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Market analysis: Business jet manufacturers recovering from downturn at different speeds

Market analysis: Business jet manufacturers recovering from downturn at different speeds

All business jet manufacturers cut production after 2008, but the speed at which they are rebuilding is very different. With customers cancelling orders in 2008, all of the business jet manufacturers were forced to cut production (although Embraer managed to

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Embraer delivers 119 business jets in 2013 after busy fourth quarter

Embraer delivers 119 business jets in 2013 after busy fourth quarter

Embraer has met its deliveries guidance for 2013 by delivering a total of 209 aircraft. Embraer has met its target for 2013 with a total of 209 aircraft deliveries, consisting of 90 commercial airliners and 119 business jets. In a

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JP Morgan predicts private jet delivery rise in 2014

JP Morgan predicts private jet delivery rise in 2014

JP Morgan predicts a 10% gain on the number of new private jets delivered in 2014. US-based asset management and investment company JP Morgan is predicting that 2014 will see a rise in private jet delivery numbers, although overall percentage

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Luxaviation acquires Unijet to become Europe’s third largest operator

Luxaviation acquires Unijet to become Europe’s third largest operator

Luxaviation acquires Unijet in a deal advised by Saphir Capital Partners, Luxaviation has continued its shopping spree by completing the purchase of French private jet operator Unijet, following its successful purchase of Belgium-based operator Abelag in 2013. Based at Paris

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Four die in German Citation crash

Four die in German Citation crash

Four people have died in a German Citation crash, which happened on 12 January 2014 near Trier in Western Germany. Four people travelling on board a US registered-Citation I private jet have died, after the aircraft came down near the small

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Why the business jet recovery is (finally) coming in 2014

Why the business jet recovery is (finally) coming in 2014

Only an idiot would predict a recovery in 2014… but it is coming. I hate to make this my main prediction for 2014, but this will be the year the business jet market starts recovering. Yes, I know this has

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Dassault expects Falcon 5X fuselage assembly in April 2014

Dassault expects Falcon 5X fuselage assembly in April 2014

Dassault is aiming to complete the prototype Falcon 5X fuselage by the end of April 2014. Dassault is targeting the end of April 2014 for the prototype fuselage assembly of its new $45 million Falcon 5X twinjet, with vertical assembly

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Aspen Challenger 601 crash claims one life

Aspen Challenger 601 crash claims one life

A Bombardier Challenger 601 private jet, carrying three passengers, crashes in Aspen, Colorado, claiming one life. A 1994-build Bombardier Challenger 601-3R (msn 5153 / N115WF) has crashed at Aspen Pitkin County airport, claiming one life and critically injuring one other.

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Family business: Father and son take two Gulfstream G650 private jets in three days

Family business: Father and son take two Gulfstream G650 private jets in three days

The Sawaris family in Egypt accepts delivery of two Gulfstream G650 private jets with a combined value of $118 million. Some families have two cars, some affluent families even have two homes, but a family of Egyptian billionaires has taken

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Embraer delivers first Phenom 300 to Chinese customer

Embraer delivers first Phenom 300 to Chinese customer

Brazilian airframer Embraer has delivered its first Phenom 300 light jet to a Chinese customer. Embraer have delivered the first of their $8.76m Phenom 300 light jets to a Chinese customer, six months after the Brazilian-based manufacturer announced an order

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