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Looking to buy private jets or corporate aircraft for executive travel? This section provides an invaluable guide to the legal and insurance issues involved with buying an aircraft.
Where have all the pilots gone, and why does the number of student pilots keep falling? The answers to these questions weigh heavily on aviation’s future. Who will fly tomorrow’s Business Aviation fleet when today, finding excellent candidates takes so much more patience, effort and regulatory obligations than a generation ago?
For reasons too varied and innumerable to detail, many an aircraft operator or owner struggles to afford the cost of owning and operating their airplane. Pressing their finances from one end is the seemingly endless upward movement of costs - and particularly fuel. On the other hand, any decline in aircraft use (due to decreased business activities) effectively drives up the hourly figure for fixed-cost items (hangar, hull insurance, flat-rate maintenance programs, aircraft finance costs, and even
I enjoyed the Fourth of July weekend. Lots of people on Cape Cod for a beautiful, warm weekend - so many people, in fact, that on Saturday my wife and I could not find a parking spot at the beach. So I had to go back home and mow the lawn. While cutting the grass, I took the time to ruminate over the recent press and Presidential comments regarding Business Aviation. The only protests I've heard of are from those of us in aviation. That is too bad.
- Author:Stan Yockey
We have discussed previously that many aircraft manufacturers adopted a policy seeking to prohibit the buyer from assigning the aircraft purchase contract to an unrelated third party (see August 2010 issue p54). Conversely, most new aircraft buyers feel that this kind of policy unduly restricts them from dealing with a significant change, or changes in circumstances that could arise long after the contract is signed.
I just purchased a new computer for work. It's fast, dependable (a MacBook Pro)… and did I mention that it is fast? One thing offered at the sale was an extended warranty. It is a sort of guaranteed maintenance program in that if my new computer breaks, Apple will fix it.
An uncanny number of businesses (numbering into the thousands) operate business aircraft of a dizzying variety. These top out at the Businessliners (adapted airliner models), and move down through the size and weight categories all the way to the (typically owner-flown) piston aircraft.
- Author:Jeremy Cox
You’re sitting in an FBO on a dark and stormy night. The ramp outside where your Business Jet is to be dispatched from is both windand rain-swept, and (with the exception of your aircraft) is deserted. The night ground crew at this out-of-the-way/backwater FBO can provide toilet dump, fuel and oil services, but the resident transient dedicated aircraft maintenance crew left for their beds long ago - and of course, you have a flat tyre.