Special Reports

October 1, 2010
Supporters of business aviation often point out that there are more than 5,000 airports in the U.S. that are accessible by general aviation aircraft. But that figure includes everything from large international airline hubs to tiny grass strips.
October 1, 2010
“We couldn’t operate without the airplanes.”
WE'VE WATCHED CEOS SLINK AWAY RATHER than defend their aircraft and waited to hear from executives willing to go on record about the benefits of business aviation.
October 1, 2010
Kimberly-Clark operated the iconic douglas DC-3.
Over the years, more than a few all-business-class airlines have tried to lure customers who might otherwise opt for private aviation. What we haven't often seen is a corporate flight department trying to morph itself into an airline with the same goal in mind. But that has happened at least once. 
August 1, 2010
“in five years we will be back to a normal market that is better than previou
After bottoming out last year, business aviation appears ready to start growing again as the economic climate improves. The next five years should be interesting, and BJT asked industry experts to comment on what the field will look like by 2015. For the most part, they painted an appealing portrait. Here are some predictions: 
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.

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