WHEELS UP TO LAND ON WALL STREET
Wheels Up launched the same year as our CJI Miami conference and Kenny Dichter, its founder, has provided some memorable moments. In 2019 he brought five colleagues onto the stage with him to highlight the strength of his team. He then added an audio-visual technician to help with his slides. In 2017 we were delighted to welcome his mum to the conference.
The company has gone from a business plan eight years ago to one that is about to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange. As the first pure-play business jet company on the exchange, it is going to be watched closely. We look back at the early history of Wheels Up and its plans for the future.
We do not often dedicate a whole article to one flight, but our safety special looking at how Bruce Monnier and Jerry Downs managed to safely land a business jet with no engines working is a must-read. Their feat was so exceptional that the National Business Aviation Association created an award to recognise it.
As always, we focus on planes, people and passion. Other stories look at the end of the Learjet line with the Learjet Liberty, what connectivity options owners have and the real dangers of illegal charter.
We are also excitedly planning for CJI Miami, which starts on November 2nd 2021. If you want to meet and find out what is driving the people shaping the business aviation market – please join us at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach on November 2nd and 3rd.
We hope to see everyone as soon as possible in 2021! Until then, stay safe and best regards,
LOUISA WHYTE, Publisher
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Market view: Illegal charter in focus – The death of football star Emiliano Sala has refocused attention on illegal charter. But are we any closer to solving the problem?
Day in the Life: John Farrish – Founder Inflight Law . Gym practise and prayer start this busy lawyer’s working day.
Double engine flame-out: Aviation heroes – Two medevac pilots triumphed after a double engine failure.
First look: Liberty Learjet 75 – also proves to be the last look at this $9.9m jet, as production ends later this year.
Jet Data: All the numbers jet buyers need to know.
Wheels Up on Wall Street: How Kenny Dichter built the company that will gain its NYSE listing this summer.
Picture this – Landmark photographs capture Joby Aviation’s prototype air taxi plus two recently-opened FBOs in Scottsdale, Arizona and Marrakech, Morocco.
Putting the money on green – Banks can play a key role in encouraging more sustainable business aviation.
Keeping connected – Your handy buyer’s guide to what to consider before choosing a connectivity solution.
Valuing the appraisers – Part science, part ‘dark art’, we explore the changing face of business aircraft valuations. Four key industry insiders share their insights on the sector.
Supersonic craftsmanship – F/LIST plans to combine luxury and sustainability in its cabin design for the Aerion AS2 faster than the speed of sound business aircraft.
Report: CJI Americas 2020
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Report: Revolution.Aero Global 2020
Some 400 delegates heard speakers showcase the latest aerospace innovation.
Our next events
Corporate Jet Investor Global 2021
June 17th 2021
Revolution.Aero Global 2021
June 29th – July 1st
Corporate Jet Investor Miami 2021
November 2nd & 3rd 2021
Fontainebleau, Miami Beach
Corporate Jet Investor London 2022
January 31st & February 1st 2022
The Landmark London