Best Of The Best 2006: Flexible Flight

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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 strive to give them every possible option for their changing needs.” The strategy appears to be working. Since Blue Star’s inception in 2001, it has grown to a 300-person operation that offers access to more than 4,000 aircraft worldwide.

Many jet charter clubs and brokers now offer debit-card arrangements in which flying costs are deducted from an initial deposit, but Blue Star’s SkyCard affords an extra degree of choice by accepting five deposit levels: $50,000, $100,000, $250,000, $500,000, and $1 million. Jets range from the light Beechjet 400A, priced at around $2,000 per hour, to the wide-body Boeing Business Jet, priced at around $12,000 per hour. The company commits to having jets available on four hours' notice.

Blue Star Jets
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www.bluestarjets.com

The jet’s large floor plan allows for the addition of an office and a bedroom…
The six-seat, twin-engine jet has a reworked interior and upgraded technology…
The two-seat jet is being developed for both private and military flying…
The new improvement to the BBJ private aircraft reduces drag and adds range…
The design concept incorporates technology found on Mercedes-Benz automobiles…
The company’s design could reduce the flight time between Washington, D.C., and Paris by 3 hours…
The ergonomic chair promises to make long-range flight much more comfortable…
The fractional provider recently took delivery of a custom G450LXi, with more on the way…
The simulated fireplace replicates the heat, sound, and intensity of a real fire…
The amphibious aircraft only requires a sport-pilot license to fly and can be towed behind a car…