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Marketing business aviation – Richard Thomas on how to grow sales

Marketing business aviation – Richard Thomas on how to grow sales

Richard Thomas has spent almost 20 years in private and business aviation marketing. During this time he has worked across all parts of the industry. He has worked for, and represented, manufacturers (Bombardier Business Aviation, Hawker Beechcraft, Nextant), operators (Hangar8,

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Gama Aviation appoints Medley and Steeves to board

Gama Aviation appoints Medley and Steeves to board

Neil Medley, Gama Aviation PLC’s chief operating officer (COO), has been to appointed to the listed business aviation company’s board. The company has also appointed Dr Richard Steeves as an independent non-executive director. Medley joined Gama as COO in September

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GE Aviation runs ATP engine for first time

GE Aviation runs ATP engine for first time

GE Aviation has achieved its “biggest and most important” goal of 2017, by running its new Advanced Turboprop engine for the first time. The engine, which has cost $400 million to develop, was run on 22 December at GE Aviation’s

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2018 – the business aviation year in preview

2018 – the business aviation year in preview

However you celebrate the New Year this weekend, it is humbling to know that you are following a tradition stretching back many millennia. Scottish archaeologists have found a lunar calendar dating back 10,000 years to the Mesolithic period (some 5000 years before

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Coming soon: four brand new private jets worth waiting for

Coming soon: four brand new private jets worth waiting for

Hold it! If you are just about to buy yourself a brand new private jet, it may be worth waiting for one of the new models coming on to the market in the next few years. Despite a tough market,

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NBAA celebrates “major victory” for business aviation in new US tax bill

NBAA celebrates “major victory” for business aviation in new US tax bill

The business aviation industry is celebrating a “major victory” after US politicians included a provision to allow businesses to write off the cost of buying a business aircraft in one year in the tax reform bill. The National Business Aviation

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US tax reform bill threatens aircraft sales

US tax reform bill threatens aircraft sales

Aviation transaction specialist Jeffrey Towers is warning of “negative implications for the US aviation market” if politicians make it harder to buy corporate jets. Reforms to the US tax code are currently going through Congress, with alternatives being offered by

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Dassault cancels the Falcon 5X

Dassault cancels the Falcon 5X

Dassault has formally begun the process of cancelling its new Falcon 5X business jet, due to ongoing issues with its Safran engines. The Silvercrest engines that were due to power the aircraft suffered multiple delays, pushing back the first Falcon

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Elit’Avia charts rise of ACMI arrangements

Elit’Avia charts rise of ACMI arrangements

A “significant shift in business aviation access and ownership models” has been identified by Elit’Avia. The Slovenian charter, management and operation services company says it has seen the aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI) arrangement become increasingly popular over the

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Keeping up standard (contracts)

Keeping up standard (contracts)

Some comfort and words of caution to business jet lenders (and lessors) using precedent/standard form documents. Paul Jebely, managing partner, Hong Kong, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman (Hong Kong), Deborah Ruff, partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman (London), and Julia Kalinina Belcher, counsel, Pillsbury Winthrop

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