Business Jet Traveler

April 1, 2008
Bonus depreciation can save you a lot on taxes–or not. It all depends on your
Bonus depreciation was introduced in the so-called Job Creation and Worker Assistance Act of 2002 in response to the economic malaise following 9/11. Under that act, if you contracted to purchase a factory-new aircraft on or after 9/11 and satisfied certain other requirements, you could start your tax depreciation with a 30-percent "bonus" amount in year one.
April 1, 2008
The National Transportation Safety Board has called the FAA's response "unacceptable" to four out of six NTSB safety recommendations addressing fatigue and duty-time limitations.
April 1, 2008
If you just can't get enough of aviation, we may have the perfect CD for you. Inspired by a love of airplanes to create what his Web site bills as a new musical genre, avant-garde Belgian composer Bruno Misonne features actual aircraft and airport noises (and in one case what sounds suspiciously like quacking ducks) on the techno-tracks of his new Aviation Music album.
April 1, 2008
Defenders of Berlin Tempelhof Airport in downtown Berlin have reported progress in their fight to keep the airfield open, as they have gathered the 170,000 votes required to force a public referendum. For the referendum to be valid, however, 25 percent of the city's 2.425 million voters must participate.
April 1, 2008
Adam Aircraft of Englewood, Colo., suspended operations on February 11 and four days later filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy, meaning the company will be liquidated. Adam had certified the A500 piston twin and was working on certification of the A700 very light jet.
February 1, 2008
The Learjet 45 is a popular model, and inventory of this mid-sized jet has de
In the first quarter of 2006, phones weren't ringing for used-jet sellers. Last year, the situation was the opposite, as activity out of the gate was head-spinning and never slowed. It's anybody's guess how '08 will unfold, but one thing seems clear: no longer does the market's health depend solely on the U.S.
February 1, 2008
The Eurofighter Typhoon and the Bugatti Veyron at the start of the “ultimate”
When the British television series Top Gear decided to create the definitive airplane vs. automobile race, host Richard Hammond got behind the wheel of what is arguably the world's fastest street car-the 1,001-horsepower Bugatti Veyron.
February 1, 2008
“Most people flying private would pay a 20-percent premium for the benefits f
"I started when I was six," said Michael Scheeringa, when asked how he wound up in aviation. "I grew up in Phoenix, and when I was in grade school, I used to take the city bus to the airport and watch airplanes take off and land, and count passengers. At that point, I thought I'd want to build airports."
February 1, 2008
Do you have a favorite in-flight meal or caterer you’d like to see featured h
The Dish: Fresh, grilled Hawaiian escolar, marinated in lemon juice, olive oil and herbs, garnished with fresh vegetable. The Caterer: Kahler In-Flight Catering, Rochester, Minn.; (507) 280-6200; www.kahler.com.
February 1, 2008
An Air Force Boeing C-17 recently flew crosscountry powered by a synthetic fu
Last December 17, 104 years to the day after the Wright Brothers' historic first flight, a U.S. Boeing C-17 Globemaster III accomplished another milestone. The heavy lift cargo jet touched down at McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey, completing the type's first transcontinental journey using a synthetic fuel blend.

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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