Business Jet Traveler

April 1, 2008
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has announced 2007 shipment figures for the general aviation industry, and the news is good. The industry showed record billings of $21.9 billion, eclipsing the previous year's figure by 16 percent.
April 1, 2008
Tucson international airport boasts six FBOs. A seventh is slated to open thi
The three main airports serving Tucson, Ariz., host an eclectic mix of aircraft and missions. Traffic at all three-Tucson International, Ryan and Marana-is on the upswing. But unlike at Phoenix 120 miles northwest, flight congestion around Tucson remains minimal, and you can get in and out of there fairly easily. 
February 1, 2008
“Most people flying private would pay a 20-percent premium for the benefits f
"I started when I was six," said Michael Scheeringa, when asked how he wound up in aviation. "I grew up in Phoenix, and when I was in grade school, I used to take the city bus to the airport and watch airplanes take off and land, and count passengers. At that point, I thought I'd want to build airports."
February 1, 2008
Do you have a favorite in-flight meal or caterer you’d like to see featured h
The Dish: Fresh, grilled Hawaiian escolar, marinated in lemon juice, olive oil and herbs, garnished with fresh vegetable. The Caterer: Kahler In-Flight Catering, Rochester, Minn.; (507) 280-6200; www.kahler.com.
February 1, 2008
Hohokana Indians built the stone walls found near Stone canyon’s Holes 7, 9 a
Here's a golf course that looks like a prehistoric rock garden. Luckily, it plays like a something out of Eden. Between the stark, boulder-strewn Santa Catalina Mountains looming on the east and the Tortolita Mountains to the north, you half expect to see dinosaurs roaming just around the doglegs here.
February 1, 2008
An Air Force Boeing C-17 recently flew crosscountry powered by a synthetic fu
Last December 17, 104 years to the day after the Wright Brothers' historic first flight, a U.S. Boeing C-17 Globemaster III accomplished another milestone. The heavy lift cargo jet touched down at McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey, completing the type's first transcontinental journey using a synthetic fuel blend.
February 1, 2008
Before you say yes to a candidate's request for a ride, check with your tax a
As the presidential primary season heats up and Election Day approaches, you may be asked to make your aircraft available for travel by government officials and political candidates. Before doing so, you should familiarize yourself with the many laws, regulations and rules that govern such transportation.
February 1, 2008
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s 412-foot-long Octopus features one helideck
Last fall at the prestigious Monaco Yacht Show, Eurocopter was in attendance-not to buy a yacht, but to sell a helicopter, or two or three, in a market in which helicopters are much in demand. In fact, it is rare these days to see any yacht longer than about 120 feet come off the design board without a helicopter flight deck.
February 1, 2008
There are significant differences among the major fractional programs, said o
The fractional share market "has passed its period of rapid growth," according to a report prepared by consulting firm Velocity Group for XOJet, a company that sells flight time in hourly increments. Fractional shareholder growth averaged 2.2 percent per year from 2003 to 2006, but the fractional share fleet actually shrunk a bit, according to Velocity.
February 1, 2008
XOJet CEO Paul Touw, commenting on air-taxi VLJ operations

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