Business Jet Traveler » June 2009

June 1, 2009
Avantair, the only publicly traded, stand-alone fractional operator, has added Great Exuma in the Bahamas to its primary service area. In addition, Avantair is offering its share owners a discounted accommodations rate at the island's Grand Isle Resort and Spa, with which it has established a relationship.
June 1, 2009
It's an interesting time to be taking over the editorship of a magazine, especially one called Business Jet Traveler.
June 1, 2009
Charter and aircraft management provider JetDirect Aviation ceased operations in April and Wayfarer Aviation subsequently announced that it had purchased "substantially all" the company's assets. Wayfarer is the new name for JetDirect Aviation Acquisition Company (JDAAC).
June 1, 2009
It doesn't have wings and doesn't fly, but it's definitely a Lear, as its sleek lines and innovative design suggest. The Lear204, a 20-foot electric boat, will carry 11 passengers 50 miles on a fully charged set of batteries at a cost of about $2.
June 1, 2009
For the first quarter of this year, business aviation accidents, including those with fatalities, declined from the same period in 2008, according to Boca Raton, Fla.-based industry safety analyst Robert E. Breiling Associates. The number of aviation-accident deaths increased, however.
June 1, 2009
Under the "gotta have one" heading comes this little item: a seven-ounce, cellphone-sized satellite tracking device that also serves as an emergency-locator transmitter and allows you to check in with friends and provide them with trip progress reports.
June 1, 2009
Many U.S. business aircraft operators have been reacting with dismay to the news that they need to start registering now for the European emissions trading scheme (ETS), which takes effect in 2012. In fact, some U.S. operators have already received letters from UK officials asking them to provide a point of contact.
June 1, 2009
Do you have a favorite in-flight meal or caterer you’d like to see featured h
The Dish: Naan
June 1, 2009
Readers who participated in the 2009 Aviation International News FBO Survey picked Sugar Land Regional Airport as the top supplier of ground-support services this year, bumping long-time number-one Wilson Air Center Memphis to second place. Located near Houston, the city-owned and -run Sugar Land was the only FBO with an overall average score above 9.00 in this year's survey.
June 1, 2009
Bethpage Hole 10.
From June 15 to 21, the world's best golfers will be at Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, N.Y., for the U.S. Open, the second major event of the season. This marks a return to Bethpage for the championship event, which the state park hosted in 2002. This year, as then, golfers will play the par-71 Black Course during the championship days (June 18 to 21).

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