This issue features a special report on paint, or how to make a business jet even more beautiful and unique (or bizarre!). When you consider the extreme temperature ranges an aircraft has to endure as it goes from a runway in the Middle East or the Equator to cruise altitude at L45, paint really has to be special to retain its colour and gloss.
We also have a tremendous user case study featuring James Manley, the CEO of Atlantic-Pacific and one of the first members in Kenny Dichter’s new Wheels Up membership-based private jet travel venture.
This plus exclusive interviews with Metrojet CEO Bjorn Nam, Honda Aircraft Company CEO Michimasa Fujino, IDAIR CEO Andrew Muirhead provide an exciting tour de force across the industry.
Featured in this issue
James E Manley, founder of boutique investment bank Atlantic-Pacific Capital, grew up (like most American boys born in the 1950s) dreaming of being a cowboy. But unlike most children, who give up ...Read More
Cessna backs quality with service
Q: How long has your organisation been in the MRO field? A: Cessna entered the MRO field when the company entered the business jet market. The first service centres were opened in Wichita, Kansa...Read More
Every owner of a business jet wants their aircraft to look wonderful. Even those few individuals who seek complete anonymity in their travels and who want their jet to be an inscrutable ...Read More
Training houses continue cockpit growth
The irony of an apparent pickup in business aircraft flight activity is that, for the moment, pilots are too busy flying to have time to train. “Business aviation flying activity is up the last six ...Read More
Q&A: Andrew Muirhead
Q: How did the joint venture with Panasonic come about? A: On the Lufthansa Technik side we have a well-established CMS and IFE operation for business jet and VIP aircraft. We are a supplier to Bo...Read More
Growth without compromising quality
The Asia market has been hyped to the skies for years now, but companies like Metrojet that base themselves wholly in the region, and who are in it for the long haul, have learned to keep their feet s...Read More
The future… NOW
After all the anxieties and the hard work, it was tremendous for everyone involved to feel the buzz and the excitement that characterised EVA and the industry’s inaugural Future of Business Aviatio...Read More
Nextant’s bug next move… The G90
The next step in the highly successful business model at the heart of Nextant Aerospace’s strategy, namely the announcement of a second remanufacturing effort to go alongside the Nextant 400XTi, is ...Read More
Marco economic window
What is to be made of the likely direction of the global economy as we head deeper into the first quarter of 2014? On the plus side we have the World Bank’s January 2014 flagship report Global Econo...Read More