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June 1, 2008
Just a few years ago, the term "FBO" would have drawn blank stares throughout most of Asia. Today, the region is savvier about general aviation and more focused on making itself hospitable for private aircraft. Still, travelers should not expect Western-style infrastructure or support.
June 1, 2008
Travel to Asia and the Middle East has become a requirement for many businesses. But while the infrastructure to support business aviation in those areas is improving, it still presents unique challenges for private jet travelers.
June 1, 2008
Cleveland-based Flight Options has joined Montreal-based Starlink Aviation to form Flight Options Canada, which the companies claim will offer a seamless, expanded network of private jet travel facilities and services on both sides of the border. For U.S.
June 1, 2008
Macau, a "special administrative region" of the People's Republic of China, is rapidly developing as a business aviation hub. Since the first of the year, charter operator Jet Asia has added two Hawker Beechcraft Hawker 900XPs.
June 1, 2008
The FAA has ordered Santa Monica [Calif.] Airport officials to halt implementation of a ban on aircraft with approach speeds greater than 121 knots. Airport director Robert Trimborn had advised airport users that after April 24, "only aircraft in the FAA-designated A and B categories will be allowed to operate" at the facility.
June 1, 2008
The first annual Gulf VIP Executive Jet, Luxury Yacht & Elite Car Interiors exhibition is scheduled for November 11 to 13 at the Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Center and Bahrain International Airport. More than 150 exhibitors and approximately 5,000 visitors are expected at the show.
June 1, 2008
An FAA proposal to cut airline delays by imposing peak-period pricing to reduce congestion at busy airports is a "bad idea," according to the National Business Aviation Association. The key element of the FAA's proposal is to allow a two-part landing fee based on operations and aircraft weight.
June 1, 2008
A group of former JetBlue executives have launched an operation designed around the Embraer Phenom 100. The company, JetSuite, has ordered 50 of the very light jets with options for 50 more, and plans to lease the aircraft to customers. First deliveries are expected next April.
June 1, 2008
The old joke about Hawkers is that not only are they built like bricks-they fly like them, too.

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-VistaJet founder and chairman Thomas Flohr, on the company's unusually brief, easy-to-understand contracts