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Smart money returns to business aviation

Smart money returns to business aviation

Entrepreneurs like Vistajet’s Thomas Flohr are betting their on money on the chance that the business jet market will turn around very soon. Great news in Europe this month, as the number of business aviation movements increased in August for

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Predicting the business jet recovery: the old metrics are outdated

Predicting the business jet recovery: the old metrics are outdated

As wealth grows outside of the US, demand for corporate jets is expected to do the same. No one has a crystal ball but everyone wants a prediction. Forecasting is an essential tool for any asset investor. But the model

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European business aviation grows for the first time in almost two years

European business aviation grows for the first time in almost two years

EBAA reports a 0.2 per cent year-on-year growth for European business aviation movements in August 2013. Business aviation movements within the European Union increased by 0.2 per cent in August 2013, when compared with last year, to end a 22-month

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London City Airport’s new look private jet centre

London City Airport’s new look private jet centre

Since refurbishing its passenger lounge and streamlining services, London City Airport Jet Centre expects to attract more leisure and business flights from corporate jet users. London City Airport completed an extensive refurbishment of its private jet centre this summer and

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The ageing business jet fleet

The ageing business jet fleet

Experts in the US say values for older business jets will never return. One of the subjects that kept coming up at our Miami conference this week was older aircraft. They were discussed in several sessions and if you consider

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Gulfstream grows Russian business jet fleet

Gulfstream grows Russian business jet fleet

More than a quarter of Gulfstream’s European business jet fleet is now based in Russia. Gulfstream has grown its fleet of aircraft in Russia from eight in 2007 to 53 today, according to an announcement at JetExpo 2013. The manufacturer

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Embraer expects China order 805 business jets over the next decade

Embraer expects China order 805 business jets over the next decade

Embraer remains optimistic about China, after releasing its 2014-2023 outlook at this year’s Chinese International Business Aviation Show in Beijing. Embraer has forecasted a total of 805 new business jet orders to come from China over the next 10 years.

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VistaJet takes on the US with help from Jet Aviation and Wheels Up

VistaJet takes on the US with help from Jet Aviation and Wheels Up

VistaJet will place 12 Global business jets on Jet Aviation’s air operator’s certificate. VistaJet revealed today that starting from next year, Jet Aviation will operate and manage 12 new Bombardier Global business jets in the US on the Swiss company’s

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Pollard Spares: Breaking up aircraft is never easy

Pollard Spares: Breaking up aircraft is never easy

Meet the Texan company that wants to take apart your business jet and re-sell the parts. With business jet deliveries dwindling since 2008 and aircraft manufacturers slowing-down production or even ceasing it completely, you could be forgiven for thinking there

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Selling a VIP business jet to Colonel Gaddafi

Selling a VIP business jet to Colonel Gaddafi

Gaddafi’s purchase of his A340 made the seller $25 million before commission. But it also involved more than three years of arguments, stress and broken promises. VIP aircraft sales are confidential transactions. Aircraft sales involving world leaders are especially secret.

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