Special Reports

July 20, 2016
Airbus A318 Elite
As soon as its first owner departs from the manufacturer’s delivery center, a new airplane technically becomes used (or preowned). For various reasons, however, 10 years after an aircraft’s final production date is generally considered the milestone separating “newer” used business aircraft from “older” ones.
May 1, 2016
Like automobiles, business aircraft usually depreciate. But like high-end homes, they often gain value when owners make improvements. 
May 1, 2016
Photo courtesy of: Beautyandthebeastmalibu.com
The advantage of renting a private vacation property rather than a hotel room or suite are obvious: a luxury home can offer all of the comforts you could want, plus more privacy than hotels and resorts provide. 
April 14, 2016
It took five helicopter units from the Italian air force, navy and coast guard to rescue the passengers and crew of the Norman Atlantic car ferry after it caught fire on a crossing from Greece to Italy in late December 2014. The story of how passengers and crew were hauled to safety is remarkable, with the incident representing the one of the largest helicopter rescue missions in history.
March 13, 2016
Classroom after renovation
Affluent travelers have already explored London, Paris, and Rome; played golf on Scottish links; learned how to make pasta in Italy; and watched penguins waddle in Antarctica. Now many have moved beyond sun tanning and sightseeing. They want to continue to enjoy travel but also to use their skills and resources to benefit the places they visit.  
February 7, 2016
With the possible exception of nuclear-power plants, aviation is the most highly regulated industry I can think of. Laws and rules apply to every aspect of business flights, from where and when you can land to whether and how much you can pay for a flight. As a result, most everyone who works in business aviation exhibits an impressive awareness of legal requirements.
September 27, 2015
5th Annual Readers’ Choice Survey
More than a thousand subscribers responded to BJT’s  5th Annual Readers’ Choice Survey. Our thanks to all of you for taking the time to participate and helping us report on how well the industry is serving your needs.
August 16, 2015
AirFlite Aviation Services
Fixed-base operations (aka FBOs) deliver essential business aviation services such as fueling, deicing and aircraft shelter, as well as waiting areas for passengers and crew. Some FBOs also feature audiovisual-equipped conference rooms, business centers, snacks and concierge services, while many provide pilots and crews with flight-planning facilities; rooms for resting, showering and movie watching; and courtesy cars.
April 20, 2015
Business jet flying away.
Activity in China has slowed a bit, but that’s good news for some.
October 7, 2014
Once again, our annual Readers’ Choice Survey has produced a record response.

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Quote/Unquote

“"I've got a list of corporations that have gotten out of their airplanes [because of criticism from politicians]. It is the stupidest thing I've ever seen. When you look at the time and cost savings; it does not make sense not to fly [privately]. You can't let public perception interfere with your business decision to fly. It either is a good business decision or it isn't."”

-business aviation entrepreneur Nick Popovich