Flying

August 1, 2013
“The concierges get to know you, so if we have access to an amazing James Bond ­premiere, they can call you and say, ‘I know you’re  a big fan of James Bond. Would you like to attend?’”  (Illustration: John T. Lewis)
Whatever you want—wherever and whenever you want it—concierge services can deliver.
August 1, 2013
“We love procrastinators, because we know how to help them,” says A1 founder and CEO Omar Saleem. (Illustration: Fotolia)
Private companies can cut red tape to quickly deliver passports, visas and other travel documents.
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
Residual Value
If you’re shopping for an aircraft, paying attention to residual-value projections could save you a small fortune.
June 27, 2013
Business Aviation Caterers
These days on a private jet you not only can fly wherever you want whenever you want, you can also dine en route on whatever you want. Caterers like Alison Price On Air and Bon Soirée of London and Hubert-Marsden Catering of Zurich, Switzerland can provide anything from fois gras with black truffle to chateaubriand with bordelaise sauce to Beluga caviar.
June 27, 2013
Today’s cutting edge won’t make the cut tomorrow.
Ten years ago, nobody even talked about lighting aircraft cabins with LEDs. Today, not an airplane rolls out of a completion center that isn’t LED from nose to tail. The result: illumination that’s brighter, lower maintenance, longer lasting and more economical.
June 27, 2013
Versace teamed with TAG Aircraft Interiors to create this rendering proposal for a large-cabin private jet.
In recent years, many luxury fashion and design houses have ventured into the realm of the ­private jet cabin. Automobile and yacht designers are ­climbing aboard, too.
June 27, 2013
Book a slot now to minimize the wait
As the industry recovers from the long recession, sales of used and new aircraft are accelerating. Largely as a result, more and more independent completion and refurbishment shops are building a backlog of orders.
June 26, 2013
Airbus ACJ319
As soon as its first owner departs from the manufacturer’s delivery center, a new airplane technically becomes used (or preowned). For various reasons, however, 10 years after an aircraft’s final production date is generally considered the milestone separating “newer” used business aircraft from “older” ones.
June 26, 2013
Embraer Legacy 500
Some new or dramatically upgraded business jets have recently been certified, and manufacturers anticipate FAA approval for 19 more models over the next several years. Assuming the global economy improves, demand for them should be strong. Here’s a look at the latest bizjet crop.

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““When I made the film The Invention of Lying, they gave me a private jet for getting back and forth between New York and London. I thought, ‘I will never use it’ but I ended up using it every weekend. You turn up, right, and the airport is completely empty. I mean, there’s just someone at the desk and then the pilot, who says, ‘Are you ready to go?’ and you say, ‘Don’t you want to see my passport?’ and he goes, ‘Oh yeah, I suppose I’d better.’” ”

-—actor and comedian Ricky Gervais