Flying

New Aircraft Preview: Bell 525 Relentless

The 525 Relentless is Bell Helicopter's most ambitious project in years and its largest civil helicopter ever.

Money

Murky Waters for Charter Brokers

Some charter brokers have become overly creative in the methods they use to stimulate business, running afoul of Department of Transportation requirements in the process.

People

ExecuJet Aviation chairman Niall Olver

ExecuJet Aviation chairman Niall Olver pioneered business aviation’s global migration, but he still believes the industry
has plenty of room for improvement.

Time Off

Incredible India

‘‘Incredible India” is a phrase originally developed as a tagline to advertise the country’s magnificent hotels, tourist sites and natural beauty—the phrase caught on because it is so apt.

Bizav Basics

That new-airplane smell

When you’re buying a jet, months of work culminate the moment you sign the papers. You’re finished with research, analysis, due diligence and inspections. You’ve had the last of your consultations with brokers, attorneys, accountants, pilots and mechanics. The marathon has been run and now you can reap the rewards.

 

Bizjet Lifestyle

Tourists often overlook Chennai, but it’s India’s fourth-largest city, the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu and a great jumping-off point for exploring the area’s impressive Hindu temples. (Photo: Fotolia)
Step beyond your comfort zone, withstand the unpredictable and experience a different way of life.
In Oregon’s lush, green Willamette Valley, black and white winter truffles grow among the roots of young Douglas firs. (Photo courtesy of Oregon Truffle Festival)
European varieties of this delicacy command astronomical prices, but some foodies rave about the less-expensive, easier-to-find ones in Oregon.

Quote/Unquote

““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