Business Jet Traveler » April 2011

April 1, 2011
Rugged and refined, historic but New Age, northern New Mexico offers a colorful landscape and a lifestyle that tempts vacationers with a panoply of world-class golf, fashionable ski resorts, operas, fine-art galleries and handcrafted goods. The Land of Enchantment, nestled around the southern end of the Rockies, is as much a state of mind as a geographical region.
April 1, 2011
Here in the eastern U.S., we experienced an unusually harsh winter, with record snowfall and bitter temperatures. The airlines cancelled or delayed thousands of flights and even announced preemptive cancellations in anticipation of storms. As if we needed another reason to love flying privately.
April 1, 2011
The French Riviera seems likely to be a popular destination this spring, with the famous Cannes International Film Festival set for May 11 to 22 and the Formula 1 Grand Prix in the streets of neighboring Monaco scheduled for May 24. Then comes the Cannes Airshow, a business and general aviation event, from June 9 through 11.
April 1, 2011
You can search by aircraft type and then narrow the results by model and loca
When you're ready to buy or sell a preowned aircraft, you'd be wise to start the process by going online. Our own BJTonline.com includes reviews of many models and-particularly in the site's Buyers' Guide section-lots of information about acquiring, financing and insuring aircraft. Many other Web sites can help you research models you're considering or determine demand and pricing for one you want to sell.
April 1, 2011
Arnold Palmer
Arnold Palmer, who appeared on the February/March 2010 cover of BJT, took what he said would be his last flight as a pilot on January 31 when he flew his Cessna Citation X from Palm Springs, Calif., to his home in Orlando, Fla. Palmer, 81, flew for almost 55 years and logged more than 20,000 hours in the cockpit.
April 1, 2011
When you travel internationally, do you spend too much time thumbing through translation dictionaries and trying to pronounce unfamiliar words? Help has arrived in the form of Google Translate, a free iPhone app that covers 58 languages-everything from Afrikaans, Albanian and Arabic to Vietnamese, Welsh and Yiddish.
April 1, 2011
Gundel Restaurant
Arguably the most famous restaurant in all of Hungary, Gundel-located near Heroes Square and the Budapest Zoo in the center of the city-has been wowing visitors and locals for generations. It serves stunning, mostly traditional Hungarian dishes in an elegant and charming Old World atmosphere.
April 1, 2011
-ousted JetBlue founder David Neeleman, on why he named his new airline Azul, which is Portuguese for "blue"
April 1, 2011
“The CEO and President [at JetBlue]...should have known better. it’s ironic t
Like Richard Branson, who arrived late and left early when I interviewed him three years ago, JetBlue founder David Neeleman seems to be a man in a hurry. He showed up 20 minutes after the appointed time for our talk, exchanged brief hellos and ducked into his office to check e-mail.
April 1, 2011
Cessna improved its odds of market ­success by embracing the tried and true.
Four years ago, when I last wrote about the Cessna Citation Mustang entry-level twin jet, customer deliveries had just begun. Since then, more than 500 have been ordered and about 300 have been delivered. I've had a chance to log some simulator, cockpit and cabin time and talk to several happy Mustang owners.

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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