Q3 2023




Cover Story

Wheels on fire – No aviation business has attracted as much attention as Wheels Up this year. We probe how and why the restructuring happened. And we explain how the business is preparing for a profit-focused future.



eVTOLS at the Paris Olympics – Volocopter is planning an Olympic achievement with the launch of the world’s first public eVTOL services at the Paris games next year.

Flexjet’s star HQ – The new $50m star-shaped Flexjet operations centre makes a statement.

Airbus ACJ TwoTwenty – Launch customer FIVE Hotels likes its big business jet so much, it’s reluctant to relinquish the aircraft for Airbus to exhibit at shows. Here’s why.

Including the new Cessna Citation Ascend – Our buyers’ guide to all the key metrics for leading business jets.


Up Front

CJI Tech Map: Charting our digital future – Business aviation is digitising fast. Our guide to more than 150 software-based solutions available today helps you navigate the complex digital landscape of 21st century private aviation. Click here to see the full list of companies. 



‘We are a company of engineers’: CJI interview – Dassault Aviation top executive Carlos Brana credits the discipline and skills of engineering with helping the company thrive in the highly competitive world of business jet manufacturing.

Superior interiors: CJI surveys VVIP completions – Six leading VVIP completions firms share their experience of clients’ current interior design preferences. How do their customers balance personal requirements against enhancing charter appeal and maximising resale value?

Wright Brothers case: Lessons learned or spurned? – After the prosecution of Debbie Mercer-Erwin, owner of Wright Brothers Aircraft Title Inc., what lessons can business aviation learn? Knowing your customer would be a good start.

Remembering Hamish Harding: A life of adventure – Hamish Harding, the late chairman of Action Aviation, carved his mark as an accomplished business leader and explorer of air, land and sea. We recall his many adventures – as we reported them.


Photos From Events

CJI Dealmakers Club, EBACE 2023

CJI Dubai 2023 – 3 & 4 May

CJI Asia 2023 – 19 & 20 September


Every Issue 

Life in eight questions: Steve Varsano – London-based jet broker Steve Varsano, founder of The Jet Business, mixes his long business days with an active social life.


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