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“Major negative impact” predicted for operators at SMO

“Major negative impact” predicted for operators at SMO

Aircraft operators are being warned to prepare for a “major negative impact” after a district judge lifted an order stopping work to shorten the runway at Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO). The City of Santa Monica has been authorised to

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Surf Air catches a European wave

Surf Air catches a European wave

Surf Air, which describes itself as “the world’s first all-you-can-fly membership airline”, has launched its first service between two of Europe’s leading financial centres. It had a successful maiden flight from London to Zurich at the end of September, and

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New Mente partnership aims to turn green into gold

New Mente partnership aims to turn green into gold

A new partnership aims to bring “order out of chaos” to the world of green VVIP aircraft completions. Dallas international aviation advisory firm Mente Group and Richard Roseman Airborne Designs (RRAD), of Sante Fe, have announced that they are launching

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Glyn Jones calls for UK government action to solve capacity crisis

Glyn Jones calls for UK government action to solve capacity crisis

Glyn Jones, CEO of Stobart Aviation, has called for the UK government to support ways to free up spare capacity at smaller airports across the UK. He says this will help to alleviate the capacity crisis in the UK aviation

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Business aviation professionals predict increase in demand for finance

Business aviation professionals predict increase in demand for finance

Business aviation professionals are predicting that demand for finance will increase over the next five years, thanks to a growing trend for potential buyers to use less of their own capital and the current attractive pricing of operating leases. They

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Jetcraft calls recovery and backs bigger aircraft for next ten years

Jetcraft calls recovery and backs bigger aircraft for next ten years

Jetcraft, one of the world’s largest buyers and sellers of business aircraft, is calling the end of the business jet downturn. The company forecasts that 8,349 aircraft will be delivered between now and 2026. Larger cabin aircraft will account for

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September flights up for 2017

September flights up for 2017

US Business jet activity is continuing its upwards trajectory. ARGUS US flight data shows a 5.2% increase in business jet flights year-on-year for September. This is the second month of at least 5% year-on-year growth so far this year. Part

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Jetcraft calls recovery and backs bigger aircraft for next ten years

Jetcraft calls recovery and backs bigger aircraft for next ten years

Jetcraft, one of the world’s largest buyer and seller of business aircraft, is calling the end of the business jet downturn. The company forecasts that 8,349 aircraft will be delivered between now and 2026. Larger cabin aircraft will account for

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Global Jet Capital rethinks aircraft remarketing and aims to simplify ownership

Global Jet Capital rethinks aircraft remarketing and aims to simplify ownership

It is not unusual for financial institutions to own aircraft that are for sale at trade shows. Leases end and sometimes aircraft need to be repossessed. But it is not something they typically advertise. At NBAA 2017, Global Jet Capital

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Supersonic business jet makes “validating” test flights

Supersonic business jet makes “validating” test flights

Supersonic business jet pioneer Spike Aerospace says its aircraft design has been validated by a successful series of test flights at the weekend. SA’s subsonic subscale SX-1.2 demonstrator aircraft flew for the first time on Saturday, in seven short flights

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