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CB SkyShare expands western operations

CB SkyShare expands western operations

From its base in Ogden, Utah, the CB Group started life nine years ago, mainly as an aircraft broker. Its founder, Cory Bengtzen, had previously worked in the automotive and finance industries but always had a passion for aviation. So

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Gulfstream expects NORDAM nacelles dispute with Pratt & Whitney Canada to impact G500 deliveries

Gulfstream expects NORDAM nacelles dispute with Pratt & Whitney Canada to impact G500 deliveries

Phebe Novakovic, chairman and CEO of Gulfstream’s parent company General Dynamics, says that the dispute between Pratt & Whitney Canada and NORDAM regarding the supply of engine nacelles will have an impact on deliveries of the new G500 business jet.

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ANA-Sojitz joint venture plans to target customers in Japan

ANA-Sojitz joint venture plans to target customers in Japan

Although the All Nippon Airlines (ANA) joint venture with Sojitz was created to target the airline’s customers flying into selected US destinations, ANA says that its main target is offering business-jet flights from Japan. The agreement was originally signed in

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NORDAM files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

NORDAM files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

NORDAM, the component manufacturer and repair company based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The filing only affects NORDAM’s US operations, not its international operations or affiliates. The voluntary filing will help the company reorganise and

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Elit’Avia expands into Asia, opens offices in Bangkok and Hong Kong

Elit’Avia expands into Asia, opens offices in Bangkok and Hong Kong

Slovenia-based business aircraft-management company Elit’Avia has opened two offices in Asia, as it looks to bring its European management expertise to the region. Originally the company had been planning its eastwards expansion through its acquisition by Singapore-based operator OJets. But

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China’s charter fleet has grown 40% in the past two years

China’s charter fleet has grown 40% in the past two years

The number of aircraft available for charter in mainland China grew by 40% between the middle of 2016 and the middle of 2018, according to a new report by Asian Sky Group (ASG). The report, published in early July, analyses

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NORDAM suspends production of Gulfstream G500 and G600 engine nacelles

NORDAM suspends production of Gulfstream G500 and G600 engine nacelles

NORDAM, the Tulsa OK based component manufacturer and repair company, says that it has been forced to halt production of engine nacelles for the Gulfstream G500 and G600 as part of a disagreement with Pratt & Whitney Canada. NORDAM supplies

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Wijet files for administration of UK subsidiary Blink

Wijet files for administration of UK subsidiary Blink

Wijet, the France-based charter operator, has filed for administration for its UK subsidiary Blink. An email sent to employees said: “Under the current circumstances there is no possibility to run a profitable business based on our sales and operations.” Although

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Seagrim and Walter launch Planet Nine with Falcon 7X fleet

Seagrim and Walter launch Planet Nine with Falcon 7X fleet

James Seagrim and Matt Walter have launched Planet Nine a new on-demand private- jet charter company operating Dassault Falcon 7X. It will start with one aircraft and aims to have four 7Xs by the end of the year. It will

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Updated: Nick Houseman leaves OJets and returns to Elit’Avia

Updated: Nick Houseman leaves OJets and returns to Elit’Avia

Nick Houseman has left OJets, where he was CEO, to return to Elit’Avia, which is partly owned by the Singaporean business-jet operator. The planned 100% acquisition of Elit’Avia by OJets has also been shifted to a 30% stake.  OJets will focus on owned

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