Business Jet Traveler » June 2009

June 1, 2009
It doesn't have wings and doesn't fly, but it's definitely a Lear, as its sleek lines and innovative design suggest. The Lear204, a 20-foot electric boat, will carry 11 passengers 50 miles on a fully charged set of batteries at a cost of about $2.
June 1, 2009
For the first quarter of this year, business aviation accidents, including those with fatalities, declined from the same period in 2008, according to Boca Raton, Fla.-based industry safety analyst Robert E. Breiling Associates. The number of aviation-accident deaths increased, however.
June 1, 2009
Under the "gotta have one" heading comes this little item: a seven-ounce, cellphone-sized satellite tracking device that also serves as an emergency-locator transmitter and allows you to check in with friends and provide them with trip progress reports.
June 1, 2009
Many U.S. business aircraft operators have been reacting with dismay to the news that they need to start registering now for the European emissions trading scheme (ETS), which takes effect in 2012. In fact, some U.S. operators have already received letters from UK officials asking them to provide a point of contact.
June 1, 2009
Do you have a favorite in-flight meal or caterer you’d like to see featured h
The Dish: Naan
June 1, 2009
Readers who participated in the 2009 Aviation International News FBO Survey picked Sugar Land Regional Airport as the top supplier of ground-support services this year, bumping long-time number-one Wilson Air Center Memphis to second place. Located near Houston, the city-owned and -run Sugar Land was the only FBO with an overall average score above 9.00 in this year's survey.
June 1, 2009
Bethpage Hole 10.
From June 15 to 21, the world's best golfers will be at Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, N.Y., for the U.S. Open, the second major event of the season. This marks a return to Bethpage for the championship event, which the state park hosted in 2002. This year, as then, golfers will play the par-71 Black Course during the championship days (June 18 to 21).
June 1, 2009
An increase in sales activity in the first quarter has spilled into the second, and the uptick appears to be more than a temporary rise. While it's no secret that prices have been decimated compared with those of a year ago, the declines are resulting in values that for some are simply too hard to resist.
June 1, 2009
Portrait by Manuello Paganelli
As Golf legend Gary Player's Black Knight Enterprises continues to grow, his travel schedule is expanding to allow him to keep commitments all around the globe.
June 1, 2009
There are so many things to do in Stowe’s off-season that I was hard-pressed
World-class downhill slopes and chillingly steep "front four" mountaintop runs have made Stowe, Vt., a favorite destination for skiers. On a jaunt in summer, however, I discovered that this historic New England village has far more to offer than skiing. I also realized how dramatically the Green State differs from anywhere else in the country.

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