Commentary

April 5, 2012
The 2012 Abace event in Shanghai revealed the promise of the Chinese market.
Last week in Shanghai marked the beginning of a new era in business aviation. It also represented a major expansion of AIN Publications’ continuing quest to serve the industry and those who employ it around the world.
April 5, 2012
Abace 2012 visitors line up to view a Cessna Grand Caravan on display. (Photo: Matt Thurber)
This year’s Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) has been a real eye-opener for a Westerner whose last visit to China was in 2003. Shanghai, where Abace 2012 is being held (it ends on March 29) at host airport Hongqiao International, is a beautiful and huge city.
March 6, 2012
President-elect John F. Kennedy enters his airplane in 1960
Washington, D.C.–President Obama missed a major fundraising event yesterday due to cancellation of his JetBlue flight. The President had arrived on time at Washington National Airport in a Hertz rental car–a subcompact, according to his press secretary–and had been whisked through security.
February 6, 2012
Myriam Burger
Every now and then, I go through the voicemails on my office phone and delete the ones I no longer need. I usually end up trashing all of them–with the exception of two that I’ve held onto for years.
February 1, 2012
AIN Publications, Business Jet Traveler's parent company, also publishes many other magazines, including on-site air show dailies in seven countries. During my years with the firm, I have traveled all over the United States as well as to Paris, London, Geneva, Dubai, Singapore and–as of March 2012–Shanghai.
January 9, 2012
In my last blog post, I covered five of the most memorable moments from interviews I’ve conducted over the years for Business Jet Traveler. Here are another five. Just click on the names to read the full articles on Pascucci, Trump and Orman.
December 19, 2011
Alec Baldwin by David Shankbone
Oh, Alec! You’ve gone and done it now. When you got kicked off that American Airlines flight on December 6 because you didn’t want to turn off your phone and stop playing Words With Friends and got mad at the flight attendant and slammed the bathroom door, well, you exposed the airlines’ dirty little secret, didn’t you?
December 1, 2011
"We like to keep a low profile for our jet use." I can't tell you how many times I've heard variations on that line since I arrived at Business Jet Traveler in 2004. It has been a constant challenge to find business jet owners and passengers willing to be profiled in our pages and companies that will go on the record about their use of private aviation.
November 30, 2011
James Carville
During my journalism career, I’ve interviewed everyone from Bruce Springsteen (back when he could walk down the street unrecognized) to a Ku Klux Klan leader (who was arrested on kidnapping and weapons charges soon after we met). But none of my interviews have been more fascinating than the ones I’ve conducted with prominent bizav users at Business Jet Traveler.
November 14, 2011
On Fridays at my daughter's preschool, the children take a designated time out to reflect on the week: what they accomplished, what they're proud of, what they could do better and how they helped others. They set goals for the following week and then spend time discussing their families, their communities and how they can make the world a better place.

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