Flying

February 1, 2016
BJT editorial director Jennifer English along with director of events Philip Scarano and associate publisher Nancy O'Brien
Despite rainy weather, the National Business Aviation Association's regional forum at Palm Beach Airport in West Palm Beach, Florida, on January 28 broke previous NBAA records for such local events.
January 19, 2016
As a passenger, you might well think that nothing can prepare you for an inflight emergency. No matter how many times you hear pre-departure guidance from flight attendants, would you really be ready to respond to a genuine emergency?
January 19, 2016
Falcon 8X
Is said that the margin of victory in life can sometimes be measured in inches. Dassault seems to think so.
January 17, 2016
Fractional providers are refreshing their fleets, taking delivery of new models in the industry’s first major upgrade wave since the 2008 economic downturn.
January 3, 2016
Until about 2013, “our pricing was below  cost, and that wasn’t sustainable in the long run,” says XOJet CEO Bradley Stewart.
In early 2009 XOJet upended the charter industry when it introduced all-inclusive one-way transcontinental U.S. rates of $19,000 aboard its owned and operated fleet of new Cessna Citation Xs (later joined by Bombardier Challenger 300s). Not bad for a company whose majority investor, Lehman Brothers, had gone bankrupt just months before
January 3, 2016
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Business aviation and privacy go hand in hand for good reasons, says our columnist. Some people in the general aviation industry object to the term “private flying,” on the theory that it suggests to the general public that we must have something nefarious to hide. I understand the concern, though I’ve never thought of it that way, any more than I’ve thought “private property” signs in a driveway implied the people living there were up to no good.
December 13, 2015
Gulfstream’s G500, which made its first test flight last May, will be capable of traveling nonstop from Los Angeles to London.
In October 2014, Gulfstream Aerospace formally launched two large-cabin jets designed to replace its G450 and G550 models: the G500 and the G600. The top speed for both aircraft is Mach 0.925, the same as for Gulfstream’s G650ER. With the introduction of the G500 and G600, all of the company’s large-cabin models will pay homage to the need for speed.
November 24, 2015
AgustaWestland AW109E Power
A few relatively minor concerns notwithstanding, this feature-packed and stylish model delivers excellent value. The AgustaWestland AW109 light twin helicopter has been on the market since 1976 and has undergone several permutations, gaining weight, interior width and power along the way. Timeless Italian styling and fast speed have made this helicopter a popular choice for executive transport for decades.
November 22, 2015
“How about celebrating New Year’s Eve in Australia?” suggested my advisor. “Then you fly back across the  International Date Line and celebrate again, in Hawaii.”(Illustration: John C. Lewis)
A woman behind me muttered wearily, “If I had a million dollars, I’d never get on an airliner again.” As she spoke, holiday music was playing somewhere in the departure lounge, and I began daydreaming. If I had an extra million dollars, I thought, I’d have a Christmas wish list involving air travel, but none of it would be on an airliner.
November 16, 2015
G500 Test Flight to NBAA 2015
The flight-test Gulfstream G500 (dubbed T1) made its first cross-country trip for the 2015 National Business Aviation Association Convention and Exhibition, arriving at Las Vegas Henderson Executive Airport on November 13.

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