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.
BJT Covers Bizav for Barron's
As other “alternative airlines” flounder, Surf Air flies the skies.
Among the no-nos: Smoking pot and videotaping other guests.
Lessons from the collapse of Avantair.
When the only thing that will do is your own home and office in the sky.
Save money by matching your machine to your mission.
This hot, $65 million business jet can cut an hour’s fly time from long hauls.
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.”
Xojet runs its fleet differently so clients pay less.
How to fly 7,000 miles without stopping to refuel.
“When you get into the larger aircraft it becomes like a hotel, with dozens of staff supporting the plane based in a galley area down below. You have very comprehensive cooking facilities, and on larger aircraft we have looked at theatres, with spiral staircases and a Steinway grand piano. The limitations for what you can put inside a plane are pretty much the limits of physics, and even money cannot always overcome that. Even so, people are still always trying to push [the limits]. ”