Delta AirElite Business Jets, the jet charter operation owned by Delta Air Lines, continues to enhance its flight-card operation, which it launched in 2003.
As the plane readies for takeoff, a controller’s voice comes over the headphones: "We’ve got an experimental on the runway. . . Whoa! Did you build that yourself?"
Erik Lindbergh showed how far general aviation has progressed over the decades, when, five years ago, he retraced his grandfather’s most famous achievement, the world’s first solo transatlantic
Private helicopter/airplane hybrids are winging our way.
August Henningsen, the CEO of Lufthansa Technik, remembers the 2000 Olympics well. “That was when we refitted a Boeing 747 to take 10 horses to the games,” he says.
For an Allied pilot in World War II, few sights were as fearsome as that of the German Messerschmitt Me 262, a speedy jet fighter known as the Swallow (because it is shaped like one).
Five years ago, Honda Motor Co. engineer Michimasa Fujino wrote a technical paper in which he described a small jet with a bizarre design.
In the sky above the Kalahari Desert, near the Jwaneng diamond mine in south central Botswana, one occasionally may spot an airship the length of a football field.
Since 1967, when the late Carl Hirschmann purchased some airc
AEXJet has grown far beyond its home in the Rockies.
CharterAuction has changed its name to Jets International, but its business model essentially remains the same.
Some 20 years after it invented the fractional jet business,
People who charter aircraft often find that expenses mount in unexpected ways. Recognizing this, Michael Napoliello, founder and chairman of SkyBridge Private Air, is redefining his company.
We don’t sell just charter service,” says Blue Star Jets CEO Ricky Sitomer. “We sell flexibility.
Sentient’s Jet Membership program has tripled in the 22 month
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 anyone else can.
Just about every problem in our business,” observes JetNetwork COO Paul Svenson, “stems from the fact that companies take on too many clients.”
Bombardier’s Skyjet, which offers flight hours on Bombardier Flexjet’s fleet of aircraft as well as on light jets from a range of operators, says it is intent on removing the confusion from flyi
JetPASS, the jet-card program offered by fractional operator Flight Options, has been making changes of late.
Marquis Jet, a program offered by NetJets, our Best of the Be
Older companies are sometimes perceived as dinosaurs lumbering toward evolutionary dead ends, but Executive Jet Management, a charter operator established in 1964, shows no signs of taxiing in t
The Raytheon Hawker 850XP, which debuted last year, has been given new composite-construction winglets—vertical wing tips—to enhance both the performance and the appearance of the proven Hawker
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.).
The Boeing Business Jet 3 is not just bigger than its predece
The jaunty little American Legend Cub first flew in March 2005, and in July it was among the first to be certified in the new light sport aircraft category.
If you think the term “kit plane” applies only to little two-seaters that you build in your garage, Epic Air CEO Rick Schrameck wants you to reconsider.
The Socata TBM 850 six-seat turboprop has been dubbed a “VLJ killer”—a plane that offers capabilities similar to those of the emerging class of very light jets, but at half the operating cost.
George Bye, CEO of Aviation Technology Group (ATG), imag
Bombardier’s Learjet, Challenger, and Global brands already have significant market share, but the company is not resting on its laurels.
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 built with carbon-fiber composites and design