Business Jet Traveler » June 2009

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).
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.

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“I have an obligation to get you to your destination. You have an obligation to pay. What else is there? We don't need 24 pages of legalese.”

-VistaJet founder and chairman Thomas Flohr, on the company's unusually brief, easy-to-understand contracts