Business Jet Traveler » April 2008

April 1, 2008
In his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, investment mogul Warren Buffett said the company's flight-services division-which includes fractional provider NetJets and aviation training company FlightSafety International-set a record last year with pre-tax earnings increasing 49 percent to $547 million.
April 1, 2008
Millions of people worldwide wear medical-alert jewelry-bracelets, pendants, dog tags-to notify emergency personnel about conditions ranging from diabetes to epilepsy. Now several companies have taken the idea a step further with introduction of the medical-alert computer flash drive.
April 1, 2008
In recent months, Boeing Business Jet prices started bumping up by an incredi
The continuing low-interest-rate environment coupled with a weak U.S. dollar against many international currencies and long backlogs of orders for new jets continue to buoy the used-aircraft market.
April 1, 2008
The National Transportation Safety Board has called the FAA's response "unacceptable" to four out of six NTSB safety recommendations addressing fatigue and duty-time limitations.
April 1, 2008
Geneva, Switzerland, will once again host the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE), held May 20 through 22. Organized jointly by the European Business Aviation Association and the U.S. National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), the convention has become the premier event for business aviation in Europe since it was launched in 2001.
April 1, 2008
Bonus depreciation can save you a lot on taxes–or not. It all depends on your
Bonus depreciation was introduced in the so-called Job Creation and Worker Assistance Act of 2002 in response to the economic malaise following 9/11. Under that act, if you contracted to purchase a factory-new aircraft on or after 9/11 and satisfied certain other requirements, you could start your tax depreciation with a 30-percent "bonus" amount in year one.
April 1, 2008
Adam Aircraft of Englewood, Colo., suspended operations on February 11 and four days later filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy, meaning the company will be liquidated. Adam had certified the A500 piston twin and was working on certification of the A700 very light jet.
April 1, 2008
If you just can't get enough of aviation, we may have the perfect CD for you. Inspired by a love of airplanes to create what his Web site bills as a new musical genre, avant-garde Belgian composer Bruno Misonne features actual aircraft and airport noises (and in one case what sounds suspiciously like quacking ducks) on the techno-tracks of his new Aviation Music album.
April 1, 2008
Defenders of Berlin Tempelhof Airport in downtown Berlin have reported progress in their fight to keep the airfield open, as they have gathered the 170,000 votes required to force a public referendum. For the referendum to be valid, however, 25 percent of the city's 2.425 million voters must participate.
April 1, 2008
Tucson international airport boasts six FBOs. A seventh is slated to open thi
The three main airports serving Tucson, Ariz., host an eclectic mix of aircraft and missions. Traffic at all three-Tucson International, Ryan and Marana-is on the upswing. But unlike at Phoenix 120 miles northwest, flight congestion around Tucson remains minimal, and you can get in and out of there fairly easily. 

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“"Many years ago, our company founder, Al Conklin, sold a new twin-engine business aircraft to a very successful entrepreneur. He had established a bit of a rapport with the individual and, after the sale, asked him straight out, 'How can you justify the cost of this airplane?' His reply? 'What is the cost of a divorce?'"–David Wyndham, president, Conklin & de Decker”

-David Wyndham