BJT Covers Bizav for Barron's

Private-Jet Etiquette

Among the no-nos: Smoking pot and videotaping other guests.

Fractional Fracas

Lessons from the collapse of Avantair.

The Flying Mansion

When the only thing that will do is your own home and office in the sky.

Very Light Jets, Heavy Benefits

Save money by matching your machine to your mission.

Gulfstream's New Best Seller

This hot, $65 million business jet can cut an hour’s fly time from long hauls.

The Best Choppers for Busy Folk

In the 1980s, many chief pilots of America’s largest companies received beautifully packaged boxes containing a VHS video titled Sikorsky S-76—The Time Machine. The video was the idea of documentary filmmaker David Hoffman. “Harry Gray, the CEO of United Technologies...[had learned that] the S-76 helicopter was a difficult sale to the corporate marketplace,” Hoffman says. “The CEOs wanted a corporate helicopter, but their CFOs were concerned about the cost.”

Flying Discounted Skies

Xojet runs its fleet differently so clients pay less.

Jets for the Long Haul

How to fly 7,000 miles without stopping to refuel.

More Ways to Fly Private

NetJets introduced the fractional-aircraft concept in 1986. Now, as then, the companies selling shares seek to offer a middle ground between full jet ownership and charter flying.

New Moguls, New Jets

It's wheels-up in emerging markets. With economies booming in China, India and Latin America, those countries are fast embracing the ultimate symbol of American moguldom, the private jet.

 

Quote/Unquote

“[New billionaires in fast-growing countries] have to buy longer-range airplanes. If you’re flying from Mongolia to Nigeria, it’s either a three-day journey flying commercial or a nine-hour flight on your jet.”

-Steve Varsano