special – Avinode

During NBAA-BACE 2017 CJI spent some time with the Avinode team talking about the current state of the market and how technology is changing business aviation for the better. As the premier private jet booking marketplace in the world, Avinode

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US Senate Bill officially drops “ticket tax” on US private jet flights

US Senate Bill officially drops “ticket tax” on US private jet flights

A new US Senate Bill caused a Twitterstorm recently when it appeared to give tax breaks to US owners of private jets. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, finalised on 2 December 2017, exempts private jet owners from paying taxes

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Zetta Jet stopping flying

Zetta Jet stopping flying

Zetta Jet, the Singaporean and US business jet charter company, is stopping operations on November 30. The company filed for Chapter 11 protection in September. It had arranged a $8.5 million loan with one of its lessors and customers to

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CJI Miami 2017 Live Blog : Bienvenidos a Miami

CJI Miami 2017 Live Blog : Bienvenidos a Miami

Whether you are attending or visiting online, as the great Will Smith said: Party in the city where the heat is on All night, in the hall till the break of dawn “Welcome to Miami” “Bienvenidos a Miami” He no

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Ctrl + P = aircraft: How additive manufacturing will reshape aviation

Ctrl + P = aircraft: How additive manufacturing will reshape aviation

Things have changed a lot since Dr Robert Sharman, global head of additive manufacturing (AM) at GKN, first became involved in 3D printing. In fact, when he started, neither term existed. His PhD was about powder deposition. The same thing

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Zetta Jet gets $8.5 million to fund restructuring

Zetta Jet gets $8.5 million to fund restructuring

One of Zetta Jet’s lessors and customers will provide up to $8.5 million in loans to help it restructure and exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The loan has been provided by Scout Aviation, a lessor, owned by financier Nathanial Rothschild.

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Isle of Man accused of lax VAT practices on private jets by EU

Isle of Man accused of lax VAT practices on private jets by EU

The Isle of Man has been accused of allowing private jet owners to dodge tax even when the rules say they should pay up. According to the Reuters news agency, EU officials suspect Isle of Man authorities do not properly

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Dassault Aviation denies helping customers avoid tax in latest Paradise Papers allegations

Dassault Aviation denies helping customers avoid tax in latest Paradise Papers allegations

Dassault Aviation is the latest business aviation company to be named in the Paradise Papers investigation into international tax avoidance by wealthy individuals and corporations. The allegations, published by the French newspaper Le Monde on Tuesday, are that the French

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