Flying

June 22, 2015
Jet cards have their benefits, including consistent service and guaranteed aircraft access. (Illustration: John T. Lewis)
Growth could literally be in the cards for the bizav industry. Sentient Jet, which claims 4,000 jet card customers, reports 35 percent sales growth for 2014, while card purchases at Delta Private Jets set records last year and card hours flown in NetJets’ Marquis program saw double-digit growth.
June 14, 2015
Cessna's CJ3 offers long-range and a spacious cabin.
Cessna’s entire line of Citation CJ light jets has remained popular over the years. Offering varying degrees of stretch of the same diameter fuselage, the models share certain characteristics. But talk to CJ owners and it quickly becomes apparent that one variant stands out above its siblings as the perfect combination of range, performance and operating economics: the seven- to nine-passenger CJ3, which first entered service in 2004.
June 1, 2015
Dassault revealed the $45 million Falcon 5X in late 2013. The first aircraft will fly this year and certification is likely in 2017.
Lots of products boast of being the biggest and most advanced, but Dassault’s new large-cabin 5X twinjet really delivers on those claims. Among other things, it changes the standard for cabin comfort, aircraft performance and ease of maintenance. And it provides an impressive template for follow-on aircraft.
May 12, 2015
Pilot and copilot in a business jet cabin.
There’s new talk of eliminating copilots. Bad idea, says our columnist.
May 4, 2015
Luxury interior of a Boeing BBJ with pod seats.
Innovative technologies and designs make bizjets more comfortable and functional than ever before.
April 27, 2015
Boeing 767 on the tarmac.
Feeling cramped in your large-cabin bizjet? Maybe you need one of these.
April 20, 2015
Business Jet Traveler recently examined a full-scale mockup of the Dassault Falcon 5X long-range jet.
April 20, 2015
Cessna Citation Sovereign+ on the tarmac.
A major makeover renders a popular midsize jet even more appealing.
April 20, 2015
Dassault Falcon 8X
A look at the newly designed models set to enter service during the next few years.
April 12, 2015
Compared with the Cessna Citation Mustang, the Phenom 100 cruises 50 knots faster and weighs 1,000 pounds more (at maximum takeoff weight)
It's no wonder that Embraer has delivered more than 300 of its Phenom 100 entry-level jets since 2009. Fast and spacious for its class–with a top speed of 390 knots and now room for up to eight occupants–the aircraft resonates with smaller companies charter companies and individual owners.

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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