Business Jet Traveler

February 1, 2007
State-of-the-art communications, 1980s style
Now anyone can take a seat on Air Force One. The Boeing 707 that served as the "flying White House" for seven U.S. presidents from 1973 through 2001 is on display and ready for boarding at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif., 45 minutes from downtown Los Angeles.
February 1, 2007
Raytheon Company last month announced a $3.3 billion "definitive agreement" that will result in the sale of Raytheon Aircraft to Onex Partners of Toronto and GS Capital Partners, an affiliate of New York-based Goldman Sachs.
February 1, 2007
Where is your business taking you today? Markets are emerging and growing all over the globe, particularly in the Middle East, China and India. It doesn't matter whether you run a bank, a factory or a chain of stores-sooner or later, you may find yourself trading goods or services with people halfway around the world.
December 2, 2006
Business jets were involved in 18 nonfatal and three fatal accidents during the first nine months of 2006, compared with 16 nonfatal and one fatal accident in the same period last year. Despite the increase in fatal accidents, the number of deaths remained the same, at eight persons, according to safety analyst Robert E. Breiling of Boca Raton, Fla.
December 1, 2006
The second prototype of the eight-passenger Grob SPn light jet crashed shortly after takoff from the company's airfield in Tussenhausen-Mattsies, Germany, on November 29, killing the chief test pilot, who was the sole occupant. The airplane had logged 28 hours since its first flight on September 29.
December 1, 2006
Jet Aviation, based in Basel, Switzerland, has contracted with internationally known designer Philippe Starck to fashion an executive/VIP interior for a customer's Airbus A330-200. The cabin will be fitted with a master bedroom and dressing room, lounge, conference/dining room and private salon. An aft section will be configured in business class and equipped with a galley.
December 1, 2006
Fractional ownership firm European Business Jets (EBJ) plans to expand its fleet through the addition of an aircraft management division. The company, based 70 miles north of London at Cambridge Airport, is also considering adding new airplane types, including very light jets such as Embraer's Phenom 100 and the HondaJet.
December 1, 2006
The Middle East Business Aviation conference and exhibition, scheduled for January 31 and February 1 in Dubai, is shaping up well, according to organizers.
December 1, 2006
Is fractional ownership right for you? Or would a jet-card program, a block-charter card program, on-demand charter or maybe even whole-aircraft ownership better suit your needs?
December 1, 2006
Business aviation, long exempt from the government security rules applied to airlines, will begin finding things different, and perhaps more onerous, at certain European airports.

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“"I've got a list of corporations that have gotten out of their airplanes [because of criticism from politicians]. It is the stupidest thing I've ever seen. When you look at the time and cost savings; it does not make sense not to fly [privately]. You can't let public perception interfere with your business decision to fly. It either is a good business decision or it isn't."”

-business aviation entrepreneur Nick Popovich