Bizav Basics

November 26, 2013
While buyers have held the upper hand for several years, we may now be witnessing a slight shift toward more equal power for buyers and sellers.
As inventories decline, a buyers' market may be fading.
November 21, 2013
Illustration: John T. Lewis
Renewed consumer interest in jet cards has led to a wide assortment of new offerings.
September 18, 2013
One company offers an “all you can fly” membership for a flat monthly  fee of $1,650.
This increasingly available option can save you lots of money. Here’s what you need to consider.
September 10, 2013
 Jet Aviation will operate a fleet of 12 Bombardier Global Express aircraft on behalf of VistaJet in the U.S. market. (Photo: VistaJet)
Europe-based VistaJet is entering the U.S. private-lift market with two unexpected alliances.
August 5, 2013
If you’re on a business trip, you might consider using the FBO as a temporary office.
More than 3,000 FBOs (fixed-base operations) offer general-aviation ground-support services in the U.S., and most first- and second tier-airports house more than one such facility.
July 30, 2013
Owners Head for Exits as Avantair’s Prospects Dim
The future of Avantair, the operator of Piaggio Avanti fractional ownership, Axis Lease and Edge Card flight access programs, was hanging in the balance at the end of Friday as the Clearwater, Florida-b
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 26, 2013
Charters? Jet Cards? Fractionals?
Here’s how to chart a flight path that works for you.
May 13, 2013
Starting a Flight Department
When it comes to outright aircraft ownership, you basically have two choices: hire a management company to handle operations and maintenance or set up your own corporate flight department. Done right, either option will afford you convenience and safety. What it really comes down to is cost versus control.
March 19, 2013
Importing an Aircraft
Once upon a time, the vast majority of business jets were owned and operated in the U.S., but that’s changing. Residents of other countries represent an ever-growing segment of the market, and the business of buying and selling corporate jets is increasingly international. In fact, a majority of factory-new aircraft these days are delivered outside the U.S.

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