Flying

July 19, 2015
Though it failed commercially, the Starship paved the way for more advanced composite aircraft.
These days, everyone in the aviation field talks about composite aircraft. Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner is made mostly of carbon fiber composites, and the percentage of composite content in new business jet designs is on the rise. Over time, carbon fiber may, indeed, replace metal as the material of choice for aircraft. But how did we get here?
July 13, 2015
Before any business jet manufacturer delivers an airplane to a buyer, a lot of work goes into completing the cabin.  To give you an idea of what that work involves, Business Jet Traveler visited Dassault’s completions center in Little Rock, Arkansas.
July 13, 2015
Falcon 5X
Here comes the widest conventional bizjet cabin in the sky. Dassault revealed its long-anticipated large-cabin twin, the 5X, in late 2013.
July 1, 2015
Haeco Aircraft Engineering has created this cabin with a sushi bar.
Completions centers are getting creative about interiors
July 1, 2015
Traveling with the airlines these days often means paying extra for a ho-hum sandwich and bag of chips, but mealtime can be the highlight of a private flight for foodies. The bizav caterers listed here offer a wide range of options, including many that compare to what you’d enjoy in the world’s finest restaurants. 
July 1, 2015
BEECHCRAFT/TEXTRON AVIATION
Here’s a 2015 look at the world’s leading business jet manufacturers and their current and upcoming models.
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 15, 2015
Winecruzer's hard shell rolling wine case.
Found a great vintage while traveling and wondering how to get it home safely? Wrapping a piece of clothing around a bottle and placing it in your suitcase is the most common way of transporting wine, but it might not be the best.
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.

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“When you get into the larger aircraft it becomes like a hotel, with dozens of staff supporting the plane based in a galley area down below. You have very comprehensive cooking facilities, and on larger aircraft we have looked at theatres, with spiral staircases and a Steinway grand piano. The limitations for what you can put inside a plane are pretty much the limits of physics, and even money cannot always overcome that. Even so, people are still always trying to push [the limits]. ”

-Howard Guy of Design Q, a UK-based consultancy