BJT Covers Bizav for Barron's

Falcons Fly Higher

France's Dassault Aviation - maker of the Falcon Jet line of corporate airplanes - is part of an $11 billion-in-revenue, family-controlled group of businesses that take the long view of their company and industry. It leans heavily on seven decades of designing and manufacturing renowned military jet fighters such as the Mirage and Rafale. For this reason, Dassault's approach to the market is very different from its peers', resulting in brilliantly engineered planes that deliver superior fuel efficiency and sport the latest technology - and are seriously fun to fly.

Why the HondaJet Is a Winner

In our latest collaboration with Barron’s, BJT’s Mark Huber reports that the company’s new light jet is faster, quieter and roomier than the competition.

The Finest FIve

In our latest collaboration with Barron's, BJT's Mark Huber picks five of his favorite bizjets, from entry level to top of the line.

Flight Clubs

As other “alternative airlines” flounder, Surf Air flies the skies.

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.”

 

Quote/Unquote

“You want to make sure with a race in which you'll be flying home with other drivers that you don't crash into them. It's happened before, and it can make for a little bit of a tense situation.”