Archive for 2011

How to de-ice a private jet

December 5, 2011

Every winter snow and ice affect private flights and scheduled airlines alike. (You might remember during the snow last December that Heathrow’s planes were all grounded as Heathrow ran out of de-icing fluid). It is a…

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Chancellor gives date for introducing APD to private jet flights

November 30, 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?

November 29, 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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Can a private jet fly in the fog?

November 21, 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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Pilot shortages in business aviation

November 21, 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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The new Citation Latitude

November 1, 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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Private jet travel – top 10 tips

October 4, 2011

To make sure you are not missing out on industry secrets or committing a “jet etiquette” crime, here’s my top 10 tips for flying by private jet. 1. To ensure a speedy departure update your…

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Ed Miliband’s view on Private Equity

September 29, 2011

After his flagship ‘new bargain’ conference speech earlier this week, the labour leader Ed Miliband is attracting accusations of being anti-business, given the speech included an attack on corporate ethics. He described Private Equity companies…

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How much does it cost to hire a private jet?

September 21, 2011

This is one of the questions I am frequently asked. Many people who have not flown by private jet have no idea how much it costs to charter an aircraft. Even those who have used…

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