BJT Waypoints

May 13, 2014
Gregg Slow, executive vice president of sales and client services, XOJet
Gregg Slow was just 7 years old when his mom began working for entrepreneur Richard Santulli, who went on to create NetJets, the fractional-share provider. Looking back, Slow says he always knew that someday he would work in private aviation. He started his career at NetJets in 2001, commuting everyday alongside his mom.
May 5, 2014
After years of flying, it's easy to take air travel for granted and to see it simply as a way to move quickly from point A to point B. That's why you must watch this utterly charming film from Vodafone called An & Ria's First Flight. It's about a private jet journey by two women in their 70s, neither of whom has ever flown before.
April 16, 2014
Although Dassault Falcon Jet’s current line of business jets satisfies the needs of buyers who want large, wide cabins, there is no Falcon Jet that flies as far as the ultra-long range Gulfstream G650 or upcoming Bombardier Global jets.
January 15, 2014
Jetcraft's Jahid Fazal-Karim
Jahid Fazal-Karim became co-owner of Jetcraft in 2008 after a successful career at Airbus and Bombardier.
October 16, 2013
Susan Aselage (left) with Sabreliner technician Ramona Wingerter.
Susan Aselage has been with St. Louis, Missouri-based Sabreliner since its inception in 1983, when she became its second employee. Today, nearly 200 people work for the diversified aviation-services company, which manufactures parts for new and used fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft and repairs and maintains existing aircraft.
September 10, 2013
 Jet Aviation will operate a fleet of 12 Bombardier Global Express aircraft on behalf of VistaJet in the U.S. market. (Photo: VistaJet)
Europe-based VistaJet is entering the U.S. private-lift market with two unexpected alliances.
September 5, 2013
Photo courtesy of Flexjet
Directional Aviation Capital—the company headed by Kenn Ricci that owns Flight Options, Sentient Jet, Nextant Aerospace and Constant Aviation—announced this morning that it is buying fractional provider Flexjet from Bombardier for $185 million.
August 1, 2013
New private membership program Wheels Up will be launched with a fleet of Beechcraft King Air 350is
Kenny Dichter, founder of jet-card innovator Marquis Jet, is re-entering the private aviation market with the launch of Wheels Up.
August 1, 2013
Billionaire Nicolas Berggruen owns a Gulfstream IV but not much else.
A little over a decade ago, my wife and I had at least some small chance of becoming rich beyond belief. We were among the first investors in a technology startup that had the potential to be as revolutionary and widely adopted as the iPhone or iPad, and with even greater revenue.

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““CEOs go to their vacation homes just after companies report favorable news, and CEOs return to headquarters right before subsequent news is released. More good news is released when CEOs are back at work, and CEOs appear not to leave headquarters at all if a firm has adverse news to disclose. When CEOs are away from the office, stock prices behave quietly with sharply lower volatility. Volatility increases immediately when CEOs return to work.” —David Yermack, a New York University finance professor, whose recently released study shows a correlation between when CEOs take their private jets on vacation and movements in their companies’ stock price ”

-David Yermack