Flying

NetJets Begins China Operations

NetJets has planned since at least 2012 to expand into mainland China.

Money

PREOWNED MARKET ANNUAL REPORT: Reasons to be wary, but also hopeful

While professionals can point to indications of a turning preowned market, many have had their hopes dashed too many times in recent years to see the glass as half full.

People

A Conversation with NTSB Member Earl Weener

Earl Weener is one of three active pilots on the National Transportation Safety Board.

Time Off

Philadelphia Cricket Club

After a complete restoration, it features an expanded course layout that testifies to the genius of designer A.W. Tillinghast.

Bizav Basics

That new-airplane smell

When you’re buying a jet, months of work culminate the moment you sign the papers. You’re finished with research, analysis, due diligence and inspections. You’ve had the last of your consultations with brokers, attorneys, accountants, pilots and mechanics. The marathon has been run and now you can reap the rewards.

 

Quote/Unquote

“"Many years ago, our company founder, Al Conklin, sold a new twin-engine business aircraft to a very successful entrepreneur. He had established a bit of a rapport with the individual and, after the sale, asked him straight out, 'How can you justify the cost of this airplane?' His reply? 'What is the cost of a divorce?'"–David Wyndham, president, Conklin & de Decker”

-David Wyndham