Business Jet Traveler

September 16, 2014
Approximately 25,000 people attend the National Business Aviation Association’s annual convention, which this year will take place in Orlando, Florida. (Photo: Mariano Rosales)
The National Business Aviation Association’s annual conclave—scheduled this year for October 21–23 in Orlando, Florida—typically attracts about 25,000 attendees from the world over.
September 6, 2014
(Photo: Bill Bernstein)
Barbara Barrett, CEO of Montana’s Triple Creek Ranch luxury resort, wears a cowboy hat but also many other hats: former U.S. ambassador to Finland, attorney, graduate school president, pilot, horsewoman, adventurer and astronaut.
September 1, 2014
Bixjet inventory keeps declining. So do prices.
September 1, 2014
Lush turf meets the sparkling sea at the Dominican Republic’s Corales Golf Club.
September 1, 2014
Deliveries are set to begin in 2017 on a model  our reviewer considers peerless.
September 1, 2014
More airplane for less money. That has been the core of Embraer’s value proposition since it entered the corporate jet fray in 1999, and it has resonated with the market.
September 1, 2014
To call the HM4 a watch is like saying an aircraft carrier is a boat. Of course the HM4—short for Horological Machine No. 4—tells time, but it is far more than a mere timepiece and ultimately reflects the creative genius of its creator, Maximilian Büsser, and his team at MB&F, the Swiss watchmaker.
September 1, 2014
Michimasa Fujino, Honda Aircraft CEO
Rather than downplay the HondaJet’s unconventional look, with its over-the-wing engine mount (OTWEM), the manufacturer has chosen to embrace it. The new ad campaign features a series of clever images that suggest the frontal shape of the developmental jet, with appropriately positive connotations. Knowing the history of the HondaJet’s development, I love it.
September 1, 2014
One of the most pervasive myths about the taxation of business jets in the U.S. is that the owner isn’t entitled to any deductions unless more than 50 percent of the aircraft’s usage is in a trade or business. I hear this regularly from people who are contemplating a jet acquisition but worry that they won’t be able to take any tax deductions for it because less than half the usage will be business-related. Like many myths, this one contains a nugget of truth, as I’ll explain presently. But it’s incorrect to assume you can’t write off anything if your business use doesn’t exceed 50 percent.
September 1, 2014
Today’s business jets offer all the electronic “toys” you’ll find at home. Depending on your home, in fact, you might discover more gizmos to play with on the airplane these days.

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“I have an obligation to get you to your destination. You have an obligation to pay. What else is there? We don't need 24 pages of legalese.”

-VistaJet founder and chairman Thomas Flohr, on the company's unusually brief, easy-to-understand contracts