Business Jet Traveler

January 22, 2016
Randy Padfield, BJT’s first editor, has been named the 2016 winner of Helicopter Association International’s prestigious Lightspeed Aviation Excellence in Communications Award, which is part of the organization’s Salute to Excellence awards program.
January 22, 2016
Photographer and frequent BJT contributor Bill Bernstein has been garnering accolades for his new coffee-table book, which documents a unique period in New York City nightlife.
January 20, 2016
Erin Andrews
The Fox Sports reporter and Dancing with the Stars cohost needs to be in three cities in a typical week. Business aviation makes that possible.
January 19, 2016
Man in kayak
I dipped my paddle into the crystal-clear saltwater shallows and set off a series of minor explosions. Instantly, a dozen elegant, squawking great egrets leaped into the air from a grove of leathery-leafed mangroves. Then a school of silvery baby tarpon erupted, splashing beneath the prehistoric-looking, reddish-orange dangling roots.
January 19, 2016
Falcon 8X
Is said that the margin of victory in life can sometimes be measured in inches. Dassault seems to think so.
January 18, 2016
Restaurant in the jungle
Usually, eating out is all about being part of a restaurant’s bustle and ambiance. Maybe, too, about being seen. But sometimes, the goal is different. For special occasions, the best seats in the house aren’t necessarily at booth No. 1 or the table with the sweeping view of the dining room.
January 17, 2016
Fractional providers are refreshing their fleets, taking delivery of new models in the industry’s first major upgrade wave since the 2008 economic downturn.
January 17, 2016
BMW i8
When I was growing up, I loved the Back to the Future films—particularly the second one in which Doc and Marty traveled forward in time to 2015. The future looked amazing, especially because of the cars, which contrasted dramatically with what was on the road when the movie first appeared. Not to mention, they could fly and hover!
January 6, 2016
Just 2 percent of hedge-fund managers have “a truly unique skill set and competitive advantage,” notes one expert. (Photo: Fotolia)
Hedge funds typically come with stiff fees, but those costs are dropping, Silberstein says. Once, the vast majority charged a 2 percent annual management fee on assets held in the fund, plus 20 percent of any profits. Now, only the most elite managers have that structure, he says; the standard fee today is 1.5 percent plus 15 percent of profits.
January 3, 2016
Until about 2013, “our pricing was below  cost, and that wasn’t sustainable in the long run,” says XOJet CEO Bradley Stewart.
In early 2009 XOJet upended the charter industry when it introduced all-inclusive one-way transcontinental U.S. rates of $19,000 aboard its owned and operated fleet of new Cessna Citation Xs (later joined by Bombardier Challenger 300s). Not bad for a company whose majority investor, Lehman Brothers, had gone bankrupt just months before

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