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IAI reaffirms commitment to Gulfstream G280 program

IAI reaffirms commitment to Gulfstream G280 program

Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) has reaffirmed its commitment to Gulfstream’s G280 program. Under its agreement with Gulfstream, IAI builds the G280 in Israel and then flies the aircraft to Gulfstream’s Dallas facility where the interior is completed, and the exterior

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Rockwell & Collins

Rockwell & Collins

Engine and avionics manufacturers often feel that they get a rough deal. Everyone gets excited about new aircraft launches. But drawing a crowd to the launch of a new Head Up Display or even an engine is much tougher. No

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United Technologies buys Rockwell Collins for $30 billion

United Technologies buys Rockwell Collins for $30 billion

With the completion of United Technologies Corporation’s (UTC) $30 billion acquisition of Rockwell Collins, one of the world’s largest aerospace equipment suppliers, the effects will ripple throughout the aviation industry. The new acquisition, which was closed on November 26, will

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Wayne Starling’s advice for anyone starting out in business aviation

Wayne Starling’s advice for anyone starting out in business aviation

Recently, I had the pleasure of being on a panel at the Corporate Jet Investor conference in Miami.  One of the questions asked was for any guidance or counseling that I could give a new person starting out in the

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Hong Kong: Playing the slots

Hong Kong: Playing the slots

Hong Kong might be ranked the fourth best city in the world in which to do business, yet business-jet operators are finding it increasingly difficult to gain access to its airport. Business aviation movements are handled at the airport by

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Deer Jet  for sale as over-extended HNA Group looks for cash

Deer Jet for sale as over-extended HNA Group looks for cash

HNA Group is looking to sell Deer Jet, the largest business jet operator in China. The Chinese airline-to-hotel conglomerate is looking to raise cash to repay debt due in 2019. The company had hoped to sell Deer Jet for RMB3

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Luxaviation’s Patrick Hansen on helping smaller operators and mistakes

Luxaviation’s Patrick Hansen on helping smaller operators and mistakes

Buying a company is easy. Integrating it is not. Luxaviation came into being in 2010 when Patrick Hansen, a financier and the group’s chairman and CEO, acquired a Luxembourg operator. After eight years and more than 10 acquisitions later it

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Rationality in an irrational market

Rationality in an irrational market

Mike McCracken, president of Hawkwye Aircraft Acquisitions, argues that the pre-owned aircraft is ruled by human behaviour rather than pure economic theory. And that back-t0-back deals damage the market.   In the standard economic model, markets should perform rationally.  The assumption

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Denzil White returns to Metrojet

Denzil White returns to Metrojet

Denzil White has returned to Hong Kong’s Metrojet, as the new managing director of the aircraft management and charter department. White had previously worked for Metrojet as its director of operations, before heading up HNA Group’s Hongkong Jet division. White

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Don’t buyback in anger

Don’t buyback in anger

Despite the high levels of activity in the pre-owned market and some genuinely exciting products – such as Bombardier’s Global 7500 which was certificated by the FAA this week – selling new aircraft is still hard work. Things are a

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