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London Assembly calls on mayor to stop commercialisation of RAF Northolt Airport

London Assembly calls on mayor to stop commercialisation of RAF Northolt Airport

The London Assembly has let the UK’s Ministry of Defence know how it feels about a proposed plan to commercialise RAF Northolt Airport, with one member calling the proposal “daft”. And members have called on London Mayor Sadiq Khan to

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A short(ish) history of Gulfstream

A short(ish) history of Gulfstream

There can’t be too many aircraft that are as immediately recognisable as a Gulfstream. They are the aircraft of choice for the rich and famous, and often used in films and on television to portray power, status and wealth. Although

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European business aviation takes off after decade in the doldrums

European business aviation takes off after decade in the doldrums

August 2017 has been the biggest month for European business aviation since the 2008 financial crash, according to the latest data. The news is cheering for the sector, which has struggled to return to the levels of activity it enjoyed

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New Asian Sky Group report says more infrastructure is needed

New Asian Sky Group report says more infrastructure is needed

A new report by Asian Sky Group (ASG) highlights the need for improved business aviation infrastructure in the region. “ASG’s Infrastructure Report highlights one of the industry’s greatest challenges,” said MD Jeffrey Lowe. “Within the next two years alone, Beijing,

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United Technologies to acquire Rockwell Collins for $30 billion

United Technologies to acquire Rockwell Collins for $30 billion

United Technologies Corp has announced that it plans to buy avionics supplier Rockwell Collins for $30 billion. The deal, which includes includes $23 billion in equity and $7 billion in debt, values Rockwell Collins at $140 per share in cash

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It’s all systems go for Gogo’s new 4G service

It’s all systems go for Gogo’s new 4G service

Internet connectivity specialist Gogo Business Aviation has got government approval for part of its new inflight Wi-Fi system. The Federal Aviation Administration has granted Supplemental Type Certification and Parts Manufacturer Approval for the dual-directional antennae that will be used with

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Kevin Brown joins Stonebriar from CIT as it rebrands as SCF Aviation Capital

Kevin Brown joins Stonebriar from CIT as it rebrands as SCF Aviation Capital

Kevin Brown has left CIT Business Aircraft Finance to join Stonebriar Commercial Finance Aviation Capital (SCF Aviation Capital) as vice president for portfolio management. He will report to Nicholas Sandler, executive vice president and senior managing director of Stonebriar Aviation

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ADS-B Out: The challenges of the 2020 mandate

ADS-B Out: The challenges of the 2020 mandate

Automatic dependent surveillance – broadcast (ADS-B) is rapidly becoming the hottest topic in business aviation. The deadline for the new broadcasting and positioning system is getting closer and closer, but there is still a huge number of aircraft that do

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Gulfstream G280 passes 100,000 flight hours

Gulfstream G280 passes 100,000 flight hours

The worldwide fleet of Gulfstream G280 business jets has recently passed 100,000 flight hours, within five years of the first G280 entering service. “The G280 continues to reinforce its status as the premier super mid-size aircraft in business aviation.” Dan

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Sales up but inventory and asking prices down, says report

Sales up but inventory and asking prices down, says report

Growth in the number of transactions has been balanced against a contraction in inventory and average asking prices during the first half of the year, according to new figures. Market research company AMSTAT Inc has released its latest Business Aircraft

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