WINTER 2015/2016

issue 32

Our feature article this time round covers Omar Halawani, the new President & CEO of Nexus and his plans for 2016. John Jordan, CEO of Jordan Vineyard & Winery and an enthusiastic G3 owner and pilot is our high net worth interview.

However, the top business aviation story of 2015, undoubtedly, has to be Flexjet’s order for 20 of Aerion’s yet-to-be built AS2 supersonic jets. At a stroke that turned business aviation’s dream of supersonic travel into a reality, particularly since, with the support of Airbus, Aerion CEO Doug Nichols – interviewed in this issue – now has the production guns to bring the jet to market. Definitely one to watch.

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Featured in this issue

  • Stronger together

    Marcel de Nooijer wears several hats within the multi-airline organisation that is Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo. His role as managing director of Martinair Holland gives him responsibility for all o...

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  • Bracing for Super Bowl 50

     On February 7th 2016 Super Bowl 50 comes to the San Francisco Bay Area in California, to Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, home to the San Francisco 49ers. Unfortunately for local fans, the 49ers h...

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  • Supersonic is go

    On 17 November 2015, Aerion announced that Ken Ricci’s Flexjet had placed a firm order for 20 of the company’s supersonic AS2 business jets at $120 million a time. Almost instantly, the whole busi...

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  • Light Jets rule OK?

     JetSuite CEO Alex Wilcox is a firm believer in the light jets charter market. His company is consistently rated in the top four or five US charter operators in terms of number of hours flown and Je...

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  • In Vino Veritas

     John Jordan, CEO of Jordan Vineyard & Winery, was born on May 25th 1972 – the same year his parents bought a parcel of land in Healdsburg, in California’s Alexander Valley. His parents knew...

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  • Safety checks

    In October 2014, Avinode sold safety audit specialist, Wyvern, to Nexus for an undisclosed sum. The company had been acquired by Avinode as a by-product of its acquisition in 2010 of rival online char...

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  • Travel security matters

    Travel tends to be an integral part of life for just about every individual and every corporation that owns a private jet. If it wasn’t, what would they need the jet for? It is a highly expensive o...

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  • Taking the long view

    With steady growth every year since 2008, and with the company’s international reach now well secured, Jetcraft is in an excellent position to forecast where business aviation is likely to be in 2...

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  • Past and Future under the microscope

    What is to be said about 2015? Not the year we’d hoped for, certainly. As I write this in mid-December, the markets are in the midst of another wobble – hopefully before they gather themselves for...

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