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The FT presents the latest statistics on aircraft orders and the state of the global charter market

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Cessna Grand Caravan
Rohit Jaggi assesses the lastest version of a go-anywhere aircraft that can lift heavy loads

Comment: Budget penalises jet operators

A steep rise in air passenger duty for business jets deals a blow to the UK economy, says leading private aircraft executive

Airbus Helicopters takes safety concerns on board

The company’s latest innovations address the greater operational demands on pilots and craft

Alison Price On Air’s Daniel Hulme says that his company’s USP is knowing how to cook and prepare food so that dishes are perfect when they are served hours later

The business of catering for private aviation

The managing director of Alison Price On Air lists the benefits of an airborne culinary expertise

Chinese route approval requirement to end in December

Further relaxation of rules on private flights will benefit the non-airline aviation industry

A concept image of the SR-72 developed by Lockheed Martin
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Military aspirations for speed pave the way for civilian flight

Passenger transport has been stuck below the speed of sound since the demise of Concorde

Smaller jets approach end of turbulence

Larger aircraft are selling well, but makers of smaller business jets have reason to be optimistic too

India looks at the skies to relieve its transport system

The Indian aviation sector has a lot of room to grow in a country of 1.2bn people

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Serge Dassault, French UMP (Union for a Popular Movement) political party member and Chairman and CEO of Dassault Group attends the UMP political party's national council in Paris
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Serge Dassault’s legacy under threat

Octogenarian faces ever-growing list of personal problems

A Gulfstream G650 flies in this company rendering released to the media on Thursday, March 13, 2008. General Dynamics Corp., the second-largest maker of business aircraft through its Gulfstream unit, will build the world's fastest civil jet as it seeks a greater share of sales in Europe, Asia and Latin America. The new G650 jet will have a maximum speed of 0.925 Mach and can fly at an altitude of 51,000 feet. At that speed, roughly 694 miles an hour, it can fly from Los Angeles to New York in less than four hours, or New York-to-London in less than six hours. Source: Business Wire via Bloomberg News

US aerospace groups cite mixed demand

Strong call from commercial customers as military demand declines

Beechcraft nears $1.4bn sale to Cessna owner

Deal would secure future after bankruptcy

End of the jumbo jet era approaches

Airlines now want midsized aircraft that are cheap to fly and easy to deploy

North America: Size matters in two-speed global market

Change in the marketplace is as much about economic demography as it is about the size of the aircraft, says Robert Wright

Charter: Rockin’ and flying all over the world

Charter Music stars reach for the skies as demand for live performances increases, writes Duncan Robinson

Looking for a shot of confidence

Global volatility is putting off buyers and deterring lenders yet the Brics do not hold the answers, write Rohit Jaggi and Rose Jacobs

Hawker Beechcraft: Industry expects jet division to be grounded

Robert Wright says company will focus on propeller aircraft after its bankruptcy

Finance: Mixed fortunes for jet buyers

There is a divergence between loans for big and small aircraft, says Rose Jacobs