GE to close its corporate flight department

GE to close its corporate flight department

General Electric (GE) will close its corporate flight department as it tries to cut $2 billion in costs. In a statement sent to Corporate Jet Investor, the company says that it is “…executing on a plan to take out $2

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Spike Aerospace to begin test flights of the SX-1.2 demonstrator

Spike Aerospace to begin test flights of the SX-1.2 demonstrator

Spike Aerospace is set to begin a series of test flights of its first supersonic demonstrator aircraft this month. The SX-1.2 is a scaled, proof-of-concept aircraft that will help validate the aerodynamics of the S-512 Supersonic Jet. This is the next

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ConnectJets and Piaggio Aerospace showcase the Avanti EVO

ConnectJets and Piaggio Aerospace showcase the Avanti EVO

A day after the Air Charter Expo at London Biggin Hill Airport, ConnectJets and Piaggio Aerospace invited some guests and customers to experience the six-seat Avanti EVO twin-engine turboprop. The Avanti EVO was displayed at ACE 2017 and was then

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PlaneSense tests hangar fire system

PlaneSense tests hangar fire system

PlaneSense tested an emergency fire extinguishing system in its 40,000 ft sq aircraft hangar on 22 August. The test is done every five years, to comply with state and federal regulations, and, during it, non-toxic foam is rapidly fired out

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Asian Sky Group assists in BBJ sale into China

Asian Sky Group assists in BBJ sale into China

Asian Sky Group (ASG) has helped a Chinese client to acquire a pre-owned Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) into China. The aircraft, 2008 build BBJ1 MSN 37111/N92SR, was previously operated by an owner based in Europe. Since being sold, it has

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Cutter Aviation opens new FBO at Colorado Springs

Cutter Aviation opens new FBO at Colorado Springs

Cutter Aviation has celebrated the opening of its new FBO at Colorado Springs Municipal Airport. The FBO opening was marked with a formal ribbon cutting ceremony; a static aircraft display showcasing a Gulfstream 280, as well as TBM and HondaJet

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CJI Five Minute Week – Friday August 5, 2017

CJI Five Minute Week – Friday August 5, 2017

… Or, the one where Alud surprises nobody and picks a Chinese-registered aircraft as his aircraft of the week. In this week’s Five Minute Week, we take a look at Wheels Up, which is celebrating its fourth birthday this month.

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TBM 910 makes its US debut at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

TBM 910 makes its US debut at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

Daher is showcasing the new TBM 910 at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in at Wittman Regional Airport, Wisconsin until July 30. “Since the TBM 910’s formal announcement only three months ago, this aircraft has captured attention of the owner/pilot market,

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First flight for first Melbourne built Legacy 500

First flight for first Melbourne built Legacy 500

The first Melbourne built Embraer Legacy 500 midsize business jet made its maiden flight, just eight months after the first Legacy 450 mid-light jet. The aircraft performed as expected and all flight test procedures were successfully completed. “We are very

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CJI Podcast – Friday July 14, 2017

CJI Podcast – Friday July 14, 2017

… Or, the one with Rebecca and Rianne. In this week’s podcast we talk about how the charter market is enjoying summer growth. Alasdair also talks about his recent interview with VistaJet’s Thomas Flohr, as well as Wheels Up hitting

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