Buyers' Guide

July 8, 2014
TAG Aviation operates more than 50 aircraft in its charter fleet. (Photo: TAG Aviation)
Air Charter Service (aircharterservice.com, NY office: 516-432-5901) Worldwide charter broker has access to more than 50,000 aircraft.   Air Partner (airpartner.com, 888-247-7278)
July 8, 2014
Because hull insurance is based on the aircraft's agreed-to or stated value, there's potential for over- or under-insuring, which can be perilous. (Illustration: John  Lewis)
Your aircraft represents a wonderful business tool but also one of your largest potential exposures to catastrophic loss—one that could wipe out what you have spent years building. The importance of properly insuring against such loss should be obvious. Here’s a look at the most critical coverage types and clauses.
July 8, 2014
Jennifer Leach English (Photo: Bill Bernstein)
You’d never call David Diehl “average,” but in many ways he epitomizes the average business jet traveler. Like most readers of this magazine, he regularly utilizes private aviation to maximize family time while simultaneously advancing a high-level career.
July 7, 2014
Which of the major bizav access models—charter, jet card or fractional ownership—best suits you? To begin to answer that question, circle the number of each statement below that applies to you. If more than half of the statements for an access option apply, it could be a good choice. Note, though, that not all statements carry equal weight; the hours you fly annually can trump other factors in determining whether a solution is appropriate.
July 7, 2014
A flight attendant welcomes VistaJet client Frank McCourt, chairman and CEO of McCourt Global, aboard a Bombardier Global 6000 (Photo: Mark Wagner)
Given the amount of money involved, picking the right way to employ business aviation is one of the most critical financial decisions you can face. Unless you’re buying a whole aircraft, the first choice you have to make is what access model would best suit your needs, be it a fractional share, a jet card or traditional charter. Then you need to decide which company or companies to use.
July 15, 2013
AIR PARTNER, airpartner.com, 888-247-7278. Broker with 24 offices in North America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Access to all aircraft categories and types from vetted operators. Has facilitated more than 1,500 presidential and royal flights. Also offers jet cards.
July 15, 2013
AVANTAIR HAS SUSPENDED OPERATIONS. Please see related stories here and here.
July 15, 2013
DELTA PRIVATE JETS, deltaprivatejets.com, 877-541-3548. Delta Private Jets Card provides access to light, midsize, super-midsize and large-cabin jets from Delta’s managed and owned fleet and a network of approved charter operators. No interchange fee or fuel surcharge. Card purchase bestows SkyMiles Diamond Medallion status on Delta Airlines.
June 28, 2013
Jennifer English
Welcome to our sixth annual Buyers’ Guide. This special edition of BJT contains the updated and valuable information you need to be a smarter, more efficient business jet traveler. Below you’ll find just a few of the questions that we address in these pages.
June 28, 2013
Residual Value
If you’re shopping for an aircraft, paying attention to residual-value projections could save you a small fortune.

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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