BJT Covers Bizav for Barron's

NetJets Trounces Rivals

Netjets spent the recession quietly consolidating its position as the world’s leading provider of private-jet services. If it were an airline measured by its 710-airplane fleet, NetJets would be the fourth-largest in the world. Bigger than Southwest, bigger than China Southern, bigger than Lufthansa.

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.

 

Quote/Unquote

“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]. ”

-Howard Guy of Design Q, a UK-based consultancy