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December 4, 2016
Illustration: John T. Lewis
Many business jets have recently been depreciating faster than ever before. Some models whose value historically declined an average of 4 percent per year experienced losses in excess of 20 percent in 2015.
November 14, 2016
A growing number of longtime charter customers are becoming aircraft owners. The continuing slide in preowned prices is one reason, but equally important is heavy demand for charter lift. That has led more charter management companies to offer generous revenue deals, to entice clients to buy an airplane and put it on the operator’s charter certificate.
October 31, 2016
PHOTO: FOTOLIA
You undoubtedly already know that the fourth quarter is a good time to review your tax planning and that a key strategy involves accelerating deductions to the current year and pushing income into the following one. Here are some tips for how to do that, along with some other factors you should consider as 2016 winds down.
October 9, 2016
ILLUSTRATION: JOHN T. LEWIS
At the height of presidential primary season last spring, the New York Times reported that Donald Trump had been flying around “in his sleek Cessna jet” (a Citation X) even though its FAA registration had expired almost three months earlier.
September 11, 2016
You probably receive periodic requests to vote your shares in the companies in which you own stock. And if you’re like most individual shareholders, you won’t exercise this right.
September 4, 2016
Embraer’s Phenom100 light jet is the value-retention champion.
Vref, the transactional-market tracking service, recently created a pair of best-buy lists that underscore the hit business jet valuations have taken since 2008.
July 5, 2016
ILLUSTRATION: JOHN T. LEWIS
he Truth in Lending Act of 1968, requiring “full disclosure of the terms and conditions of finance charges in credit transactions,” was an unlikely inspiration for the FAA to enact a regulation requiring a “truth in leasing” clause in aircraft leases.
July 3, 2016
credit: John Lewis
A company tried to connect private pilots with prospective passengers, but the FAA nixed its plans.
June 19, 2016
Illustration: John T. Lewis
When looking after your home and the people who work in it gets to be too much, hire a house manager. When you can no longer keep track of all your house managers, you may need an estate manager.
June 12, 2016
Three Chinese orphans from remote cities were the first to benefit from Angel Jet Network’s free flights using donated private jets.
Angel Jet Network (AJN), a Hong Kong-based charity providing transportation to medical care for underprivileged patients across the Asia-Pacific region, made its first flights last September. The flights carried orphans from the Chunhui Children’s Foundation to Chinese hospitals, where they were due to have major surgery.

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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