Special Reports

October 1, 2010
For most private fliers, the ability to drive to a nearby airport and board a waiting business jet affords sufficient convenience. But what if the nearest airport isn't all that near and you often need to take off on short notice, perhaps for places that are themselves not near airports? In that case, adding a heliport to your home could make sense.
August 1, 2010
Any trip can be more efficient at slower speeds, which also result in less we
Flying in business aircraft, whether small or large, is an expensive proposition. But a variety of methods can help you keep costs to a minimum while maximizing safety and efficiency. 
August 1, 2010
“in five years we will be back to a normal market that is better than previou
After bottoming out last year, business aviation appears ready to start growing again as the economic climate improves. The next five years should be interesting, and BJT asked industry experts to comment on what the field will look like by 2015. For the most part, they painted an appealing portrait. Here are some predictions: 
July 1, 2010
The only private aviation option that defies comparison to real estate is the
Like home shoppers, private air travelers have only two main options-renting and buying. The numerous other alternatives are just variations on these basic choices, but, oh my, how the marketers of business aviation try to convince consumers otherwise.
July 1, 2010
Like charter, jet cards eliminate the need to buy a capital asset, but they d
If you're like many business jet travelers these days, you may not feel compelled to own an aircraft but still want to enjoy the benefits that having one can offer. The good news is that several options-such as chartering and buying a jet card or fractional share-make it easy to do just that.
June 1, 2010
“We need CEOs to say, ‘Yeah, we have a company jet or two or three and we use
A large and punishing backlash resulted after executives of the big-three automakers offered painfully naïve answers to questions about their corporate jet use on Nov. 18, 2008.
June 1, 2010
Aircell’s high-speed Internet service offers connection rates that are as fas
In last year's cabin-tech report, we described Inmarsat's Swift64 and SwiftBroadband satellite communications services as the best options for worldwide access to e-mail after takeoff.
June 1, 2010
“The [rulemaking] process worked,” said a Transportation Security Administrat
Taking the business aviation world by surprise in October 2008, the Transportation Security Administration proposed regulations that would have subjected private jet travelers to an airline-like security experience.
April 16, 2010
Dr. Rick Bonnell and his 13-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, help Saint Pheyla “
From her home near Pierre Payen, Haiti, just one week after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake had devastated the country on January 12, Saint Phelya Dorsan took her mule and headed down the hill to the roadside market to see whether there was food to be bought. The 11-year-old, nicknamed "Yadissa," which means "little stinker" in Haitian, never made it to the market.
April 5, 2010
You know the economy is improving when private jets return to the skies. And that's exactly what is happening now. Encouraged by rising profits and the diminished likelihood of a double-dip recession, some corporations and high-net-worth highfliers who had idled their jets through the downturn are venturing back into business aviation.

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“I have an obligation to get you to your destination. You have an obligation to pay. What else is there? We don't need 24 pages of legalese.”

-VistaJet founder and chairman Thomas Flohr, on the company's unusually brief, easy-to-understand contracts