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Macaulay Culkin’s Christmas private jet

January 4, 2011 @ 21:51
by lizmoscrop
As Macaulay hits the news - just found fabulous article by Sean Hardy in the Independent from 1995 about his Christmas with the former child star, involving private jets and Europe's best hotels. Excerpt here, then enjoy via the link My Christmas with Macaulay Culkin Stretch limos, Lego snow, reindeer on the menu... Sean Hardy looks back at his oddest Christmas - in the bosom of the child star's family Teachers find themselves up to some funny business just before Christmas - explaining to your mates the glitter in your hair, lying to small children about Father Christmas. The real [...]

New year heralds plenty of Chinese takeaway for the West

January 4, 2011 @ 20:06
by lizmoscrop
So it's still all China, China, China in my inbox as the Western world eases into the New Year. Busy booking guest speakers for Asian Aerospace in Hong Kong - March 8-10 http://www.asianaerospace.com/. Also writing articles on business aviation in China for UK Aopa's GA Magazine, http://bit.ly/eG0UHc, Aviation International News http://www.ainonline.com, Corporate Jet Investor http://bit.ly/gTOHcW and Jet Gala magazine http://www.jetgala.com. There are interesting acquisitions afoot as leasing giants Minsheng Banking Corporation http://bit.ly/ezSEle start to carve out their territory with a likely fleet order of 10-15 business jets. Meanwhile fractional superstars NetJets Inc http://www.netjets.com will go into China with a 3-way JV, the first [...]

A grand total of new jets and rubbish airline flights

February 17, 2010 @ 12:44
by lizmoscrop
10,000 new bizjets in ten years time The latest figures from industry body GAMA make grim reading. However, business aviation analyst Brian Foley has taken a more optimistic stance, using sports scoring protocols as his guide. He reckons that business jet sales will grow at 2.7 percent over the next 10 years. Foley compared business aviation’s golden year – 2008 - with the dire 2009 and has produced a positive forecast. He predicts 8,900 business jets worth $170 billion will enter the market over the next decade. These new aircraft might anger green activists, since Foley also said business aircraft [...]

February 15, 2010 @ 11:42
by lizmoscrop
Reprieve for Coventry Airport? The BBC reported yesterday that beleaguered Coventry Airport may have won an extra lease of life. According to the news station, a Midlands-based company is looking at buying and taking over the running of the airport, Coventry council said. The airport is home to several flying schools, including Atlantic Flight Training Academy, sister company to Jordan's Ayla Aviation Academy - a powerful force in the business aviation field in the Middle East. Since the recent financial turmoil at the airport resulted airside operations stopping in December, Atlantic has repositioned its aircraft to nearby Wellesbourne Airport (15 [...]

NBAA 2009 – press day

October 20, 2009 @ 02:46
by lizmoscrop
Embraer steals the show at NBAA 2009 The 62nd annual shindig for the great and the good in the business aviation sector officially starts tomorrow in Orlando. While news was mostly about how the players are coping in a depressed market, one manufacturer stole the show – again – with a new aircraft announcement. Embraer launches Legacy 650… Embraer livened up a somewhat gloomy NBAA Convention press day today by announcing its new large-cabin Legacy 650, bringing its executive jet product range to seven. The latest $29.5 million addition to the Embraer Executive Jets family shares the same EMB-135 platform [...]

Inside a Gulfstream G550

September 20, 2009 @ 20:17
by lizmoscrop
Gulrstream's director of corporate communications Robert Baugniet was kind enough to show me around the company's current flagship Gulfstream G550 aircraft at Asian Aerospace. Gorgeous cabin![wpvideo uav0uVzr]

AsBAA biz av sessions Asian Aerospace highlight…

September 8, 2009 @ 20:07
by lizmoscrop
snapshot of AsBAA sessions at Asian Aerospace 2009

BizAv sessions highlight of Asian Aerospace 2009

September 5, 2009 @ 18:14
by lizmoscrop
Looking forward to next week's Asian Aerospace show

Paris Air Show – John Bingham talks about Piaggio

September 5, 2009 @ 17:15
by lizmoscrop
John Bingham talks about what makes Piaggio so special

Large Bizjets will fare well – not so midsize

September 3, 2009 @ 23:05
by lizmoscrop
Good news at last for new production bizjets as Bombardier and Gulfstream optimistic for short term.