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Best Of The Best 2006: Up To The Challenge
Bombardier’s Learjet, Challenger, and Global brands already have significant market share, but the company is not resting on its laurels. Its latest...
Best Of The Best 2006: The Full Spectrum
To build its high-performance, all-composite Spectrum 33, Spectrum Aeronautical pioneered a manufacturing process that involves a new carbon-graphite...
Best Of The Best 2006: Winged Victory
The Raytheon Hawker 850XP, which debuted last year, has been given new composite-construction winglets—vertical wing tips—to enhance both the...
Best Of The Best 2006: Quick Liftoff
The German aerospace giant Grob made a splash at last year’s Paris Air Show when it announced its new Grob SPn Utility Jet, a light offering that is...
Best Of The Best 2006: Netjets
Some 20 years after it invented the fractional jet business, NetJets continues to dominate the industry in every way. None of the players that have...
Best Of The Best 2006: As You Like It
At the end of the day,” says Michael Green, president and CEO of Delta AirElite, “we can’t make our airplanes fly any higher or any faster than...
Best Of The Best 2006: Sentient Jet
Sentient’s Jet Membership program has tripled in the 22 months that CEO Steve Hankin has occupied the pilot’s chair, so it is not surprising that...
Best Of The Best 2006: Flexible Flight
We don’t sell just charter service,” says Blue Star Jets CEO Ricky Sitomer. “We sell flexibility. We work for our clients, not the plane owners, and...
Best Of The Best 2006: All Systems Go
TAG Aviation, Cessna’s joint-venture partner in the CitationShares fractional-ownership program, also offers charter services, with more than 100...
Best Of The Best 2006: Executive Privilege
In 1964, Clay Lacy was the first to fly a corporate jet, a Learjet 23, to the West Coast (from Learjet’s base in Wichita, Kan.). Forty-two years...
Best Of The Best 2006: Growth Spurt
Older companies are sometimes perceived as dinosaurs lumbering toward evolutionary dead ends, but Executive Jet Management, a charter operator...
Best Of The Best 2006: Jet Aviation
Since 1967, when the late Carl Hirschmann purchased some aircraft hangars in Basel, Switzerland, and named the outfit Jet Aviation, his company has...
Best Of The Best 2006: Mountain Air
AEXJet has grown far beyond its home in the Rockies. Today, only 20 percent of its flights transit through Aspen, Colo., and the company’s core...
Best Of The Best 2006: Javelin Jet
George Bye, CEO of Aviation Technology Group (ATG), imagines the following scenario: “Take a parking lot full of sedans, station wagons, trucks, and...
Best Of The Best 2006: Romance Renewed
People who charter aircraft often find that expenses mount in unexpected ways. Recognizing this, Michael Napoliello, founder and chairman of...
Best Of The Best 2006: Fount Of Information
CharterAuction has changed its name to Jets International, but its business model essentially remains the same. The broker combines the fixed-pricing...
Aircraft: Prepared For Takeoff
The demise of concorde has set off a competition among both established and fledgling airlines attempting to provide travelers to London with an...
Wings & Water: Sea and Be Seen
Joe Vittoria smiles as he recalls the time several years ago that his Grumman Albatross landed off the coast of Connecticut. “It sure attracts...
Back Page: Fighting Fatigue
Robb Report has written about vintage planes and the people who collect, restore, maintain, and fly them on a number of occasions. We do so again in...
Aircraft: Embraer Light
The latest very light jet, Embraer’s Phenom 100, might be the most attractive for passengers concerned with the space limitations of this new,...
Wings & Water: Sea and Be Seen: Grounding of Mallards
Crash Leads to Grounding of Mallards The Vintage-Grumman community suffered a very public tragedy last December, when a Grumman Mallard G-73 flown by...
Aircraft: For God and Backcountry
We are 2,800 feet above the northern Idaho backcountry on this cool, clear October morning and descending toward the grass strip at Cavanaugh Bay, on...
FrontRunners: Domesticated Dogfighter
Sit down in the new F-18E Super Hornet Micro Simulator from Clark’s Precision Machine and Tool (817.444.2533, www.clarksmachine.com ), shove the...
Wings & Water: Safely at Speed
Of all the personal aircraft available to private pilots, the $329,000 Cirrus SR22 might be the safest. In addition to an onboard tracking system...
Aircraft: Building on a Legacy
G5 executive had a problem. The Swiss charter firm, which flies clients aboard long-range business jets from one continent to another, needed a plane...
Wings & Water: Club in the Clouds
Ian Valentine completed the deal of a lifetime four years ago, when he sold his company, a firm that delivered interactive services to satellite...
Private Preview 2005: Global Reach
The first Bombardier Global 5000 business jet will be delivered later this year, presenting owners with an aircraft that cruises at 562 mph and has a...
Private Preview2005: Aerial Acrobat
It is a shame that only one passenger at a time can enjoy the thrill of the two-seat LoPresti Fury. The $275,000 plane, which was conceived in the...
A Mig Deal
Although David Sutton did not have to dig through 270 feet of snow and ice to acquire his first fighter jet—a Soviet-made, Poland-owned, 711 mph MiG-...
Aircraft: Restricted Access
Trans-exec air service’s Priority Program, which generates the bulk of its revenue, is more akin to an exclusive private club than an aircraft...
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