Business Jet Traveler

February 22, 2015
“Many people who buy an aircraft get disillusioned by the cost of ownership. If you are going  to fly less than 250 to 300 hours a year, you should charter instead.” (Photo: David McIntosh)
ExecuJet Aviation chairman Niall Olver pioneered business aviation’s global migration, but he still believes the industry has plenty of room for improvement.
February 12, 2015
Forty species of mammals live here, including whitetail deer and the rare Florida panther. (Photo: National Park Service)
Now’s the time to visit the Everglades and, with the water low, see concentrations of wildlife.
February 11, 2015
Owner-approval issues can destroy a aircraft broker-client relationship. (Photo: Fotolia)
The owner-approval process can nix your charter booking—even at the last minute.
February 9, 2015
The airplane can comfortably transport four passengers across the continental U.S. and also is a favorite for transatlantic crossings.
The Bombardier Challenger 604 is a wide-bodied marathoner that offers lots of refurb options.
February 3, 2015
Tourists often overlook Chennai, but it’s India’s fourth-largest city, the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu and a great jumping-off point for exploring the area’s impressive Hindu temples. (Photo: Fotolia)
‘‘Incredible India” is a phrase originally developed as a tagline to advertise the country’s magnificent hotels, tourist sites and natural beauty—the phrase caught on because it is so apt.
January 31, 2015
When you’re choosing a business jet, we can’t think of a better source than the pilots who operate these aircraft every day. (Photo: Fotolia)
When you’re choosing a business jet to charter or buy, there’s a lot to consider, including cabin ­comfort and size, in-flight entertainment, speed, range, safety features, baggage space and more.
January 26, 2015
Coppola uses his Daher-Socata TBM 850 for flights within California. (Photo: Chad Keig)
Acclaimed director Francis Ford Coppola talks about filmmaking and flying.
January 25, 2015
Recent developments in weather radar have significantly improved safety, and also improved efficiency in flight planning and avoiding turbulence. (Photo: Mark Phelps)
Knowing with confidence and precision where bad weather is makes for more than just safer flying.
January 20, 2015
Travelers are growing more comfortable with online booking. One company sold a BBJ flight on  its app for half a million dollars. (Illustration: John T. Lewis)
Several online charter portals have launched recently, giving you the option to arrange trips via the Web instead of picking up the phone.
January 20, 2015
Even fractional shareowners can find themselves acting as indirect air carriers. (Illustration: John T. Lewis)
Some charter brokers have become overly creative in the methods they use to stimulate business, running afoul of Department of Transportation requirements in the process.

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“"Many years ago, our company founder, Al Conklin, sold a new twin-engine business aircraft to a very successful entrepreneur. He had established a bit of a rapport with the individual and, after the sale, asked him straight out, 'How can you justify the cost of this airplane?' His reply? 'What is the cost of a divorce?'"–David Wyndham, president, Conklin & de Decker”

-David Wyndham