Financial economics

September 29, 2010 - 6:00am

The fourth annual Future of Business Jets conference will be staged in London from November 10 to 11 at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel. It will address prospects in emerging markets such as the Middle East, Brazil, India and China. Also on the program are issues such as environmental impact, security restrictions, ­financial

September 23, 2010 - 11:32am

The latest business jet market index from UBS Investment Research fell a further 8 percent, to 37, the second consecutive decrease and below the threshold of 50–the median above which a growing market is indicated and below which deterioration is seen. This follows a stable first half, in which the index held at 50–meaning stabilized conditions–for three consecutive surveys.

August 1, 2010 - 7:52am

Aviation Alliance Insurance Risk Retention Group (AAIRRG), an entity that provides product liability insurance exclusively for Arsa member repair stations, will be able to offer that coverage at well below market rates, according to the group.

July 21, 2010 - 9:09am

The big financial freeze that has gripped much of the aerospace industry since around the time of the last Farnborough airshow in 2008 is starting to thaw. And, as a consequence, deal making is back in fashion.

This was the headline assessment of the state of the sector from Michael Richter, managing director of the aerospace and defense group of financial advisor and asset manager Lazard on the eve of this week’s show.

July 14, 2010 - 8:06am

The Aeronautical Repair Station’s efforts to create a risk-retention group to provide commercial liability insurance for its members is closer to fruition. In late June, the Aviation Alliance Insurance Risk Retention Group (AAIRRG), established by ARSA and Polaris Enterprise Group, received its certificate of authority (insurance license) from the state of Montana.

July 9, 2010 - 6:38am
According to Michael Richter, managing director of the aerospace and defense ...

Billions of dollars worth of new corporate deals are set to be struck in the aerospace sector over the coming weeks, according to Michael Richter, managing director and co-head of Lazard's Aerospace & Defense Investment Banking Group. In part, these deals are being driven by tactical investment factors, such as the need for U.S.

July 6, 2010 - 11:42am

Buyers of coverage for aircraft, aviation businesses and property have found a silver lining in the recession: relatively stable prices for insurance. Attendees at this year’s Aviation Insurance Association (AIA) conference confirm the news; too much available insurance capacity means that no underwriter has the power to raise prices.

June 26, 2010 - 5:44am

The Aviation Alliance Insurance Risk Retention Group (AAIRRG), developed by the Alexandria, Virginia-based Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) and Polaris Enterprise Group, received its certificate of authority (insurance license) this week from the state of Montana.  AAIRRG will provide product-liability insurance exclusively to repair stations that are ARSA members.
 

May 26, 2010 - 10:06am

Berkshire Hathaway’s first-quarter financial report notes that revenues at its NetJets subsidiary grew by 18 percent year-over-year, generating positive pre-tax earnings of $57 million versus a pre-tax loss of $96 million in the same period last year.

May 26, 2010 - 9:58am

Despite teetering over the abyss of economic collapse and having to overcome negative public perception surrounding corporate jet ownership, the used aircraft market has battled back, slowly and perhaps surprisingly consistently, chipping away at a glutted market. Month after month since late 2008, buyers have stepped into the market and pared back the numbers to arrive at the lowest inventory level in a year-and-a-half.

 
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