October 11, 2015
Global 7000 in flight
Bombardier announced its Global 7000 and 8000 long-range business jets in 2010, an apparent response to Gulfstream’s G650.
October 11, 2015
It really doesn’t take much to keep a crew happy...the bottom line is that your crew wants to know that you take their jobs seriously. (Photo: Fotolia)
Keep them happy and they’ll keep you happy. Here are seven tips.
October 2, 2015
Illustration of jet with passengers.
Turns out the group were just six miles up when three of their members wrote their 1966 hit “Eight Miles High.” Here’s why the song title lifted them higher.
September 30, 2015
Dassault Falcon 900B in flight
Big cabin, great short-runway performance and long legs. This has been the winning formula for Dassault’s Falcon 900 series for nearly 30 years through multiple upgraded iterations, the latest of which is the $43.3 million 900LX.
September 27, 2015
The Amazing Kreskin is no fan of airlines
You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows, and you don’t need a mind reader to know how miserable people are on commercial flights these days. “Oh my God! Please, I don’t even want to think about it,” says The Amazing Kreskin, a performer who is in fact described as a mind reader, when asked about airline travel.
September 17, 2015
Jet held up in maintenance (Photo: Fotolia)
A new insurance policy offers owners and operators of charter aircraft protection from loss of income should mechanical issues cancel or terminate flights. Typically the charter customer gets all the sympathy when these events occur, as the broker and/or operator scramble to find a replacement aircraft. But if you’re the owner or operator of the grounded airplane, the cancelled flight could cost you thousands of dollars.
September 1, 2015
Hands sprinkling nuts on food
Charter operators, in concert with catering companies and select restaurants, are enhancing their food service to distinguish themselves in a competitive marketplace and meet customers’ growing expectations. “We see catering not as an additional cost someone will have to pay, but as another way we can encapsulate our brand and positively affect the customer experience,” says Ian Moore, chief commercial officer at VistaJet, an international charter service that operates Bombardier Challenger and Global jets. VistaJet recently announced that customers who sign up for at least 100 flight hours annually for three years will receive gourmet meals from leading restaurants at no extra charge.
September 1, 2015
Writer Gemma Price enjoys Myanmar.
BJT’s travel writers seem to barely unpack before they’re off again to another far-flung destination; and over the years, they’ve been just about everywhere. We wondered which places rank as the all-time favorites for such seasoned travelers—so we asked. Here’s what they told us.
August 30, 2015
Five and eight may be small numbers, but Airbus is betting they’ll represent a big difference for its new A350-900 XWB (extra wide body). The model is five inches wider and, claims the manufacturer, 8 percent more fuel-efficient than Boeing’s 787, with which it will compete in the long-haul, twinjet market. In 2018, Airbus expects to introduce a stretched version of the aircraft, the A350-1000, to go head-to-head with Boeing’s even larger 777 twinjet.
August 20, 2015
The latest products for your aircraft can mean faster Internet connections…and clean dinnerware.


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