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AgustaWestland AW109E Power

A few relatively minor concerns notwithstanding, this feature-packed and stylish model delivers excellent value.
The AgustaWestland AW109 light twin helicopter has been on the market since 1976 and has undergone several permutations, gaining weight, interior width and power along the way. Timeless Italian styling and fast speed have made this helicopter a popular choice for executive transport for decades.


Why valuation  experts add value

Should an aircraft appraiser be on your transaction team? Brokers typically play the role of appraiser, using their knowledge of the marketplace to set or counter an airplane’s price. But today, with the collapse of historical pricing models, the dearth of sales and the intensely private nature of the transactions, establishing an aircraft’s value is difficult.


John Paul DeJoria

The cofounder of Paul Mitchell Systems, the hair-care products company, grew up poor and has been homeless twice. Today he’s a billionaire who owns three business jets.

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Deep powder in the Tetons

Heading for the Rockies this winter for a deep-powder skiing adventure? Consider the Tetons in Wyoming, with their 500 inches of dry, pristine powder and breathtaking alpenglow sunrises and sunsets.

Bizav Basics

Insurance tips for fractional and charter customers

If you’re a charter customer or fractional owner, your net worth may well exceed that of your flight provider. That would make you the deep pocket with the most to lose in an accident, yet you have no role in selecting the provider’s insurer or drafting its coverage terms. So how can you protect yourself? By performing the most dreaded task in all of aviation—reading the insurance policy—and by keeping these tips in mind:


Bizjet Lifestyle

You can dine indoors or out at Santiago, Chile’s D.O. Restorán, whose menu reports the source of every fish, piece of meat and vegetable. (PHOTO: Diego Varas)
D.O. Restorán. The initials stand for for “designation of origin”
Young, dynamic vintners are producing a wide variety of wines throughout Chile. Some of them rival or surpass anything you’ll find in the U.S. (Photo: Bob Ecker)
The Wines of Chile


“"How many leaders actively seek out and encourage views alien and at odds with their own? All too few...Who in your organization serves as your Challenger In Chief? Interrogating the choices you are considering making? Making you consider the uncontemplated, the unimaginable and that which contradicts or refutes your position? And also challenging you?"”

-Noreena Hertz, author of Eyes Wide Open: How To Make Smart Decisions in a Confusing World