Business Jet Traveler » June 2009

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).
June 1, 2009
An increase in sales activity in the first quarter has spilled into the second, and the uptick appears to be more than a temporary rise. While it's no secret that prices have been decimated compared with those of a year ago, the declines are resulting in values that for some are simply too hard to resist.
June 1, 2009
Portrait by Manuello Paganelli
As Golf legend Gary Player's Black Knight Enterprises continues to grow, his travel schedule is expanding to allow him to keep commitments all around the globe.
June 1, 2009
There are so many things to do in Stowe’s off-season that I was hard-pressed
World-class downhill slopes and chillingly steep "front four" mountaintop runs have made Stowe, Vt., a favorite destination for skiers. On a jaunt in summer, however, I discovered that this historic New England village has far more to offer than skiing. I also realized how dramatically the Green State differs from anywhere else in the country.
June 1, 2009
“Customers love the airplane,” said one operator of the Learjet 40XR. “It has
Cut two feet off the Learjet 45's fuselage, throw out two passenger seats, drain 100 gallons of fuel and this is what you get: a $9.46 million bullet that is sexy, leggy and fast. It's called the Learjet 40XR.
June 1, 2009
An eye in the windscreen monitors the position of the lane markings or blackt
One piece of eggshell can spoil the enjoyment of a whole omelet, and that's how it was with my evaluation of the all-new BMW 750Li. While the car I tested had only 3,000 miles on the odometer, they had been accrued at the hands, and perhaps the leaden pedal feet, of the press corps in the American West.

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“When you get into the larger aircraft it becomes like a hotel, with dozens of staff supporting the plane based in a galley area down below. You have very comprehensive cooking facilities, and on larger aircraft we have looked at theatres, with spiral staircases and a Steinway grand piano. The limitations for what you can put inside a plane are pretty much the limits of physics, and even money cannot always overcome that. Even so, people are still always trying to push [the limits]. ”

-Howard Guy of Design Q, a UK-based consultancy