Among the no-nos: Smoking pot and videotaping other guests.
BJT Covers Bizav for Barron's
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.”
Xojet runs its fleet differently so clients pay less.
How to fly 7,000 miles without stopping to refuel.
NetJets introduced the fractional-aircraft concept in 1986. Now, as then, the companies selling shares seek to offer a middle ground between full jet ownership and charter flying.
It's wheels-up in emerging markets. With economies booming in China, India and Latin America, those countries are fast embracing the ultimate symbol of American moguldom, the private jet.
“"I've got a list of corporations that have gotten out of their airplanes [because of criticism from politicians]. It is the stupidest thing I've ever seen. When you look at the time and cost savings; it does not make sense not to fly [privately]. You can't let public perception interfere with your business decision to fly. It either is a good business decision or it isn't."”