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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“When you get into the larger aircraft it becomes like a hotel, with dozens of staff supporting the plane based in a galley area down below. You have very comprehensive cooking facilities, and on larger aircraft we have looked at theatres, with spiral staircases and a Steinway grand piano. The limitations for what you can put inside a plane are pretty much the limits of physics, and even money cannot always overcome that. Even so, people are still always trying to push [the limits]. ”

-Howard Guy of Design Q, a UK-based consultancy