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So that was 2018 – the year in review

So that was 2018 – the year in review

New Year is fast approaching, but it is worth looking back on 2018 before it is over. On the whole it was a good year for business aviation. US buyers dominated causing the number of pre-owned aircraft available for sale

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Colin Steven avoids jail for bribery by helping investigators

Colin Steven avoids jail for bribery by helping investigators

C Colin Steven, a former Embraer Executive Jet salesperson, has been spared jail after admitting to bribing a Saudi government official to win an aircraft sale. Steven pleaded guilty to various offenses in December 2017 and was given a “non-incarceratory”

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Stonebriar Commercial takes delivery of Bombardier’s first Global 7500

Stonebriar Commercial takes delivery of Bombardier’s first Global 7500

Bombardier has delivered the first of its new Global 7500 business jets. The Canadian manufacturer marked the delivery in a special ceremony at its Montreal headquarters on December 20. Although the first delivery was speculated to be to long-time Bombardier

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Chris Doerr exits Aircraft Cost Calculator

Chris Doerr exits Aircraft Cost Calculator

Chris Doerr has left Aircraft Cost Calculator (ACC) the company he founded in 2011. He has sold the business to Sandhills Publishing, the media company that owns Controller and Executive Controller. Sandhills Publishing will now run the business.  “I started

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The ultimate CJI guide to business aircraft connectivity

The ultimate CJI guide to business aircraft connectivity

“We are all now connected by the internet,” said the late Stephen Hawking, “Like neurons in a giant brain.” When it comes to choosing between different options for your private jet to connect with the rest of the world, it’s

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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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HK investigates corruption at L’VOYAGE and Joy Fly

HK investigates corruption at L’VOYAGE and Joy Fly

Hong Kong’s Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) has brought charges against one employee of Joy Fly Jet Limited (Joy Fly) and two from L’VOYAGE in an alleged bribery case. According to a statement on the ICAC website, the two employees

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Bombardier sets December 20 for first Global 7500 delivery

Bombardier sets December 20 for first Global 7500 delivery

Bombardier says that it will deliver the first of its new Global 7500 business jets on December 20, 2018. The first aircraft will be handed over during a special ceremony at the company’s Montreal Dorval Airport facility, to an unidentified

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Corporate Jet Investor launches new CJIQ quarterly magazine

Corporate Jet Investor launches new CJIQ quarterly magazine

Corporate Jet Investor is launching Corporate Jet Investor Quarterly (CJIQ) a new print and digital magazine. Published four times a year, CJIQ will have longer articles and features looking at the industry in a new way. Copies will be distributed

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Top brokers discuss global business jet market prospects

Top brokers discuss global business jet market prospects

Despite the emergence of strong growth rates in private business aviation in Asia and elsewhere, Europe and North America still represent over 90% of all private flight activity. Of this, however, Europe only accounts for 20%. Asia and the rest

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