Flying

January 26, 2012
Lufthansa Private Jet Coming To North America
Lufthansa announced January 23 that it will introduce its Lufthansa Private Jet service to the North American market on February 1. The service–which the company already offers in Europe in conjunction with NetJets Europe–will connect 21 North American cities served by Lufthansa and Swiss airlines.
January 26, 2012
Martha Stewart Creates Menus for Charter Operator
Martha Stewart is now flying charter through Farmingdale, N.Y.-based Talon Air and she appears in a lengthy video featured on the private aviation services' company website. Stewart created breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes that will be prepared by Talon Air chefs and served onboard with recommended wine pairings.
January 19, 2012
Inside an XOJet GV
San Francisco-based XOJet experienced 30 percent year-over-year growth in flight hours in 2011. By comparison, the private aviation industry overall experienced 5 percent growth, according to the FAA.
January 19, 2012
Hawker 850XP
Business aircraft flying activity in the U.S. fell 2.2 percent in December, compared with the same month a year ago, according to data from aviation services company Argus. While Part 91 (corporate) flying increased 2.1 percent compared with December 2010, fractional and charter flights declined 3.6 and 8.4 percent respectively.
January 19, 2012
Maurício Botelho
Maurício Botelho resigned as chairman of the board of Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer “for personal reasons" on January 13. Vice chairman Hermann Wever will fill the top job until the company elects a new chairman. Botelho, who served as president and CEO of Embraer from 1995 to 2007, led its restructuring, growth and globalization efforts.
January 12, 2012
Catering Firm Bringing Chefs Aboard Jets
Chef in the Sky, a new service from London-based caterer Alison Price On Air, provides personal chefs aboard business jet flights. Customers can choose from a preselected menu with paired wines or design their own multicourse feasts.
January 12, 2012
Passengers using Anjet Charter
Anjet has opened an office in Hong Kong to complement its California-based operations. The charter company will cater to the private aviation needs of clients in China, South Korea, Singapore, India, the South Pacific, Australia, New Zealand and the surrounding areas.
January 12, 2012
Sit 'n Stay Global Inflight Pet Safety Training
If you regularly bring pets aboard your aircraft, you might be interested in an upcoming seminar hosted by Sit 'n Stay Global. The three-hour course, set for January 18 in Long Beach, Calif., will cover how to properly prepare a cabin for a pet passenger, how to secure the pet inflight, evacuation procedures and pet first aid.
January 5, 2012
G650
The number of non-fatal accidents involving U.S.-registered business jets nearly doubled from 16 in 2010 to 31 last year, according to statistics compiled by BJT sister publication Aviation International News. During the same period, the number of accidents involving U.S.-registered turboprops increased from 32 to 43.
January 5, 2012
The Jet Business
The Jet Business, which bills itself as “the world’s first corporate aviation showroom for business jet aircraft,” opens its doors this month at One Grosvenor Place in central London. The showroom, which will be open by appointment only, boasts a full-scale cabin mockup of an Airbus Corporate Jet in its front window.

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“You’re absolutely right—and you can’t stand up in your [expletive] Rolls-Royce, either.”

-William Lear, in the early '60s, replying to a man who complained that he couldn't stand up in the original Lear Jet