Business Jet Traveler

September 18, 2016
An aircraft operated by NetJets, which pioneered the fractional field and remains the largest share provider. Photo: Barry Ambrose
Recent constriction in the fractional space and changes within the remaining programs are stacking the deck against shareowners, curbing rights, and cutting once-standard benefits, contend a pair of consultants who represent share buyers.
September 15, 2016
Matalin with English at the BJT photo shoot. PHOTO: ESSDRAS M. SUAREZ
Who better than Mary Matalin and James Carville to grace the October/November cover of this magazine? The political power couple—and longtime business jet fans—are the perfect duo to comment on the unprecedented craziness surrounding this year’s U.S. presidential election (see interviews).
September 15, 2016
Mary Matalin and James Carville. (Photo: Essdras M. Suarez)
James Carville and Mary Matalin, whose improbable marriage has now lasted 23 years, agree on at least two things: they love each other and they love business jets. But on many other issues, they remain at least as far apart as America’s two major political parties.
September 11, 2016
The Sunshine Kids
BJT readers—who represent one of the highest-net-worth magazine audiences anywhere—clearly have the means to contribute to a better world. To help you do that, we’re spotlighting one -deserving organization per issue.
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
Art Dawley PHOTO: MARK WAGNER
Art Dawley is CEO of Wyvern Consulting, which for 25 years has provided risk-assessment and safety-audit services for the air charter industry and its customers.
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.
September 1, 2016
PHOTO: THOMAS R. PERO
I’ve admired the beauty of the wild trout found by President Thomas Jefferson’s Corps of Discovery since the first time I caught one while wading a sandy beach of Yellowstone Lake in the spring of 1974. The species is called “cutthroat” because of a vivid reddish-orange slash curving across each lower jaw.
August 28, 2016
Hourly maintenance plans for airframes, engines, and avionics have become a regular and often expected part of aircraft ownership. In exchange for a fee paid for each operating hour (and sometimes fixed fees as well), plan providers agree to cover certain or all scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, thereby bringing cost and performance surety to operations.
August 28, 2016
Chuck Berry's Cadillac
On September 24, President Obama will be on hand for the opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, a 400,000-square-foot building on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

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