Business Jet Traveler » August 2012

September 20, 2012
Range Rover Evoque (photo: Nigel Moll)
On the inside, Range Rover’s new, brand-bolstering Evoque is surprisingly spacious in the seating department and capable in performance, despite its four-cylinder engine and modest footprint (16 inches shorter and more than 1,600 pounds lighter than a Range Rover Sport). The interior trim is worthy of the marque, too, but the vehicle’s hatchback area offers limited baggage space.
September 11, 2012
Piaggio Avanti
Its futuristic lines seduce, its rate of climb and speed exhilarate and its operating economics spell savings. The Piaggio Avanti vastly outperforms all other turboprops and noses past some light jets. It’s a 400-knot rocket with a near stand-up cabin that has the cross section of a midsize jet. There’s comfortable seating for six passengers aft of the cockpit and the airplane has a seats-full range of 980 nautical miles. Fly with two fewer passengers and range increases to 1,300 nautical miles. Considering that the design of this twin-engine turboprop pusher is 30 years old, this is nothing short of amazing. The fact that barely 200 are flying after all these years is perplexing.
September 5, 2012
Chris Holifield
As a young worker at fast-food joints, Chris Holifield daydreamed about owning her own company instead of focusing on the business at hand and this led on some occasions to her getting fired.
September 4, 2012
Cessna’s Citation Latitude
Last October, Cessna introduced the first in a new series of midsize business jets. The $14.9 million (2011 dollars) Citation Latitude features seating for eight, a large fuselage and a range of 2,300 nautical miles.
August 30, 2012
Black Jack’s Crossing Golf Club
Depending upon how far out of the way you like to get, this could be the place for you.
August 15, 2012
Choosing your aviation lawyer
When you need legal help buying, owning, operating or selling an aircraft, whom do you call? Many people contact their regular business attorney. That can be a big mistake.
August 8, 2012
Prague
Expect to be awestruck when you enter the open expanse of Prague’s Old Town Square. You’ll face an array of facades, pediments and spires ranging from Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance to baroque and art nouveau. The buildings constitute a textbook study of urban development from the 14th century to the present.
August 8, 2012
What to expect from your pilot and crew
They are greeters, baggage ­handlers, cabin attendants, brand ambassadors and–oh, yes–they’re responsible for piloting your charter flight. Charter providers, eager to distinguish themselves in a competitive market, are touting the customer service their flight crews provide. That makes sense.
August 8, 2012
Just as different singers often offer widely varying interpretations of the same song, different observers view the used jet market from diverse vantage points. Moreover, a buyer’s or seller’s perspective on the market can make, impede or prevent a sale.
August 8, 2012
15 business jets that shaped the industry
Business jets have improved enormously in the past 50 years, from gas-guzzling go-getters to today’s highly efficient, long-legged luxury liners and tiny personal jets.

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“"How many leaders actively seek out and encourage views alien and at odds with their own? All too few...Who in your organization serves as your Challenger In Chief? Interrogating the choices you are considering making? Making you consider the uncontemplated, the unimaginable and that which contradicts or refutes your position? And also challenging you?"”

-Noreena Hertz, author of Eyes Wide Open: How To Make Smart Decisions in a Confusing World