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Flying

A flying recovery room

Russia’s Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company hopes it has a sporting chance of attracting customers to a forthcoming variant of its Superjet SSJ100 airliner. Called the SportJet and scheduled for certification in 2018, the aircraft will target professional and amateur athletic teams’ charter flights. That’s a $600 million-per-year global market, according to the manufacturer.

Why would a soccer, rugby, hockey, or other team need a specially designed jet? Sukhoi’s answer might interest you, even if your competition isn’t the kind played out on turf.

Money

Numbers game

At the height of presidential primary season last spring, the New York Times reported that Donald Trump had been flying around “in his sleek Cessna jet” (a Citation X) even though its FAA registration had expired almost three months earlier.

People

Brad Keselowski

Stock-car driver Brad Keselowski has climbed to his sport’s challenging peaks, cranking out top-place finishes and wins for Team Penske. He has won races in each of NASCAR’s three national series and, last July, he came out on top in the Coke Zero 400—his first victory at Daytona International Speedway, as well as the Penske team’s 100th cup win. Now in his sixth season with that team, he has also launched his own truck-racing team, Brad Keselowski Racing.

Time Off

Boulders Resort & Spa

It seems something of a miracle of architecture and construction that developers could install a 1,300-acre golf resort, luxury hotel, and community amongst the towering 12-million-year-old granite stones in Carefree, Arizona, north of Scottsdale.

They did so with verve and imagination. And a sense of indulgence, as well. The result is a 36-hole golf course, the North and the South, designed by Jay Morrish and laid out to present views, challenges, and stunning vistas of the Sonoran Desert foothills that have no equal anywhere else in golf. 

Bizav Basics

Operator or Broker

Should you call a charter operator or a broker to book your next flight? The type of aircraft you need, the pickup point, and the availability of nearby lift play large roles in getting the answers right. So does understanding the difference between the two types of providers, and what sets one broker or operator apart from another.

 

Bizjet Lifestyle

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Quote/Unquote

“Life’s ultimate statistic is the same for all people: One out of one dies. ”

-George Bernard Shaw