Legal Aviation Workshop About
Contracts Is Moving to Dubai
Following the success of the previous Legal Aviation Workshops in
Washington, DC and London, UK, Aeropodium is honoured to present the
Legal Aspects of Aircraft Lease Agreements
in Dubai, UAE. This
event will cover an Introduction to Aircraft Lease Agreements and Types
of Lease Agreements; Aircraft Lease Agreements and Contract Law;
Operating Leases ("Dry"); and Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance
& Insurance ("Wet") Leases. It will conclude with a
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SELLS 50 BIZJETS TO CHINA
A Chinese leasing company has
confirmed it intends to order 50 high-end Gulfstream business jets in a
deal worth more than $2 billion. The deal with the China Minsheng
Banking Corp.'s leasing arm involves an unspecified number of G650, G550
and G450 jets, the most modern in Gulfstream's line. Order confirmations
and deliveries will take three to five years, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The leasing company
expects to have more than 100 business aircraft under its control by the
end of the year, making it the biggest player in Chinese business
aviation. Gulfstream was an early participant in the Chinese bizjet
market and another of its big customers there, Deer Jet, is advancing
its business plan. More...
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POISED FOR EXPLOSIVE BIZJET GROWTH
The U.S. still operates
about 80 percent of the world's business jets but if recent trends
continue, that dominance will end. At a conference in Shannon, Ireland,
last week, delegates to the Financial Solutions for Business Aircraft
event were told that the business jet market has shifted considerably in
the last five years, with 72 percent of business jets going to U.S.
customers in 2006 and just 42 percent in 2010. The so-called BRIC
countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) are taking up much of the
slack and European sales have also been strong. But like virtually every
other economic forecaster, guest speaker Oliver Stone, of Colibri
Aircraft, said China is the country to watch in terms of business
aviation expansion. More...
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INVENTORY DECLINING WITH PRICES
It continues to be a buyer's
market for used business aircraft but it may not last much longer.
According to JetNet's latest report the used business jet
inventory dropped 1.2 percent in May to 14.2 percent, moving ever closer
to the healthy rate of about 12 percent. However, the good news of the
declining inventory comes with consequences and in this case it's a
continuing decrease in used jet prices. More...
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WIDMER, SUPERSONICS PIONEER, DEAD AT 95
Robert Widmer, a pioneer in the development of supersonic aircraft and
fly-by-wire computerized flight control, died on June 20 in Fort Worth,
Texas, The New York Times reported on Sunday. Inspired by Chuck Yeager's
supersonic flight in 1947, Widmer was determined to design the first
supersonic bomber. His bosses at Convair weren't interested, according
to the Times, so Widmer spent two years working on his own time. When
the Air Force asked for proposals, Widmer was ready, and Convair won the
contract. Widmer later took lead roles in creating the designs for the
B-36, a six-engine nuclear bomber; the F-111, a versatile jet fighter
with variable-geometry wings; the F-16 "Fighting Falcon" jet fighter;
the Tomahawk cruise missile; and more. More...
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CADETS TO TRAIN IN CIRRUSES
Cadets at the U.S. Air Force
Academy in Colorado Springs soon will be training in the Cirrus SR20.
The Air Force has ordered 25 of the airplanes, branded as the T-53A,
Cirrus announced on Tuesday. "The T-53A meets or exceeds all of our
performance and operational criteria and is very well-suited to our
mission," said Lt. Col. Brad Oliver, spokesman for the academy's 557th
Flying Training Squadron. "And, while we hope never to have need of it,
our cadets and instructors will now have the option of pulling the chute
if it's needed." The value of the purchase is about $6.1 million, Cirrus
said. Deliveries started in June and will continue through next year.
The Cirri will replace the current fleet of leased Diamond Aircraft
DA-40s. Diamond President Peter Maurer told AVweb he thinks the
Air Force made a bad choice, for several reasons. More...
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INSIDER BLOG: FAA STILL NO SLEEP BREAKS
Last week, the
FAA announced its policy to address controllers dozing off while on
duty. Unfortunately, as is usually the case, politics trumped science.
The agency refuses to recognize that nap breaks are the best, most
enlightened way to restore flagging awareness. Instead, the agency says
mid-shift controllers can listen to the radio and read to stay awake. In
his latest post to the AVweb Insider blog, Paul Bertorelli
predicts the inevitable result: The next sleeping controller will be
found with the radio blaring classic rock and a not-that-stimulating
book open to page three. Read
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