Business Jet Traveler » April 2009

April 1, 2009
Although Eclipse Aviation, maker of the Eclipse 500 very light jet, is undergoing Chapter 7 liquidation bankruptcy proceedings, the judge in the case has yet to set
April 1, 2009
The Zepplin NT is flying on four continents and has carried more than 85,000
I hear a faint hum as the Zeppelin NT, flying low over Friedrichshafen, Germany, slips ghostlike in and out of my view through the tree line. Now it's in the clear, looking majestic and stately, a true throwback to the 1930s.
April 1, 2009
Honeywell's annual market forecast for civil turbine-powered helicopters released in late February predicts flat to slightly increased deliveries in the next five years compared with the previous five, but there are caveats aplenty. The forecast calls for deliveries to remain near 2008 levels this year before declining in 2010.
April 1, 2009
Do you have a favorite in-flight meal or caterer you’d like to see featured h
The Dish: Nigiri Maki Chef Galine at Chefs de France on the Caribbean island of St. Maarten begins making this tantalizing Japanese platter by rolling sushi rice between his palms. Then he drapes the sushi with a thin slice of squid, octopus or eel and binds it together with a strip of nori, or edible seaweed.
April 1, 2009
When President Obama comes home to the Windy City, prepare for air traffic
April 1, 2009
Songs about jet travel can help set the mood on your next flight. Here are 10
You've installed superb audio gear on your jet. Why not use it to set the mood on board with songs about air travel? Popular musicians spend lots of time aloft, often in business jets, and their flights have inspired many songs. Here are 10 that might sound just right as you punch holes in the clouds.
April 1, 2009
Private aircraft charter operator XOjet has begun offering a fixed-price of $19,000 for a one-way, coast-to-coast flight on one of its Citation Xs. The deal applies to flights covering more than 4,000 airport pairs serving major East and West Coast
April 1, 2009
The European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition drew about 13,700 attendees and 440 exhibitors last year and organizers expect a similar turnout for 2009's event, to be held May 12 to 14 at Geneva PalExpo.
April 1, 2009
Avantair, which bills itself as "the only publicly traded, standalone fractional operator," is now offering "The Axis Club" membership program for a one-time fee, which starts at $75,000. Members "can access blocks of [25] flight hours at a locked-in rate with no restrictions on travel days," said Avantair senior executive vice president Matthew Doyle.

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“"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