Buyers' Guide

June 27, 2013
Business Aviation Caterers
These days on a private jet you not only can fly wherever you want whenever you want, you can also dine en route on whatever you want. Caterers like Alison Price On Air and Bon Soirée of London and Hubert-Marsden Catering of Zurich, Switzerland can provide anything from fois gras with black truffle to chateaubriand with bordelaise sauce to Beluga caviar.
June 27, 2013
Today’s cutting edge won’t make the cut tomorrow.
Ten years ago, nobody even talked about lighting aircraft cabins with LEDs. Today, not an airplane rolls out of a completion center that isn’t LED from nose to tail. The result: illumination that’s brighter, lower maintenance, longer lasting and more economical.
June 27, 2013
Versace teamed with TAG Aircraft Interiors to create this rendering proposal for a large-cabin private jet.
In recent years, many luxury fashion and design houses have ventured into the realm of the ­private jet cabin. Automobile and yacht designers are ­climbing aboard, too.
June 27, 2013
Book a slot now to minimize the wait
As the industry recovers from the long recession, sales of used and new aircraft are accelerating. Largely as a result, more and more independent completion and refurbishment shops are building a backlog of orders.
June 27, 2013
How NOT to Buy a Business Jet
Buying a business jet can be a smart move, but you can make lots of mistakes on the road to ownership. Here are eight of the most common blunders, plus advice on how to avoid them.
June 27, 2013
The World's Top-rated FBOs
The ground-support facilities commonly known as FBOs (for fixed-base operations) represent a critical link in the private aviation chain. They provide aircraft fueling, hangars and parking tie-downs, cleaning and water replenishment, meeting spaces, catering facilities and, at some locations, maintenance services.
June 26, 2013
Airbus ACJ319
As soon as its first owner departs from the manufacturer’s delivery center, a new airplane technically becomes used (or preowned). For various reasons, however, 10 years after an aircraft’s final production date is generally considered the milestone separating “newer” used business aircraft from “older” ones.
June 26, 2013
Patch the holes in your aviation insurance
Two corporate aircraft runway accidents in recent years underscore the importance of understanding your aviation insurance policy and communicating key details to all pertinent parties. The 2007 accidents—in Nova Scotia, Canada, and Santa Barbara, California—resulted in no serious passenger injuries but caused millions of dollars’ worth of damage.
June 26, 2013
Global 6000
Interest rates remain at historic lows, in part due to the Federal Reserve Bank’s continued efforts to keep them there. Doesn’t this mean that you should finance your next business jet purchase?
June 26, 2013
Embraer Legacy 500
Some new or dramatically upgraded business jets have recently been certified, and manufacturers anticipate FAA approval for 19 more models over the next several years. Assuming the global economy improves, demand for them should be strong. Here’s a look at the latest bizjet crop.

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