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Embracing change

The business aviation landscape, from technology to legislation, is changing constantly. US FBO chain Elliott Aviation advises adapting too

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Work smarter, not harder

Stefano Costi is the co-founder of the Swiss software company behind a new online booking platform, Jet Scout, which aims to make life easier for operators and customers

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View from the mountain top

Randall Honea, general manager at TAC Air McGee Tyson Airport, explains how a recent refurbishment has made the view inside his FBO as good as the one outside

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Flying into Cuba

Encore Jets, like many private jet companies, has started offering flights to Cuba. We spoke to CEO Christopher Bannister and president Sami Belbase to find out what’s involved

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Never forget: kindness, courtesy and care

Reed Pigman Jr, owner and president of Texas Jet, an FBO at Meacham International Airport in Forth Worth, Texas, on the golden rules of customer service

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Building a better business

Alex Berry has set up a consultancy firm to help business aviation companies drive sales and encourage repeat customers. So where is the industry going wrong?

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Ripe for expansion

B Coleman Aviation at Gary/Chicago International Airport is about to undertake a multi-phase expansion project. Its president, John Girzadas, reveals what lies ahead

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Creating a luxury experience

SEA Prime has teamed up with Associazione Montenapoleone to launch a new VIP lounge at its Milano Linate Prime FBO in Italy

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Funding on the fly

Paul Sykes, the managing director of FlyFunder, a new online marketplace created by AirFinance, reveals how the platform connects buyers of business jets with financiers

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Postcard from Finland

Sami Simola, head of apron services and FBO manager for Finavia in Finland, on the current expansion at Helsinki Airport and working for a state-owned operator

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Up for the challenge

ExecuJet’s new group FBO director, Ettore Poggi, reveals how he is settling into the role and what comes next for this major business aviation company 

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Gearing up for winter

The upcoming ski season is the busiest time of year for Sion Airport, located in the Swiss Alps, says director Aline Bovier, but how is it luring business aviation? 

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Planning for growth

Neil Cochrane, co-founder and group chairman of 51 North, on expansion through acquisition, Brexit, and working with family members 

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October 11, 2016


Launching a jet charter service

Mark Green, CEO of the newly-launched luxury jet charter company Volanteus in the UK, reveals how his company is set to take on the market

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October 4, 2016


Raising the bar

Joe McDermott, Global FBO Consult’s senior business aviation consultant, recalls his time ushering in new safety and customer service standards at an African FBO

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September 7, 2016


Remote control

Morgan Walker, inventor of new aircraft hangar monitoring system HangarBot, tells Business Airport International about the solution's modern approach to hangar monitoring and safety

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August 24, 2016


The regional view

The new chair of the Regional and Business Airport Group (RABA), Neil Pakey, reveals his plans for the organization’s 33 airport members in a post-Brexit era

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July 26, 2016


Next big thing

Among the world’s continents, Africa has the world’s fastest-growing economy and presents a multitude of opportunities for business aviation operators looking to expand their horizons. Rady Fahmy, executive director of the African Business Aviation Association, talks more about the options available

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July 15, 2016


All inclusive

Joe McDermott, Global FBO Consult’s senior business aviation consultant, explains the importance of getting everyone involved in ramp safety management

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June 28, 2016


Steps to success

Jim Lara, principal at Gray Stone Advisors, outlines his five steps for how business aviation leaders can be more effective communcators

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June 23, 2016


Complete package

Julian Tubb, director at aviation consultancy Total AOC, explains how business airport operators can make the most of their safety management system

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May 31, 2016


European heavy weight

The EBAA’s latest report reveals the importance of business aviation to the wider European economy. The association’s CEO Fabio Gamba explains how the industry can use this report to improve its public image

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May 11, 2016


"Cancer doesn't skip a state, and neither do we"

Corporate Angel Network is saving the lives of thousands of cancer patients across the USA. Peter H Fleiss, executive director emeritus, tells BAI more about the charity

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April 20, 2016


Know before you go

Adam Twidell, PrivateFly CEO, shares his top five tips for private aviation customers traveling to France for the Cannes Film Festival in May

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March 30, 2016


Time for a safety refresh

Following the latest EASA mandate, David Young, aviation customer services consultant at Ideagen, looks at its implications for business aviation and asks if it is time to take a fresh look at your organization.

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March 15, 2016


A place in paradise

Nirvan Veerasamy, co-founder and managing director of YU Lounge, shares his vision for business aviation in Mauritius and St Kitts

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March 1, 2016


To share or not to share?

In recent years, numerous private pilots in the USA and Europe have been able to offer cost-shared flights to passengers through ridesharing websites such as Flytenow, Wingly or Skyüber. While this practice has now been banned in the USA, Europe continues to tolerate it. So, who is right? Aviation lawyer Philippe Renz examines the current situation.

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February 15, 2016


Private jet brands: Choosing the right approach

Private jet companies have tended to sell the business and the pleasure of what they do as one integrated package. Worldwide brand strategy expert Mark Di Somma draws on the thinking of Jean-Noël Kapferer to explain the differences between luxury and premium and examines how the two ideas might be separately applied to the branding and marketing of private jet services.

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February 2, 2016


Ambitious plans

Omar Halawani was appointed president and CEO of flight operations service provider Nexus on December 1, 2015. He speaks to Business Airport International about his new role and how he is preparing the company for global growth

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January 6, 2016


Center of excellence

Business Airport International explores how the new multimillion-dollar Aerospace Centre will transform business aviation in Toronto

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January 4, 2016


TAG Farnborough Airport unveils US$1.5m refurbishment

Business Airport International gains exclusive access to the opening of the new US$1.5m terminal redevelopment at TAG Farnborough Airport

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December 3, 2015


All the single fliers

The rising popularity in one-pilot aircraft is creating some operational challenges for staff on the ground, explains industry analyst Robert Mark

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November 11, 2015


Small is beautiful

Adam Twidell, CEO of PrivateFly, explains why big isn’t better when it comes to business aviation airports

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November 3, 2015


Growing demand

Gudmundur Olafsson, divisional manager of the general aviation department at IGS Ground Services, talks about the challenges and opportunities of providing ground handling services in Iceland

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October 22, 2015


Group effort

As proposals emerge to privatize air traffic control in the USA and a rise in unmanned aircraft threatens the safety of business aviation, NBAA’s CEO and president Ed Bolen explains how he is striving to protect a US$219bn industry

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October 6, 2015


Samantha Wishart-Mizsei promoted to GM of Landmark Aviation in Luton

Business Airport International talks exclusively to the new general manager of Landmark Aviation's FBO facility at London-Luton Airport

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September 8, 2015


The future is unleaded

In a bid to reduce the environmental impact of business aviation, operators are moving to a new unleaded fuel. Air BP’s Mark Atherton, general aviation sales and marketing manager, Western Europe, outlines the latest developments and their associated challenges

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September 1, 2015


Talk to the experts

TLC Aviation and Sea Grapes International are the go-to company for private aviation and yachting services in St Maarten. Hazel King talks to Sheldon Palm, owner and director of operations at TLC Aviation, and Earl Wyatt, director at Sea Grapes International, about the secret to their success and where they’re heading next

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August 26, 2015


Changing perceptions

General aviation has an important role to play in the global economy, not just in the lives of the very rich and famous, says Marc Bailey, CEO of the British Business and General Aviation Association (BBGA)

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August 19, 2015


Mexican support

Manuel Romero-Vargas Castrillón, managing director of Manny Aviation Services, explains how he will continue his father’s legacy by providing the best handling coordination services in Mexico

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August 10, 2015


Excellent acquisition

Joe Horowitz was appointed VP of business development at ExcelAire at the end of July. Business Airport International speaks to him about how he will help the company grow through aircraft management and acquisition

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August 6, 2015


Tech factor

Online private jet booking platform Victor has recently received US$8m in mezzanine funding. Founder and CEO Clive Jackson talks exclusively to Business Airport International about how the company is growing and how technology is playing an increasingly important role in the business aviation industry

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July 6, 2015


Modern man

Jonny Nicol, CEO of Stratajet, is on a mission to bring the private aviation market into the 21st century

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June 30, 2015


European expansion

A recent report from Gama Aviation revealed the fast growth of flights emanating from emerging European economies has been the driving force behind the increase in European business flights over the past five years. Business Airport International spoke to Marwan Khalek, CEO of Gama Aviation, about what the results mean for the company. 

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June 1, 2015


Center stage

Bryon Burbage was named president of Hawthorne Global Aviation Services on May 6, 2015. Business Airport International talks to the man himself about what the role means and how he will move the company forward

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May 14, 2015


Full disclosure

All sectors of the business aviation industry need to understand the implications of tough new bribery legislation to ensure they stay on the right side of the law

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April 30, 2015


Fair game

Following the recent court case between the Chattanooga Airport Authority and TAC Air Facility over FBO competition at Lovell Field Airport, Tennessee, what happens when state- and privately-owned FBOs compete?

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April 17, 2015


Business is booming

Richard Koe, managing director of business intelligence specialists WINGX-Advance, explores the growth of business aviation in the UK compared to Europe 

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April 9, 2015


Girl power

Abby Bried, president of the International Aviation Womens Association (IAWA), talks to Business Airport International about the importance of encouraging more women to enter the aviation sector

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March 31, 2015


Shaping the future

Mark Bailey, CEO of the British Business and General Aviation Association (BBGA), discusses the challenges for business aviation in the UK in 2015

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March 25, 2015


Birth of a private jet

Adam Twidell, CEO of PrivateFly.com, explores the life of a new private jet from conception to delivery

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March 19, 2015


Service with a smile

Ron Jackson and John Enticknap of Aviation Business Strategies Group explain why things are looking up for FBOs in 2015 and how customer service will be the real differentiator

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February 12, 2015


Moving on up

Following the news that Marshall Aviation Services will open its first FBO at Birmingham Airport in February, James Dillon-Godfray, vice president of business development, talks about the expansion plans and how to provide a successful service

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January 28, 2015


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The business aviation landscape, from technology to legislation, is changing constantly. US FBO chain Elliott Aviation advises adapting too
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Stefano Costi is the co-founder of the Swiss software company behind a new online booking platform, Jet Scout, which aims to make life easier for operators and customers
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