France's Dassault Aviation - maker of the Falcon Jet line of corporate airplanes - is part of an $11 billion-in-revenue, family-controlled group of businesses that take the long view of their company and industry. It leans heavily on seven decades of designing and manufacturing renowned military jet fighters such as the Mirage and Rafale. For this reason, Dassault's approach to the market is very different from its peers', resulting in brilliantly engineered planes that deliver superior fuel efficiency and sport the latest technology - and are seriously fun to fly.
BJT Covers Bizav for Barron's
In our latest collaboration with Barron’s, BJT’s Mark Huber reports that the company’s new light jet is faster, quieter and roomier than the competition.
In our latest collaboration with Barron's, BJT's Mark Huber picks five of his favorite bizjets, from entry level to top of the line.
As other “alternative airlines” flounder, Surf Air flies the skies.
Among the no-nos: Smoking pot and videotaping other guests.
Lessons from the collapse of Avantair.
When the only thing that will do is your own home and office in the sky.
Save money by matching your machine to your mission.
This hot, $65 million business jet can cut an hour’s fly time from long hauls.
In the 1980s, many chief pilots of America’s largest companies received beautifully packaged boxes containing a VHS video titled Sikorsky S-76—The Time Machine. The video was the idea of documentary filmmaker David Hoffman. “Harry Gray, the CEO of United Technologies...[had learned that] the S-76 helicopter was a difficult sale to the corporate marketplace,” Hoffman says. “The CEOs wanted a corporate helicopter, but their CFOs were concerned about the cost.”
“[New billionaires in fast-growing countries] have to buy longer-range airplanes. If you’re flying from Mongolia to Nigeria, it’s either a three-day journey flying commercial or a nine-hour flight on your jet.”