Chancellor gives date for introducing APD to private jet flights

Date:
November 30th, 2011

In his Autumn statement yesterday, the chancellor George Osborne announced that Air Passenger Duty on private jet flights would be introduced in April 2013. His statement read “The Government will proceed with the extension of…

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Will private jet charter be affected by public sector strikes?

Date:
November 29th, 2011

Tomorrow morning I am flying into London Heathrow at 7AM in the morning on a long-haul scheduled flight from Brazil (I’ve been to visit the Embraer factory – more on that to follow). I’m already…

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Pilot shortages in business aviation

Date:
November 21st, 2011

At The Future of Business Jets conference in London in November 2011, I chaired an industry round table on pilot shortages. This is a very brief summary of the discussion (please excuse the bullet points…

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Can a private jet fly in the fog?

Date:
November 21st, 2011

This morning freezing fog has affected flights from London Heathrow and London City Airport (which on a non-foggy day has one of the world’s most stunning airport approaches). Private jets are available to fly at…

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Can a private jet fly in the snow?

Date:
November 16th, 2011

With winter starting to tighten its grip in the Northern Hemisphere and weather forecasts indicating another record-breaking big freeze this winter, travel disruption is a major worry for many people. A white Christmas may be…

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The new Citation Latitude

Date:
November 1st, 2011

Last month at the NBAA (National Business Aviation Association) in Las Vegas, manufacturer Cessna unveiled a new mid-sized business jet aircraft, the Citation Latitude. This was their second new aircraft announcement in two weeks –…

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