The pre-owned jet market is a complex entity that cannot always be predicted. Certain events happen that are unforeseen and unprecedented. These events have nothing to do with the aircraft itself but can affect its value. For example, in late 2014 the market for the Challenger 604 was stable with approximately 22 – 25 units on the open...Read more
If you're currently cosindering being a pilot , one or the other way, probably the most magical question that you keep asking yourself is how I can fund my pilot license studies? And you are not the only one who wonders about it. So how did aviation world arrive to the point of the pricy education, airlines ignorance and how is the industry...Read more
For those who are enthusiastic about the sky and airplanes, a flight attendant career is probably the shortest and the most direct path to aviation. And those who love travelling and is communicative and fast adapting in a multicultural environment should seriously consider adding this occupation to the list of dream professions. The Initial...Read more
The condition of the interior and exterior of your business jet is very important when it comes to selling your aircraft. These are the first things a potential buyer will notice when they come to view the aircraft and leave a lasting impression upon them after they leave. Marian Jancarik, Sales Director for Central & Eastern Europe at...Read more
A 1937 Lockheed Electra 10A that is a relic in the history of business aviation is finally brought home. It started its flight on May 21. After a 7-day transatlantic mission, the crew of six brought the aircraft after a 9.700 kilometer flight to its final home, Točna airport on the outskirts of Prague on May 28. Since the twin-engine double...Read more
At EBACE 2015 EBAA CEO Fabio Gamba described Eastern Europe as the “most challenging region right now”, he was describing the situation resulting from the Ukrainian crisis. Gamba advised that countries that border Ukraine; Romania, Bulgaria, Poland and Lithuania, had seen the most significant falls in business aviation traffic. The sector...Read more
“Where would you go on your honeymoon to make it very special for the one you deeply love. After all, this will be the most important day in our life?” David, a young man next to me in the coffee bar asked. The first place that came to my mind was Amalfi in Italy, south of Naples on the Gulf on Salerno. The town lies at the mouth of a...Read more
While in the Caribbean, I sat down with Steven Kong, Managing Director of TLC-Aviation, the executive handling operation of choice on St. Maarten. We talked about St. Barth, the exclusive destination of the "Rich and Famous". St. Barth's is short for the official name ‘Territorial Collectivity of Saint-Barthélemy’. It is part of the French...Read more
The Sukhoi SSJ-100 is the first commercial aircraft Russia has ever produced that has some appeal to western operators, and is to open the international market for the Irkut MC-21 narrow body aircraft to follow in 2020 at best. Sukhoi’s 93 seat, $35 million SSJ-100 has received thirty orders this year already (Aeroflot x 20, Interjet x 10)...Read more
With a background of falling oil prices and warnings of slow growth in the Middle East business aviation sector MEBA bucked the trend and delivered an outstanding, well organised event. The exhibition was officially opened on 8th December by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman...Read more
Gulfstream’s Russia based business jet fleet grew more than six-fold in the last six years. There are 53 customer-operated aircraft in Russia and a combined 76 in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The number of Dassault Falcon jets in the region has doubled over the past five years, with currently more than 60 Falcon jets...Read more
How serious can we take the various industry forecasts? When it comes to responding to an issue, a column writer is often hung up between Shakespeare’s “I’m not to please thee with my answer” and “Give thy thoughts no tongue”. Forecasts can make some people obscenely loaded and others obscenely depressed. Don’t let statistics rule...Read more
2016 weren’t easy for airlines around the globe that continue to struggle with ways of finding pilots to fill cockpit seats. 2017 is expected to be an even more pressing year, as Boeing, Airbus and other manufacturers keep accelerating their production, while the already small pool of qualified FOs and PICs grows at a significantly slower pace....
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