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Spring is in the air…

... Literally in our industry’s case. Traditionally this is the time for growth, new beginnings and births and fortunately my inbox seems to be bearing this out with a plethora of press releases with actual concrete good news, rather than simple vague numbers that melt into nothing when scrutinised closely. My favourite number crunchers’ though are Richard Koe and his team at WingX, who offer a complete industry monitoring service, including a free snapshot every month. Go and find them here. However, if time is short and you rely on me for accuracy, last months’ European stats are cautiously positive. The [...]

How has Pilatus worked China JV?

This has interested me enough to update my annual blog today :) Pilatus Aircraft Industry issued a release today following on from December's news that it was to set up shop in China. It formally opened up on  August 5th in Chongqing. The new joint venture with TXJY – Beijing Tian Xing Jian Yu Science has an  initial contract to supply  50 PC-12s/PC-6s - but the release doesn't say where they're going. One of the reasons cited for the move is the gradual opening up of Chinese air space - indeed this has been part of the current five year [...]