Special Reports

August 1, 2010
Any trip can be more efficient at slower speeds, which also result in less we
Flying in business aircraft, whether small or large, is an expensive proposition. But a variety of methods can help you keep costs to a minimum while maximizing safety and efficiency. 
July 1, 2010
The only private aviation option that defies comparison to real estate is the
Like home shoppers, private air travelers have only two main options-renting and buying. The numerous other alternatives are just variations on these basic choices, but, oh my, how the marketers of business aviation try to convince consumers otherwise.
July 1, 2010
Like charter, jet cards eliminate the need to buy a capital asset, but they d
If you're like many business jet travelers these days, you may not feel compelled to own an aircraft but still want to enjoy the benefits that having one can offer. The good news is that several options-such as chartering and buying a jet card or fractional share-make it easy to do just that.
June 1, 2010
“We need CEOs to say, ‘Yeah, we have a company jet or two or three and we use
A large and punishing backlash resulted after executives of the big-three automakers offered painfully naïve answers to questions about their corporate jet use on Nov. 18, 2008.
June 1, 2010
Aircell’s high-speed Internet service offers connection rates that are as fas
In last year's cabin-tech report, we described Inmarsat's Swift64 and SwiftBroadband satellite communications services as the best options for worldwide access to e-mail after takeoff.
June 1, 2010
“The [rulemaking] process worked,” said a Transportation Security Administrat
Taking the business aviation world by surprise in October 2008, the Transportation Security Administration proposed regulations that would have subjected private jet travelers to an airline-like security experience.
April 16, 2010
Dr. Rick Bonnell and his 13-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, help Saint Pheyla “
From her home near Pierre Payen, Haiti, just one week after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake had devastated the country on January 12, Saint Phelya Dorsan took her mule and headed down the hill to the roadside market to see whether there was food to be bought. The 11-year-old, nicknamed "Yadissa," which means "little stinker" in Haitian, never made it to the market.
April 5, 2010
You know the economy is improving when private jets return to the skies. And that's exactly what is happening now. Encouraged by rising profits and the diminished likelihood of a double-dip recession, some corporations and high-net-worth highfliers who had idled their jets through the downturn are venturing back into business aviation.
April 1, 2010
Nan Kramer, a Honeywell flight attendant, surveys the devastation in Port-au-
Two massive earthquakes in two months. Hundreds of thousands dead, millions displaced. The responses to the twin tragedies in Haiti and Chile were unprecedented from a humanitarian-aid perspective, including the first-ever large-scale coordinated effort to bring supplies directly to earthquake survivors aboard business jets. The world has never seen anything quite like it.  
February 1, 2010
Even though your jet may be hibernating, don’t try to skimp on costs by negle
The recession's lingering effects may prompt you to consider storing your aircraft until conditions improve. That can make sense if you need to slash your flying costs yet don't want to sell your airplane while prices are depressed.

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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