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Business Aviation: The Unfair Advantage | forbes.com
What was once used only in extraordinary circumstances or by top global companies has today become a business necessity. If you charter, lease or own an aircraft, you already understand that Business Aviation — also called General Aviation — is as indispe...
Chinese Port Logjam Threatens Christmas Shipping Rush | wsj.com
A backlog of dozens of ships around the Yantian port is expected to further rattle global supply chains. Read More...
Perfect Storm: Congestion Plagues South China And US West Coast Ports | zerohedge.com
Peak shipping season is ahead — and the parking lot of container ships moored off the US West Coast continues to worsen, with the epicenter of congestion based around Los Angeles/Long Beach ports. On the other side of the Pacific, in southern China, a sur...
WHAT A CHANGING PREOWNED MARKET COULD MEAN FOR YOU | bjtonline.com
An unprecedented shortage of for-sale jets has overtaken the preowned market, leaving inventory at historic lows and leading some shoppers to buy new aircraft instead.  The preowned aircraft supply is “tighter than we have ever measured,” says consultant...

Wisdoms from Aviation Yodas

Shared by aviation gurus.

Private or Business Jets are not only for the wealthy

Welcome to my first Blog post for Kaizen Aerospace of many to come! Today I just want to touch on what Kaizen Aerospace is about and how we are a bit different to our competitors. So, I suppose firstly, having been in this industry for 46 years + in b...
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BUSINESS AVIATION NEWS

Stay up to date on business aviation. New to jet ownership? Read on!

Robust business jet demand, with lifestyle events back in the calendar | wingx-advance.com
Global business jet activity in September is finishing up against September 2019, a gain of 9% more flights over the most recent comparable week, 14% for the full month. Read More ...
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BUSINESS JET TRAVELER’S 11TH ANNUAL READERS’ CHOICE SURVEY | bjtonline.com
After the COVID-19 crisis ends, how do you expect your private flying over the following year will compare with your private flying in the year before the crisis? Read More ...
Business Aviation: The Unfair Advantage | forbes.com
What was once used only in extraordinary circumstances or by top global companies has today become a business necessity. If you charter, lease or own an aircraft, you already understand that Business Aviation — also called General Aviation — is as indispe...
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WingX: Bizjet Flights Surge in June, Topping 2019 | ainonline.com
Business jet activity is experiencing a resurgence globally in the first half of June, surpassing pre-Covid levels and outpacing cargo growth for the first time. Read More ...
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Revisiting the future of business travel 2021 | bahighlife.com
What is the future of business travel after Covid? ... the ease and simplicity of digital communications, when compared to face-to-face meetings, could actually be a reason to resume some travel, especially with more important and sensitive subjects. Re...
EASA certificates Cessna Citation Longitude | flightglobal.com
European regulators have approved the Cessna Citation Longitude, clearing the way for deliveries of the super-midsize business jet to start in the region. Read More...
Bizav traffic smashes records for Fourth of July holiday | wingx-advance.com
Even by the standards of the recent resurgence in business jet demand in the US, flight activity during this year's Independence Day holiday was spectacularly strong. With all US States unlocked, the leisure market looks set to reach new heights this ...
NetJets Pauses Light Jet Sales as Flight Demand Booms | ainonline.com
NetJets has “temporarily paused” fractional share sales and leases for the Citation XLS and Phenom 300, and sales of all jet cards, due to high demand. Read More ...
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Send Solutions Unveils Tablet Bulkhead Mounts | ainonline.com
The new bulkhead mounts from Send Solutions are designed to use iPads as moving-map displays in business aircraft cabins. Read More...
GJC Forecasts $162.1B Bizjet Market over Next 5 Years | ainonline.com
In its first ever Business Aviation Market Forecast, Global Jet Capital sees a resilient industry growing at a CAGR of 7.4 percent between 2021 and 2025. Read More...
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WingX: Bizjet Flights Surge in June, Topping 2019 | ainonline.com
The business jet sector logged more than 100,00 movements in the first half of June, exceeding June 2019 first-half numbers by 12 percent. Read More...
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AvBuyer Cabin Electronics Special Edition | issuu.com
Read the AvBuyer Cabin Electronics Special Edition 2021 Read More...
What You Need to Know About the Current State of the Business Aviation Market | bjtonline.com
Global Jet Capital provides the latest insights on the business aviation industry. ... Driven by the US market and charter and fractional usage, business aviation flight activity in Q1 was the sector’s best performance since the beginning of the pandemic...
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Market Insights: Chris Ellis, Avpro | avbuyer.com
What's the latest news from the pre-owned business jet market? Is there hope for buyers and sellers in 2021? ..."We’re seeing record sales going on right now. A ready and available supply of buyers is not the issue – it’s the supply of availabl...
What You Should Know About Peak-Day Policies | bjtonline.com
Before you sign up with a lift provider, you need to understand its access rules for the times when demand for flights is highest. Read More...
WHAT A CHANGING PREOWNED MARKET COULD MEAN FOR YOU | bjtonline.com
An unprecedented shortage of for-sale jets has overtaken the preowned market, leaving inventory at historic lows and leading some shoppers to buy new aircraft instead.  The preowned aircraft supply is “tighter than we have ever measured,” says consultant...
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Garmin Autoland wins prestigious Robert J. Collier Trophy | garmin.com
Garmin® International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced that Garmin Autoland has been awarded the 2020 Robert J. Collier Trophy for the world’s first certified autonomous system designed to activate during an emergency to safe...
Vref Sees Strong Market for Business Aircraft Sales | ainonline.com
Demand in the small to midsize segment is outstripping supply, according to Vref, with Cessna Citations, Challenger 300/350s, Embraer Phenoms, Learjet 40s and 60s, BeechJet 400s, and Eclipse 500/550s generating the most interest. Also heating up is the s...
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Used Aircraft Maintenance & Marketability Analysis – April 2021 | avbuyer.com
April saw overall inventory contract for the tenth consecutive month, while the average Ask Price for inventory assets remained unchanged. Which business aircraft were impacted the most? Read More ...

entrepreneurs to watch - movers and shakers

Up and coming companies to watch.

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Contentful Closes $175 Million Funding Round led by Tiger Global | contentful.com
Contentful, the leading content platform for digital-first business, today announced it has closed a $175 million Series F funding round, with a valuation of over $3 billion.  Read More ...
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$310M Series D: Removing the complexity of working with digital assets | fireblocks.com
Fireblocks has raised $310 million in Series D funding,  co-led by Sequoia Capital, Stripes, Spark Capital, Coatue, DRW VC  and SCB 10X, the venture arm of Thailand’s oldest bank, Siam Commercial Bank. This extension of capital brings our valuation to a...
Yup, Another Crazy Record-Breaking North American Venture Tally | crunchbase.com
North American startup investment totaled $155 billion in the first half of 2021, across all stages from seed through technology growth, representing a 116 percent gain over the first half of 2020. Read More...
PayCargo Banks $125M Series B To Speed Up Movement Of Cargo | crunchbase.com
PayCargo's technology enables payers to quickly and securely pay all of their vendors across the logistics chain. Read More...
Ledger raises $380 million to make digital assets more secure and accessible to everyone | ledger.com
We raises $380 million Series C round led by 10T to make digital assets more secure and accessible to everyone. Read More...
A Story of Independent Retail’s Resilience | news.faire.com
Announcing $260 million in Series F funding at a $7B valuation, led by Sequoia Capital. Read More...
SEEQ ANNOUNCES $50 MILLION SERIES C FUNDING ROUND LED BY INSIGHT PARTNERS | seeq.com
SEATTLE, WA, USA – April 13, 2021 – Seeq Corporation, a leader in manufacturing and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) advanced analytics software, announced today it has closed a $50 million Series C funding round, led by global venture capital and pri...
Kin Raises $63.9M In Series C Funding For Data-Driven Home Insurance | crunchbase.com
Home insurance startup Kin has raised $63.9 million in a Series C round, the company told Crunchbase News. The idea behind Chicago-based Kin is that it’s too hard to get home insurance, especially for homes that are more complicated or risky—something th...
New funding to fuel our customers’ growth | capchase.com
Capchase was founded to ensure that every company has access to the funding they need to be successful. Today, we’re proud to announce a major step forward in that journey! We have now closed $125M in our Series A funding round, which was led by QED ...
Celonis snares $1B Series D on $11B valuation | techcrunch.com
Celonis, the late-stage process mining software startup, announced a $1 billion Series D investment this morning on an eye-popping $11 billion valuation, up from $2.5 billion in its Series C in 2019, quadrupling its value in just two years. Read more...
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Urban Company Raises USD 255 Million in Series F Funding | urbancompany.com
Urban Company, a leading tech-enabled home services marketplace, has raised Series F funding of USD 255 million. The Series F round was led by Prosus Ventures, Dragoneer and Wellington Management, with participation from Vy Capital, Tiger Global and Ste...
Truebill Puts $45M Series D To Work Helping People Take Control Of Personal Finances | crunchbase.com
Six months after personal finance app Truebill brought in a $17 million Series C round, it is supporting demand of its services with $45 million in Series D funding to give it a valuation of $500 million Read More ...

cargo NEWS

Keep an eye on what's going on in the cargo market.

Bahrain launches the fastest Global Sea-to-Air logistics hub in the region | gulfnews.com
The launch of the “Bahrain Global Sea-Air Hub” capitalizes both on Bahrain’s strategic position midway between European and Asian markets. The multi-modal logistics hub to cut cost by 40% and turnaround time of 2 hours. Read More ...
Picture Special: AN-225 takes part in Namibia aid flight | aircargonews.net
Antonov Airlines has transported medical supplies at short notice from Germany to Namibia on the world’s largest aircraft, the AN-225 “Mriya”, as part of the Strategic Airlift International Solution (SALIS) programme. Read More...
Stranger things: Air cargo becomes value play over ocean freight - FreightWaves | freightwaves.com
The Upside Down is a parallel universe inhabited by the Demogorgon in the Netflix series “Stranger Things.” In the real world, shippers that don’t want to get eaten by ocean carriers are fleeing to air cargo. Read More ...
Chinese Port Logjam Threatens Christmas Shipping Rush | wsj.com
A backlog of dozens of ships around the Yantian port is expected to further rattle global supply chains. Read More...
Container rates rocket even higher — and there’s no end in sight | freightwaves.com
Another week, another record for container shipping spot rates. And alarmingly for shippers, upward rate momentum is accelerating. Freightors rate: Asia-West Coast rates top $6,300/FEU; Asia-East Cost above $9,300/FEU, its highest point ever and up 224% y...
Cargo Handlers Move To Airport Suburbs To Escape O’Hare Congestion | zerohedge.com
Ground service providers drowning in shipments delivered by airlines are responding to massive gridlock at Chicago O’Hare by permanently relocating some warehouse operations outside the property to increase capacity in what could increasingly become a mod...
Perfect Storm: Congestion Plagues South China And US West Coast Ports | zerohedge.com
Peak shipping season is ahead — and the parking lot of container ships moored off the US West Coast continues to worsen, with the epicenter of congestion based around Los Angeles/Long Beach ports. On the other side of the Pacific, in southern China, a sur...
North American retailers turn to airfreight as sales soar | aircargonews.net
The North American retail industry has increased its use of airfreight to meet rising demand and respond to supply chain bottlenecks as sales look set to continue to increase. In first-quarter results calls, a series of companies outlined the supply chai...
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Q2 2021 Air Cargo Market Analysis | iata.org
Global cargo volumes continue to trend upwards at a strong pace. Industry-wide cargo tonne-kilometres (CTKs) grew by 12.0% in April compared to pre-crisis values in April 2019. Seasonally adjusted CTKs rose by 4.0% month-on-month, and are now around 5% ...
Picture special: Forwarder Zenith arranges urgent flights for 200 tons of steel | aircargonews.net
Zenith International Freight helped fly 200 tons of steel from the UK to Canada on two flights as part of an urgent shipment on behalf of a large vehicle manufacturer. The UK-based freight forwarder was approached by the automotive firm when ocean freigh...
NATO withdrawal from Afghanistan could further crimp airfreight supply | freightwaves.com
The diversion of large commercial jets to assist with the U.S. and NATO military withdrawal of troops and equipment from Afghanistan could create temporary transport shortages for companies seeking heavy airfreight capacity because freighters are already ...
Shipping Air or Ocean Freight | freightos.com
Should I ship air or ocean during COVID-19? The choice between air and ocean normally depends on your shipment’s size, weight, and contents – and how fast you need your goods.  Read More ...

luxury news

If you are in the market for a private jet you will likely also enjoy other luxury pursuits.

NBAA News Hour: Understanding the Current Stress on Aircraft Inventory | nbaa.org
If you want to buy an aircraft before the end of the year, contact a broker immediately. If you have an aircraft to sell, get it on the market as soon as possible. That’s the advice from panelists on the NBAA News Hour thought leadership webinar, Business...
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How I travel… with a jet suit | bahighlife.com
  Real-life ‘Iron Man’ Richard Browning reveals how his gravity-defying invention got off the ground and took him all over the world. Read More...
Geoffrey Kent: A Luxury Safari Pioneer | bjtonline.com
The cofounder of Abercrombie & Kent, the high-end travel company, has himself visited more than 150 countries, often via private jet. Read More ...
Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing Unveil Latest Matching Set | amlu.com
The supercar/superboat combination or cross-pollination is nothing new. In the past decade, there’s been a speedboat packing Lamborghini V12 engines, an Aventador/speedboat matching set, and a Tecnomar/Lamborghini collaborative effort. Read More ...
Celebrity Passengers and Caviar at 55,000 Feet: What It Was Like to Fly Concorde in the '70s | cntraveler.com
“The atmosphere in the cabin was one of an exclusive club, and it was because these were the people who controlled the world, controlled the world’s finance and the world’s trade” Read More...
In Pictures: Inside The Boeing 747 Flying Mansion Private Jet | simpleflying.com
The interior of the jet looks more like a luxury yacht. Photo: Alberto Pinto. The Boeing 747 BBJ is the world’s largest private jet. With only a handful of examples in the world, it’s a rare bird. Even rarer is the Alberto Pinto designed 747, a lavish lab...
Luxury Week NEW YORK, JUNE 2021 | sothebys.com
New York’s upcoming Luxury Week celebrates the finest examples of jewels, watches, design, handbags, and sneakers, tailored to the increasing trend of cross-collecting in these categories. These sales will showcase the very best in each discipline – wonde...
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Two great cities. Six unmissable auctions | christies.com
This summer, Christie’s London and Christie’s Paris will unite to present 20th/21st Century, an auction series juxtaposing the artistic masters of the 20th century with today’s most exciting contemporary names. By removing art from the context of its as...
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Why you should consider selling your aircraft | jetcraft.com
As we reach the end of the first quarter of 2021, we’re seeing the business aviation industry gain increasing momentum, so much so, that our sector is seeking additional inventory to keep up with the number of buyers ready to make offers. Read More ...

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