Business Jet Traveler

May 13, 2013
Gulfstream 550 (photo courtesy of Gulfstream)
It’s too early to predict overall sales for 2013, but one key indicator—the number of aircraft for sale—continues to tick lower, suggesting that a recovery is still ongoing. In fact, the number of available jets and turboprops is now at its lowest point in roughly five years.
May 13, 2013
Starting a Flight Department
When it comes to outright aircraft ownership, you basically have two choices: hire a management company to handle operations and maintenance or set up your own corporate flight department. Done right, either option will afford you convenience and safety. What it really comes down to is cost versus control.
May 13, 2013
Learjet 70/75
The latest generation of “little Lears” represents a big departure from what Bill Lear envisioned when he started his iconic company 50 years ago. The original Learjet 23 forced passengers to trade comfort for speed in a cramped cabin with few amenities and limited range. My, how times have changed.
May 13, 2013
Daymond John
When he launched his FUBU clothing line in 1992, Daymond John was a 23-year-old waiter and taxi driver with no college education, no business training, no manufacturing operation, no contracts with retailers and no money to speak of.
May 13, 2013
Patrick Chung, player for the New England Patriots, reads to children in Boston at the Macy’s store. Macy’s is a long-time sponsor of RIF.
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.
May 10, 2013
A memorable taste of Britain
A ballotine is boned and flattened poultry, stuffed with ground meat and other ingredients. The dish doesn’t get any tastier than the version concocted by Bon Soirée owner/chef Derek Freeman.
May 10, 2013
Oklahoma Joe’s
Restaurants such as Arthur Bryant’s and Gates Bar-B-Q are arguably better known among Kansas City barbecue fans, but relative newcomer Oklahoma Joe’s is nonetheless a standout.
May 10, 2013
Jennifer Leach English at ABACE 2013 in Shanghai
We’ve just returned from Shanghai, where we distributed the Chinese-language version of our BJT Buyers’ Guide at the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition. I’m pleased to report that demand for the magazine at ABACE proved even greater this year than it was in 2012, when it also attracted plenty of attention.
May 9, 2013
Springsteen on Springsteen: Interviews, Speeches, and Encounters
What does Business Jet Traveler editor Jeff Burger do in his spare time? Occasionally, he eats and sleeps, but mostly these days he works on book projects.
March 25, 2013
Jets for the long haul
The changing face of global commerce is rerouting flight plans. “Many companies are using large-cabin, long-range business jets to provide nonstop access to overseas markets, especially Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa,” said Ed Bolen, the National Business Aviation Association’s CEO.

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“You are so motivated to make sure the trip goes smoothly, because you know that the organs of these two kids are now going to save the lives of more than just a handful of other kids.”