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The quest for the Holy Grail

The quest for the Holy Grail

The holy grail of business jet charter is solving the issue of empty legs. This happens when an aircraft needs to return to base, or position to a different airport to perform its next paid flight. It is generally accepted

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The optimist’s guide to 2017

The optimist’s guide to 2017

There are a lot of articles warning that the world faces real uncertainty in 2017 – including Bloomberg’s pessimist’s guide. But instead, let’s look at how the business aviation market could look if everything goes brilliantly. Here is an optimist’s guide

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Where are they now? The first 10 Gulfstream G650s

Where are they now? The first 10 Gulfstream G650s

Although it might not seem as momentous as some of the big moments in life, there are some people who remember where they were when the first Gulfstream G650 was delivered. The first aircraft were delivered on December 20, 2012.

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Gama Aviation announces Landmark US merger

Gama Aviation announces Landmark US merger

Gama Aviation, the business aviation operator, has started 2017 by merging its US operations with Landmark Aviation, BBA Aviation’s 90 aircraft US management business. BBA Aviation, the owner of the Signature FBO chain, acquired Landmark Aviation in 2016. The transaction

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JetSmarter raises $105 million to become first business aviation Unicorn

JetSmarter raises $105 million to become first business aviation Unicorn

JetSmarter this week raised $105 million in funding, at what it says is a $1.5 billion pre-money valuation. This makes it the first business aviation unicorn (a private company with a valuation of $1 billion). The company said the Series

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Zetta Jet merges with Advanced Air Management and Asia Aviation Company

Zetta Jet merges with Advanced Air Management and Asia Aviation Company

Zetta Jet has merged with both Advanced Air Management and Asia Aviation Company. Advanced Air Management are an aircraft management company with headquarters in Burbank California. Based in Singapore, Asia Aviation Company were one of the first dedicated private jet

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Freestream Aircraft celebrates 25 years

Freestream Aircraft celebrates 25 years

Launched in September 1991 by Alireza Ittihadieh (right), Freestream Aircraft has just celebrated its 25th anniversary. The aircraft broker and dealer has closed more than 700 transactions worth more than $18 billion. Ittihadieh started the business in London. It now

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Trump shows Boeing the Art of the Deal

Trump shows Boeing the Art of the Deal

In his seminal 1987 book Art of the Deal, Donald Trump outlined how he negotiated the purchase of a 727 from Diamond Shamrock, a Texan oil company. Yesterday, the President Elect demonstrated how to do it using Twitter. At 1.52pm

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Paul Touw’s serendipitous Stellar Labs

Paul Touw’s serendipitous Stellar Labs

It may have been serendipity, but for the last 20 years Paul Touw’s career has been pushing him towards launching Stellar, the private jet marketplace. In 1996 he was a co-founder of Ariba, a business to business market place that

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Global 7000 transfers to Wichita flight test centre

Global 7000 transfers to Wichita flight test centre

Global 7000 FTV1 has transferred to Bombardier’s Wichita flight test centre. According to flight tracking website Flightware.com, C-GLBO, msn 70001, departed Toronto’s Downsview Airport at 12:49 local time, and arrived at Wichita’s Dwight D Eisenhower National Airport at 14:59 local.

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