Private aircraft deliveries climb 1.5% to $20.6 billion in 2018

How many private jets were delivered in 2018?

Airplane shipments increased 4.7%, to 2,443 units in 2018, according to year-end results released by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today.

GAMA Chairman and Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. President Mark Burns announced that globally, private airplane shipments increased 4.7%, to 2,443 units in 2018. Airplane billings increased 1.5%, from $20.2 billion to $20.6 billion. Worldwide rotorcraft shipments rose 5.4%, from 926 to 976 units. Rotorcraft billings decreased slightly, by 0.7%.

StraightLine Private Air CEO to host webinar

StraightLine Private Air cost

The start-up jet card broker recently added an hourly rate cap to its dynamic pricing model

StraightLine Private Air is going webinar to make its pitch to perspective jet card buyers. The company said, via an email, its CEO Tom Filippini will be hosting a 45-minute webinar on Feb. 27, 2019, at 1:30 pm Eastern Standard Time.

Battling NetJets: Is Flexjet readying a billion dollar order from Gulfstream?

Flexjet Europe

Flexjet is already a significant Gulfstream operator and has been ramping up its expansion plans for Europe

A report last Friday by Corporate Jet Investor (CJI) speculated that Flexjet might be readying a billion-dollar order with Gulfstream. The item came after Phebe Novakovic, CEO of General Dynamics, parent of the business jet manufacturer, told analysts the division was working on a big deal and it was with an existing customer.

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