Business Jet Traveler » October 2010

October 1, 2010
We can leave Pittsburg [where our jets are based] and arrive at our destination quicker than we can get to the nearest commercial airport [which is two hours away].  --Ken Brock, CEO of Pittsburg, Kan.-based Names and Numbers
October 1, 2010
Business aviation's biggest event-the annual National Business Aviation Association Convention-will be held in Atlanta this year, October 19 to 21. The Georgia World Congress Center will host the exhibits and more than 100 education and maintenance and operation sessions while DeKalb-Peachtree Airport will present the static display of aircraft.
October 1, 2010
Remember the CEOs from Chrysler, Ford and GM who flew on business jets to Washington to testify before a Congressional committee in the fall of 2008? Pressed to explain their use of corporate aircraft, they all looked and sounded as if they'd been caught doing something wrong.
October 1, 2010
"Once you have sipped the sweet nectar of freedom, you don't go back. If I had to fly commercial and could stay in the suite in the top of a hotel or take a private plane and stay in just a room, I'd say, 'Give me the plane.' The airport experience is an on­going, deteriorating horror story." --political consultant James Carville  
October 1, 2010
If you fly only 100 hours per year, don't expect owning your own jet to be co
ELSEWHERE IN THIS ISSUE, YOU'LL FIND PLENTY of discussion about the tangible and intangible benefits of using business aviation, but what about the expenses? Nobody ever said flying privately is cheap, but the good news is that it can be less costly than you might think-if you take steps to minimize expenses.
October 1, 2010
Supporters of business aviation often point out that there are more than 5,000 airports in the U.S. that are accessible by general aviation aircraft. But that figure includes everything from large international airline hubs to tiny grass strips.
October 1, 2010
ALL TRANSPORTATION METHODS INVOLVE some risk, but corporate/executive business jets enjoy a stellar safety record, with only one fatal accident since 2007. That's according to statistics on U.S.-registered aircraft from Robert E. Breiling Associates, an aviation-safety research firm.
October 1, 2010
Aircell's GoGo service has been a homerun success for two simple reasons: the
One of the big advantages bizav has over airline travel is your ability to get more done by hitting multiple stops in a single day. Now, thanks to in-flight Internet services such as Aircell's GoGo Biz, Inmarsat's SwiftBroadband and ViaSat's Yonder Broadband, you can do more on the way, too.
October 1, 2010
“We couldn’t operate without the airplanes.”
WE'VE WATCHED CEOS SLINK AWAY RATHER than defend their aircraft and waited to hear from executives willing to go on record about the benefits of business aviation.
October 1, 2010
Kimberly-Clark operated the iconic douglas DC-3.
Over the years, more than a few all-business-class airlines have tried to lure customers who might otherwise opt for private aviation. What we haven't often seen is a corporate flight department trying to morph itself into an airline with the same goal in mind. But that has happened at least once. 

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“"I've got a list of corporations that have gotten out of their airplanes [because of criticism from politicians]. It is the stupidest thing I've ever seen. When you look at the time and cost savings; it does not make sense not to fly [privately]. You can't let public perception interfere with your business decision to fly. It either is a good business decision or it isn't."”

-business aviation entrepreneur Nick Popovich