Buyers' Guide

June 27, 2013
The World's Top-rated FBOs
The ground-support facilities commonly known as FBOs (for fixed-base operations) represent a critical link in the private aviation chain. They provide aircraft fueling, hangars and parking tie-downs, cleaning and water replenishment, meeting spaces, catering facilities and, at some locations, maintenance services.
June 26, 2013
Airbus ACJ319
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.
June 26, 2013
Patch the holes in your aviation insurance
Two corporate aircraft runway accidents in recent years underscore the importance of understanding your aviation insurance policy and communicating key details to all pertinent parties. The 2007 accidents—in Nova Scotia, Canada, and Santa Barbara, California—resulted in no serious passenger injuries but caused millions of dollars’ worth of damage.
June 26, 2013
Global 6000
Interest rates remain at historic lows, in part due to the Federal Reserve Bank’s continued efforts to keep them there. Doesn’t this mean that you should finance your next business jet purchase?
June 26, 2013
Embraer Legacy 500
Some new or dramatically upgraded business jets have recently been certified, and manufacturers anticipate FAA approval for 19 more models over the next several years. Assuming the global economy improves, demand for them should be strong. Here’s a look at the latest bizjet crop.
June 26, 2013
The Major Aircraft Manufacturers at a Glance
Here’s a look at the world’s leading business jet manufacturers and their current and upcoming models.      
June 26, 2013
Charters? Jet Cards? Fractionals?
Here’s how to chart a flight path that works for you.
August 23, 2012
How to buy an airplane
Think of buying an airplane as an exercise akin to building a house or purchasing an old one.
August 7, 2012
Is flying privately an economically sound idea or is it just a wonderful way to travel? The answer depends a lot on your circumstances, but consider the following cost comparisons for two hypothetical trips by car, airliner and private aircraft. The numbers explain why, even in a down economy, the opportunities offered by business aviation remain attractive.
August 7, 2012
Should you buy a jet card?
Jet cards, introduced just over a decade ago as bait for fractional-ownership programs, are now the access option of choice for many business aviation users. The cards are even finding a place in the wallets of numerous aircraft owners and dedicated charter customers.

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“You want to make sure with a race in which you'll be flying home with other drivers that you don't crash into them. It's happened before, and it can make for a little bit of a tense situation.”