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August 1, 2011
Activity in the preowned market continues unabated, yet at a measured pace. In fact, inventory levels are now about where they were in October 2008 (and climbing for almost a year), when the calamity on Wall Street reverberated around the globe and dealt a devastating and unprecedented blow to the new and used aircraft business.
August 1, 2011
Chartering your own aircraft can help you save on sales and use taxes and, in
You wouldn't think of buying a house and then renting it to yourself. Why would you ever want to charter your own aircraft?
July 1, 2011
Adding more ­passengers can sometimes make travel by business jet even less e
What does it really cost to fly privately and how do those expenses compare with the price of airline travel? BJT computed the roundtrip cost of a New York-to-Paris trip for four passengers via airline first class and via a wholly owned and chartered Gulfstream 550.
July 1, 2011
Veteran business jet users and first-time buyers alike have snapped up outsta
One of the first consequences of the 2008 Wall Street meltdown was the overnight disappearance of capital. At the time, many aircraft lenders still proclaimed that they were "ready to do deals," but often they lacked the financial horsepower to deliver on that promise.
July 1, 2011
When BJT's 2010 Buyers' Guide appeared a year ago, all signs suggested a shift toward an aviation insurance market characterized by increasing premiums, restricted coverage availability and more rigid underwriting criteria.
June 1, 2011
The Federal Aviation Administration recently changed the rules that determine when executives may pay for flights on their company aircraft.
May 31, 2011
Spring has sprung and the preowned aircraft business is still germinating. A slow and orderly recovery continues its linear track to the lowest inventory levels since the market peaked in the fourth quarter of 2008.
April 13, 2011
Gulfstream Aerospace has acquired a 253,000-sq-ft building in Savannah, Ga., to house its growing research and development program.
April 1, 2011
You can search by aircraft type and then narrow the results by model and loca
When you're ready to buy or sell a preowned aircraft, you'd be wise to start the process by going online. Our own BJTonline.com includes reviews of many models and-particularly in the site's Buyers' Guide section-lots of information about acquiring, financing and insuring aircraft. Many other Web sites can help you research models you're considering or determine demand and pricing for one you want to sell.
April 1, 2011
If your aircraft isn’t delivered until 2012, you can still qualify for 50-per
In what is becoming an annual or ­semi-annual event, President Barack Obama signed a tax bill last December that extended "bonus" depreciation for purchases of new aircraft, including business jets. With each extension, the level of enthusiasm among aircraft buyers and manufacturers has dissipated to the point where new announcements are more soporific than stimulating.

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