Business Jet Traveler » June 2009

June 1, 2009
What you'll pay for charter varies not only by aircraft type and model but also by region. Here are the average per-hour rates for popular aircraft nationally and in the South Central U.S., now and a year ago. Look for price data for other parts of the country in future issues.
June 1, 2009
When Cessna chairman, CEO and president Jack Pelton said on April 27 that the company's large-cabin Citation Columbus program was being slowed, few could have imagined that two days later the Wichita-based aircraft manufacturer would announce the project's suspension.
June 1, 2009
Embraer's Phenom 100 entry-level jet received European Aviation Safety Association certification in April. The Brazilian manufacturer introduced the five-passenger twinjet in 2005 and earned certification last December from the Brazilian Agencia Nacional de Aviacao Civil and the FAA. As of late April, 14 Phenom 100s had been delivered.
June 1, 2009
Cincinnati-based aviation services company ARG/US has released an on-site safety audit report focusing on commonly seen deficiencies in safety management systems (SMS) and emergency-response planning. The report is based on 116 audits of Part 91 and Part 135 operators conducted by ARG/US between Jan. 1, 2007, and Feb. 28, 2009.
June 1, 2009
No matter what satellite option you’re considering, the hardware prices can r
Now that the business jet cabin can be turned into a flying Wi-Fi hotspot, our days of being sealed off from the rest of the world after takeoff really are numbered.
June 1, 2009
Single Point of Contact, based in Corona, Calif., has introduced an aircraft maintenance service exclusively for overseas locations. Pricing depends on the regions where an operator needs coverage and the length of the contract. A map at
June 1, 2009
Hole No. 3
Well into his 80s, Pete Dye keeps on surprising us. The railroad ties and island greens are long behind him, but even as the former insurance salesman finds himself among the latest inductees into the World Golf Hall of Fame, his renewed creativity continues to remind us what a refreshing art form golf course architecture can be.
June 1, 2009
Avantair, the only publicly traded, stand-alone fractional operator, has added Great Exuma in the Bahamas to its primary service area. In addition, Avantair is offering its share owners a discounted accommodations rate at the island's Grand Isle Resort and Spa, with which it has established a relationship.
June 1, 2009
It's an interesting time to be taking over the editorship of a magazine, especially one called Business Jet Traveler.
June 1, 2009
Charter and aircraft management provider JetDirect Aviation ceased operations in April and Wayfarer Aviation subsequently announced that it had purchased "substantially all" the company's assets. Wayfarer is the new name for JetDirect Aviation Acquisition Company (JDAAC).

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