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  1. The "S" in the name of the new Acclaim from Mooney Airplane refers to the craft’s most distinguishing attribute: speed. The Mooney Acclaim Type S (830.896.6000, www?.mooney?.com ) reaches 278 mph,...
  2. The Swiss-made Pilatus PC-12 turboprop is made to tackle hard work in the world’s more remote places. Since its first delivery in 1994, the aircraft has proved its ability to operate reliably, carry...
  3. Would anyone pay $80 million for a private jet that can reach 1,220 mph but is prohibited by government regulators from flying even close to that speed while over land? That question has dogged...
  4. As the jet soars over the California coastline, Dave Ryan grins. Ryan, a 10-year veteran of Learjet, is piloting the company’s first production 60 XR, fresh from the factory. Bombardier Aerospace,...
  5. Fractional Programs Of the many fractional ownership programs currently available, the main players in terms of size and national scope are NetJets, Flexjet, Travelair, Citation Shares, and Flight...
  6. A dozen years ago, security consultant Israel “Issy” Boim was hired to evaluate a Fortune 500 CEO’s personal security as he traveled abroad. The CEO had bodyguards and privately arranged...
  7. In July 2001, two Tennessee doctors approached Tony Moseley, owner of Tennessee Jet Aircraft, a company that buys and sells brokerage aircraft. The year before, the doctors had purchased two Learjets...
  8. Kevin Russell, senior vice president of Executive Jet, travels with two cell phones, a BlackBerry wireless e-mail device, and a laptop. In his office, he has a PC and videoconferencing capabilities...
  9. Safety Behind the Scenes Recently, a TAG Aviation charter flight was in line at an airport for deicing. The airport crew sprayed fluid onto the jet just before takeoff. However, the deicing fluid...
  10. The holy grail of aviation is an aircraft that requires no runway, needs no airport, and flies long distances at turbine speeds. The BA609 tiltrotor is exactly such an aircraft—one that can take off...

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