Buyers' Guide

July 20, 2016
Airbus A318 Elite
As soon as its first owner departs from the manufacturer’s delivery center, a new airplane technically becomes used (or preowned). For various reasons, however, 10 years after an aircraft’s final production date is generally considered the milestone separating “newer” used business aircraft from “older” ones.
July 20, 2016
ILLUSTRATION: JOHN T. LEWIS
Figuring out how to own and operate a business jet can be frustrating for owners and their professional advisers. In the U.S., they need to pay attention to four principal objectives:
July 18, 2016
PHOTO: FOTOLIA
With prices at historic lows, inventories high, and retrofit options able to transform old airframes into like-new airplanes, will there ever be a better time to buy a preowned aircraft? Possibly, should the long slide in preowned prices that began in 2008 continue. Still, great opportunities for buyers await right now.
July 10, 2016
PHOTO: CY CYR
Professionals of all stripes, from your physician to the pilots you fly with, undergo regular retraining, buffing their skills and learning new procedures that improve operations.
July 5, 2016
Title Insurance Agent
July 5, 2016
Air-Sur (air-sur.com) (386) 672-8210Ormond Beach, Florida. Contact: Thomas K. Coughlin. AirSure (airsure.com) (303) 526-5300Golden, Colorado. Contact: Bill Behan.
July 5, 2016
Associated Air Center
Completion and Refurbishment Centers
July 5, 2016
Elliott Aviation
Cabin-Electronics Manufactures
July 5, 2016
Gulfstream Aerospace
Aircraft Manufactures
July 5, 2016
1st Source Bank (610) 269-1683Downingtown, Pennsylvania. Contact: Jeffrey Lindstadt. BB&T Equipment Finance (bbt.com) (303) 886-7008Towson, Maryland. Contact: Steve Olson.

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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