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A question of form (part 1) – what business aviation can learn from yachting

A question of form (part 1) – what business aviation can learn from yachting

There is a decent amount of overlap between yacht and aircraft buyers, so it is surprising how the two markets have evolved quite so differently. Especially when it comes to sales and purchases. You may be sceptical, but one of

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How to survive EBACE 2017

How to survive EBACE 2017

There is no escaping the fact that EBACE is going to feel like the most expensive business aviation show to visit – even if you are coming from Europe.  It is. Buying (or claiming) everything, from your hotel room to a bottle of

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Minsheng delivers first Chinese mainland registered Gulfstream G650

Minsheng delivers first Chinese mainland registered Gulfstream G650

Gulfstream G650 B-3255 passed through Anchorage on delivery to Beijing (Photo: Michael Carter) Minsheng Financial Leasing has delivered the first Gulfstream G650 to be registered on the Chinese mainland B- registry. According to records G650ER (MSN 618) was B-3255 in May.

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Why you need to install NextGen sooner, rather than later

Why you need to install NextGen sooner, rather than later

On January 1, 2020, most business aircraft will have to be equipped with Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (“ADS-B”) Out equipment to fly in controlled airspace in the US under the NextGen system. According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), that is

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Bahrain sovereign wealth fund buys stake in FAI

Bahrain sovereign wealth fund buys stake in FAI

Bahrain Mumtalakat, the sovereign wealth fund of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has made its first business aviation investment. The company has acquired a stake in Axtmann Aviation Holding, the parent company of FAI Group. FAI has a mixed owned, leased

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Bahrain Mumtalakat invests in FAI

Bahrain Mumtalakat invests in FAI

Bahrain Mumtalakat, the sovereign wealth fund of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has made its first business aviation investment. The company has acquired a stake in Axtmann Aviation Holding, the parent company of FAI Group. FAI has a mixed owned, leased and

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Trump now likes Ex-Im, but new bank head does not

Trump now likes Ex-Im, but new bank head does not

The Export-Import Bank of the United States was founded in 1934 and for its first 80 years it rarely attracted much mainstream attention. This changed when the Tea Party movement started attacking it for “crony capitalism” in 2012 and campaigned

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CJI Dubai 2017 Live

CJI Dubai 2017 Live

Three quarters of attendees at the Corporate Jet Investor Dubai conference say they are fairly optimistic about the Middle East business aviation market for the next two years. The anonymous interactive poll was taken at the beginning of the one

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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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