BJT Waypoints

November 4, 2011
Presenting a unified front, the Business Aviation Association of India (BAAI) has merged with India's newly formed Business Aircraft Operators Association (BAOA). The combined organization will operate as the BAOA.
November 4, 2011
Gulfstream Aerospace has unveiled “Elite” interiors for the G550 and G450. The extra-cost package incorporates much of the look and feel of the interior for the new ultra-long-range G650 and includes the wireless Gulfstream Cabin Management System (GCMS).
November 4, 2011
Dassault Aviation has signed a memorandum of understanding with China's Minsheng Financial Leasing for 10 Falcon 7X and 10 Falcon 2000S business jets. The deal, which the companies expect to finalize before the end of the year, follows firm orders for five Falcon 7Xs that Minsheng placed earlier in 2011 and an order for a Falcon 900LX.

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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