Money

December 6, 2015
Business jet owners have been clever in trying to dream up ways around FAA compensation strictures.
Understand FAA rules before accepting payment for a business jet flight. Compensation for flights is one of the most important concepts to consider when you’re structuring the ownership and operation of a business jet. For the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, the payment of compensation for air transportation usually makes a flight “commercial,” which requires that it be conducted under a commercial certificate.
November 24, 2015
“Annual depreciation going forward is probably not the  3 and 4 percent people saw for years, but more like 7 percent,” says one aircraft broker.
A global pullback accelerates declines in preowned-aircraft values. After several years of mixed signals and uncertainty, the preowned-aircraft market found its direction, if not its footing, in 2015.
November 12, 2015
BJT readers—who represent one of the highest-net-worth magazine audiences anywhere—clearly have the means to contribute to a better world. To help you do that, we’re spotlighting deserving organizations in every issue.
November 2, 2015
Gulfstream GVB on the runway.  Photo: Mariano Roselas
Should an aircraft appraiser be on your transaction team? Brokers typically play the role of appraiser, using their knowledge of the marketplace to set or counter an airplane’s price. But today, with the collapse of historical pricing models, the dearth of sales and the intensely private nature of the transactions, establishing an aircraft’s value is difficult.
October 24, 2015
Illustration by John T. Lewis
It’s no secret that the FAA and IRS approaches to business aviation differ in important ways. This cleavage is especially evident in their respective treatment of related or affiliated groups of companies.
October 11, 2015
Angel investing—buying stakes in newborn companies—can produce substantial returns, but you’ll have to take on considerable risk to have a shot at those profits.
September 20, 2015
Bombardier Challenger 300
The large number of new aircraft entering service in the next few quarters heralds further downward pressure on preowned-airplane prices.
September 16, 2015
BJT readers—who represent one of the highest-net-worth magazine audiences anywhere—clearly have the means to contribute to a better world. To help you do that, we’re spotlighting deserving organizations in every issue.
September 16, 2015
Cecil the Lion
BJT readers—who represent one of the highest-net-worth magazine audiences anywhere—clearly have the means to contribute to a better world. To help you do that, we’re spotlighting deserving organizations in every issue.
September 7, 2015
(illustration: John Lewis)
Business aviation is regulated and watched by an alphabet soup of government agencies—FAA, IRS, DOT, SEC, state authorities and others—that don’t see eye-to-eye on key issues. A January 2015 federal District Court decision illuminates an excellent example: the disagreement between the IRS and FAA over who is providing transportation to whom.

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“The thing to remember is that, for affluentials, money has become the tool with which to buy non-material things—space, time, health, fitness, and meaningful experiences. ”

-Shane Watson, columnist, the Guardian (London)